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Tuesday, 21 April, 2015 - 08:49

Allergic to everything

by JohnR

Spring has arrived. The weather is getting nicer and the new baby animals are in the fields. Everybody is starting to exercise more to get ready for summer and the fields are starting to grow vegetables.

I hate spring. Now, don't judge me just yet because I have a very good reason. In one word: allergies. I am allergic to spring. I have hay fever which blocks my throat and my nose. I spend all day sneezing and rubbing my eyes until they are bloodshot and I can't see anything. I am allergic to the pollen that is in the air so even breathing is difficult.

Springtime for me is about watching other people go to the park and have a picnic while I sit in my room and try to use up as many tissues as possible. Apparently it is also the funniest thing in the world to see someone sneezing constantly for ten minutes. Just ask my girlfriend who gets a laughing fit every time it happens to me! Luckily, she is sympathetic afterwards.

Now, having hay fever is bad. What makes it worse is that I am also allergic to all animals that have fur. That means cats, dogs, horses, even cows! In spring they start to moult, to change their fur. Everywhere I go now with my tissues I end up covered in dog hair or trying to rip off my beard because some cat hair got into it. My face goes very red and I have to scratch it all the time.

So, imagine you are walking down a street and you see a man with a box of tissues. He is sneezing like crazy, scratching his face with one hand and trying to rip off his beard with the other. Still, I guess it is kind of funny when after the tenth sneeze my voice goes really high-pitched like a child.

Spring doesn't like me and I don't like it. Bring on the summer!


Do you have any allergies? 

Submitted by hermione123 on Fri, 02/05/2021 - 06:32

hi, JohnR I like the " the spring doesn't like me, and I don't like it " part. all the best, hermione123

Submitted by oiertxu on Thu, 02/04/2021 - 15:58

I don't have any allergies, only to long Spanish classes at school. But my mum has an allergy to kiwi. When my mum eats a kiwi she starts to be sick and also her neck goes red, it's not itchy.
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