Today I woke up with a terrible headache, which only grew worse as I was teaching my first of two classes this morning. It got to the point that my stomach was upset and I feared that I might throw up right then and there. So I dismissed my first class early, canceled my second class, and went home to sleep it off.
I am happy to report that I am feeling much better. So well, in fact, that I'd like to initiate a little game of "Guess that Text." The game is quite simple. Below are three text messages I received today. One is from a teammate, one is from a student whose class I re-scheduled, and one is from a student who wasn't in any of my classes today (so you see how word gets around). Your task: Figure out who wrote each message - it's not too hard.
1) "hi,Alison,we heard that you are ill !how are you feeling now? You'd better drink more warm water and have a good rest.Hope you will be better soon!"
2) "Hey! I'm sorry that you're feeling bad. Is there anything I can do for you? I have some Ritz crackers if you'd like them."
3) "hi Alison .Are you feel better now ?"
Side note: As I was walking back home, feeling miserable, I ran into two separate students who both advised me that I should drink more hot water. This is one-size-fits-all health advice in China, but I follow it every time. Drinking hot water really does make me feel better; in fact, I'm sipping a steaming mug of it right now. Weird, huh?