Experts say hay fever symptoms may affect 30 million people within next twenty years – apparently more of us moving towards cities will increase the number of people who suffer from it. How that works I don't know. It's just another thing that I used to feel made me special but now seems to be the norm. Dyslexia was unusual when I had it at primary school. Seems everyone's got it these days. Using a left hand to write with was another little quirk that no longer seems so quirky. Even my name, Nick, seems to have suddenly come into vogue.
Anyway, as with all these things, I’ve been 'afflicted' with them since before it was fashionable and hay fever is by far the worst. No one has yet made a case for hay fever sufferers being gifted in other areas like they have with dyslexia. A snotty nose doesn't put you closer to ambidexterity, like being left handed is supposed to.
Hayfever is just funking spit.
The compounded effects are huge. I’m not into sports because sports day came during the summer when I felt like death. I like night more than day because that's when relief came. I prefer winter to summer. I don't like long hot days. I don't picture myself blissed out running barefoot through a field.
Mother nature isn't someone I get along with.
Hayfever ends up defining large parts of your character without you even realising it.
If this assertion that more people are going to get it is true time will tell. But if it is I suspect we're going to get fatter lazier and more introverted over the next 50 years. Bring it on!