The fatigue, the body aches, the stuffy head. If that's not bad enough, it lasts for ten days, or, in extreme cases two weeks. The nerve! Missed days of work or at least low productivity. Same with their house work, things just don't get done -- for a two whole weeks. It's just so horrible!
If only our illness only lasted for ten days or two weeks. Heck, I'd even be ok with three weeks or a month.
I find this moment is a good teaching moment. Pointing out to those who are experiencing the flu that what they are experiencing is exactly what we live with. Except theirs will get better in a relatively short time, but ours goes on day after day, week after week, month after month....without end.
Not sure about you, but two weeks doesn't sound that bad!