Picture this. You’re at work, and you’re sneezing your brains out. You don’t think you have a cold, but it doesn’t feel like a heavy pollen day. The sneezing, sniffling, et cetera is starting to bother you. Tissues run across your desk at a furious pace as you attempt to stem the tide of drip and sneeze.
After a while, you’ve had enough of this. You have a choice. To either put up with the snot and muck and keep running through tissues and attempt to keep yourself clean, or go into the lunchroom and take a Benadryl. That’ll stop you from sneezing and dripping, for the most part. But it’ll also make you start to doze. Drowsiness will set in. You’ll be less responsive and even run the risk of falling asleep at your desk.
Given these two choices, which do you pick? It’s a tough decision. On the one hand, sneezing and other things impede your productivity. Then again, so does drowsiness. You’re kind of boned either way, just in a slightly different way.
I chose the Benadryl. Pardon me while I keep poking myself with a stick to keep awake.