You know you're in trouble and you just hope that it will not be the cold or flu that your friend has—but your body is telling you otherwise. As far as you're concerned, you have several choices. Make yourself a stiff grog, a German remedy. Pour some rum in a glass, add some hot water and chug down the whole thing. This cured me many years ago on the island of Sylt in Germany.
Another choice is chicken soup. Hopefully, you kept some of your own in the freezer just for this occasion, but if not, gather up your energy and cook this soup. It might help, but at least it will make you feel better and your body will have a secret weapon to help you in the days ahead. This soup does not have to have exact ingredients, just add what you think will help you. Anything goes, because your body is going into battle. Good luck! However, you don't need the common cold to enjoy this soup. It is delicious and tastes great when you need a little comfort. Just in case, make sure you freeze a little extra.