I’ve been down with the flu for about three weeks now. I’ve tried absolutely everything to rid myself of the bug: cough medicine, cold and flu tablets, lozenges; nothing seems to work. I experimented with herbal remedies, acupuncture, and inhaled an entire vanity cabinet of vapours; I tried gargling salt water, drinking lemon tea, and, I am sick to death of chicken soup. I decided to settle for a more traditional approach. Last night I dabbled with a few brandies, a couple of glasses of hot whiskey, and a half a bottle of Jägermeister. For the first time in nearly a month I felt absolutely fantastic. Unfortunately the positive effects only lasted until this morning.