At my age, you would think I wouldn’t be messing around with new things…you know, experimenting and all. But I had such a cold for the last few weeks that I needed to do something drastic. A few folks I know suggested pot but I had no idea where to buy it. Wait, did I say pot? I mean the pot…the neti pot that is. What kind of guy do you think I am anyhow?
Ok, so what is a neti pot, you might ask? It’s like a bidet for your snout, a watering can for the snoz, a beak wash…it’s a tool to perform nasal irrigation and to bring you closer to our prehistoric ancestors. It’s a caveman way of clearing your sinuses while, at the same time, giving you an out of body experience! Basically, you mix a saline solution and, using a neti pot, pour it through your sinuses. Pour enough in and you get a river of…well…boogers. To see some robot-like people demonstrate this thing, click here and here and here. I cannot imagine how real people could looks so placid as they pour salty water into their own heads so I figure they must be robotic. Anyhow, please watch the first video at least.
Like I said, this cold was ridiculous. I was getting desperate and, apparently, pretty whiny. Emily said, “go get a neti pot you big baby. The nurse at school swears by them.” At that time, I really didn’t understand so I decided it was worth a try. The local drug store had plain old pots, but being a guy, I opted for the turbo pot. It seemed best since I wanted to not only have an out of body experience, but also wanted to really experience my throat chakra.
Ok, enough foolishness….I got down to business and tried this thing. I suspect I lost 25 pounds or so and now have enough room in my head to stow a carry-on bag for my next flight. A neti pot, and especially a turbo neti pot, will clear you out! I have done this a few times and indeed, my cold is much better.
So, Isaac, wanting to one-up me, decided to give his own version of nasal lavage a try. Some day he’ll crawl down from that tree that he launched himself into when I turned the hose on!