It’s bad enough to be sick during summer, but to have cough drop manufacturers kicking you when you’re down is just plain mean. Last year, I discovered that cough drop companies think we’re morons. Hall’s now has a campaign where they offer “a pep talk in every drop!” Um, I feel like crap. I can’t taste anything and am coughing so hard I’ve pulled a muscle in my chest. My nose is raw from blowing it and I have zero appetite because I have a mucus pool forming in my stomach. (Gross, I know.) I’ve been sick for more than two weeks. Gimme a break. So when I read your “inspirational saying” that I should “inspire envy” … well, excuse me while I punch you in the throat.