Today was the first day of one of the more hellish years of med school.
During orientation in our old, dingy lecture hall, something happened and I just could not stop sneezing. And then my eyes would not stop watering, and then my nose would not stop draining. I had one napkin on me that was not sufficient. The doors are at the back of the auditorium, so getting up and walking out would have meant walking up the stairs in a miserable state, passing my entire class on the way. So I sat there, on the first day back, basically snotting and crying all over the place.
Ohhhh it’s going to be a good year.