What genuinely sucks is the remnants of illness. You know, the kind where you’re definitely not sick, but you still feel the bits of an illness that has just passed. Basically, having the taste and breath of phlegm every morning – because it takes time for phlegm to pass out of your system is perhaps one of the worst feelings in the world.
This is also because there is no pleasant way of describing this irritation to people around you.
And no amount of throat clearing helps.