Being sick SUCKS.
But what’s questionably worse? – Not quite being sick.
When you’re sick, you can lay in bed and let the medicine do what it needs to do. You can sleep through the day. People will say nice things to you and maybe bring you food. Then you get better.
When you’re not quite sick, you’re miserable, but not enough. You’re still expected to go to work or school or make some significant contribution to the day. You actually start wishing to be sick, just so you can get the whole thing over with.
Then…it finally happens.
You get to call in. You get to stay in bed all day, and get pampered and watch the Law and Order: SVU marathon that is invariably on. You get to be medicated and you get to SLEEP. And then you feel better. (You feel a little less better when you realize you have to go to work, or school, or make some significant contribution the next day. But it’s not enough to keep you in bed.)
So yes. I would rather be sick than not quite sick, especially if there’s something really good on TV.