“Hey, Jeff. How are you?”
“It sounds like you have a cold.”
“Oh. No. It’s, umm . . .,” for some reason while hesitating, I pointed off toward the street, “uh, allergies.”
Steve had a puzzled look on his face. He was trying to work out the connection between allergies and the direction I was pointing in.
“. . . I guess I’m pointing at the pollen.”
(I blame the allergy medicine – “Drowsiness may occur. Excitability may occur, especially in children. Be careful when driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery.”)