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30 December 2005 @ 03:43 pm
*coughs all over you*  
There should be a Sickbed Singles Service, for when a single person gets sick and can't leave their apartment. You could call the service and say, "I need groceries and Kleenex and someone to do my dishes and a load of laundry." And they'd come take care of you for a small fee and even heat up soup and bring it to you while you lie snuffling and hacking on the couch. Or, you know--churches could offer this as a community charity service. I'd let them leave a small tract about Our Savior on the coffee table if they brought me chicken soup.

But I made it to the grocery store myself and had no spiritual epiphanies.

I'm behind on comments. I hope to have more energy later. If not now, next year.

Alias season four hangs together better than I remembered and there were eps I hadn't seen; good eps. I also rewatched "Before I Sleep" and cried a lot. Elizabeth angst. Possibly I'm not just phlegmy but premenstrual.

Good times, good times.
Rat Creature: {{{hugs}}}ratcreature on December 30th, 2005 11:59 pm (UTC)
There should be a Sickbed Singles Service

Very true. I usually manage to rope my sister into helping me out, but my tally of these favors is now such that the next time she'll need someone to care for her dog for a couple of days I won't be able to refuse without feeling like a total jerk (and her dog is hyper, smelly, and barks all the time...) :/

I hope you'll get well soon.
Ememrinalexander on December 31st, 2005 12:15 am (UTC)
Hmm...actually, this is a great idea for a small business *G*...
Trepkos: Check by Mrs Spocktrepkos on December 31st, 2005 12:22 am (UTC)
There should be a Sickbed Singles Service

I totally agree. As a non-single I can't understand how single people manage when they're ill - it seems heroic.
inapickle on December 31st, 2005 12:26 am (UTC)
I saw a gay porno about that once.
No, really.

The premise was that this guy was home sick, surrounded by pills and cotton swabs and so on, wearing a t-shirt and nothing else, and his friend came over to sex him up.

There was no dialogue, but there was disco.
Anna S.: cat_chickeneliade on December 31st, 2005 12:29 am (UTC)
Re: I saw a gay porno about that once.
I'm not sure what's more disturbing, the image of them having sex in a bed full of snotty tissues or this--

wearing a t-shirt and nothing else

Then again, a third contender is the disco....
inapickle on December 31st, 2005 12:36 am (UTC)
Re: I saw a gay porno about that once.
It was pretty funny, man. The friend notices this guy's dick just visible at the bottom edge of his shirt and he's all, "Oh-ho!"

Of course, thinking about it at all makes me wonder if there was a point when he had underpants on, and if his removal of them had anything to do with his illness.

And then all joy and hope are gone.
Divya: penguin smokes by Tara_divya_ on December 31st, 2005 12:32 am (UTC)
There should also be one for non-single people. Their ads could say, "So, your Significant Other wouldn't piss on you if you were on fire? Call us! And we'll come over. And, uh. Piss on you. You know, if you want."

Anna S.: dino-life-decisionseliade on December 31st, 2005 12:41 am (UTC)
Actually I think they do have services for that--and you don't even have to be sick. Physically, anyway.

Alizarin_NYC: can't be arsedalizarin_nyc on December 31st, 2005 04:36 am (UTC)
Oh yes, definitely. And also services for non-single people who don't want to take care of their whiny bitch-ass husbands and would rather pay someone to listen to him kvetch and cough.
Neeryneery on December 31st, 2005 12:46 pm (UTC)
The trick to surviving illness as a single is stocking up in time - I always have a stash of Kleenex, and chicken soup and juice in the freezer, for when I get sick - so I only have to take it out and stick it in the microwave, which is doable even with a bad cold.
And you should feel no obligation to do the laundry or dishes when you're sick at all. That's for healthy people.
crownglass39: thoughtcrownglass39 on December 31st, 2005 08:57 pm (UTC)
I'd seriously pay for a married-person's sick service because, seriously, has any married woman really had a husband who was at all helpful when she was sick?

The best that I can hope for is the husband doesn't ask what's for dinner when I feel like hell...sigh.