There's no end to the stories about dumb things I've done, but this one is probably one of the dumbest of the dumb.
Last week, I had a four day long stomachache. It was pretty miserable; working became pretty hard, all I could do was lay on the couch when I got home. I couldn't stand eating anything, and I couldn't for the life of me figure out what caused it. I was starting to get kind of worried that it could be a bigger issue.
Well, the one thing I didn't stop consuming was my morning coffee, which I put half and half in as to not be jolted by too much intense flavor at 6am. My morning fix wasn't tasting super great, which added to the worries I had about my stomach, because I was afraid that I just didn't like coffee as much as I used to. The thing that would get me up in the morning wasn't as appealing anymore.
It's been probably about a week since my stomach issues, which did eventually subside. Yesterday, I made coffee and a bowl of cheerios, and all the sudden drank small chunks in my coffee. For some reason, I wasn't alarmed and I kept drinking it. Today, I drank my coffee and it tasted absolutely awful, and I poured it out. Then, while at work, it hit me. Maybe I should smell my half and half (which was brand new the day before my stomach started hurting, so I didn't expect it to be bad), what I smelled was something in between garlic and bad cheese. (which is almost vomit-inducing)
So, the moral of the story, is if your stomach hurts for days on end for no explainable reason, go see a doctor. If you don't want to go to the doctor, make sure to smell your half and half.
Yes, Will is dumb. Will is also currently enjoying coffee sans chunks, and no longer fears he doesn't like coffee anymore.