Hugh: 74% of Adults Have Secretly Enjoyed Being Sick So They Can Stay Home
Written by Hugh Campbell on February 27, 2023
“Sorry, I can’t. I’m sick.”
Depending on who you are, uttering those words can be either disappointing or relieving. A recent survey revealed that nearly three-quarters of adults have secretly enjoyed being sick to get a day at home. Even if you cancelled your plans to stay in while under the weather, you’ve got to be doing SOMETHING, right? Well it turns out 41% of respondents say they use their sick days to do some easy cleaning around the house, while 40% use the time to unplug from the internet and social media.
We don’t often speak of the joys of being sick, but when you’re not feeling so hot (or feeling far too hot as the case may be), there are some simple pleasures we enjoy. When it comes to must-have foods or beverages for recovery, the most popular options were unsurprisingly hot tea and chicken noodle soup. Some things are classics for a reason. Other less common remedies include pizza, pancakes, whiskey or brandy in tea, and pickle juice.