apart from the poeple at 3 is the feeling of innevitability that arises from when you realise that you have contracted the cold/flu virus.
You sit there, the throat feeling a little worse and worse as the day goes on, and you know that you shall be feeling shit for the next few days, and there is fuck all you can do about it.
You could wrap up warm and try to extricate pity from people, or you can decide to give it to as many people as possible as some sort of retibution, but in the end of the day you will still be feeling shit for the next few days.
It's so deterministic, and don't human beings hate it when the realise that they aren't the ones in control?
Needless to say, I'm the one who's in this situation right now.