I don't know that I've ever felt so much a part of a group bout of sickness. It just seems like a lot of people are sick with weird cold-like things.
The group illness phenomenon cuts out some of the sympathy that you get for being sick, but it really plays up that misery loves company aspect.
Today a girl behind me in Spanish lit class was coughing, too, and I almost wanted to turn around and say, "You're sick, too? Do you have that tickly throat thing and a headache?" -- kind of the way you might be excited if you loved David Copperfield and somebody in class made a loving allusion to Agnes.
Yeah, kind of like that.