October 24, 2006

Would You Rather?

Would you rather:

  • Spend the day at work with a searing headache so bad you can’t concentrate
  • Spend the day at home so nauseated you can’t look at food
Posted by James at October 24, 2006 8:08 AM
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Concentrating at work is often optional so I'll pick #1, even with the headache. Anything must be better than the perpetual morning sickness of #2.

Posted by: Mike at October 24, 2006 8:53 AM

I'll take the nausea at home. I've experienced both 1 and 2 and definitely prefer 2.

Posted by: Julie at October 24, 2006 9:12 AM

Headache at work I guess. I hate being nauseated.

Posted by: Chuck S. at October 24, 2006 9:43 AM

I've done the searing headache at work. No matter what the ailment, I'd much prefer feeling awful at home where I can hide under the covers and sleep it off.

Posted by: mjfrombuffalo at October 24, 2006 11:23 AM

Nausea at home, absolutely. I feel nauseated so often I'm used to it. I hate having a headache, and a headache at work would be a nightmare.

Posted by: Maggie at October 24, 2006 11:28 AM

Hmm... I wonder if there is a gender difference here?

Posted by: Julie at October 24, 2006 12:43 PM

I think I'd rather have the headache. I can almost always turn the headache into nausea if I want to, so headache gives me a choice.

But when I am really nauseated (like, hanging out near the bathroom and dizzy nauseated) I'm useless and can't even think. If you can't look at food, you can't even watch TV. So, it's a disaster.

I hate headaches, but I have to go with the headache here.

Posted by: James at October 24, 2006 12:58 PM

I'd take the headache. Being a migraine kind of guy - I'm used to it.

So technically, I think that's cheating.

Posted by: Derek at October 24, 2006 5:30 PM

I don't know, Derek, I get migraines, too. They usually last ten days and I'm completely useless for the first couple of days. Having been a "morning sickness" kind of person twice, and living with the bugs that constantly plague you if you have young children, I've gotten so I can do things when I'm nauseated (unless on-the-bathroom-floor nauseated, as James describes). I guess it depends on the degree of nausea.

Posted by: Maggie at October 24, 2006 8:16 PM

I'll take the nausea. Sick at home always better than sick at work. (of course if the headache was bad enough I'd probably go home anyway, but that wasn't an option).

Posted by: B.O.B. (bob) at October 30, 2006 11:00 AM

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