Nifty·Mar 5, 2014Being Sick As A Kid Vs. Being Sick As An Adult"Can someone please Seamless me some soup?"by Alanna OkunBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink As a kid: You'd wake up with a tickle in your throat, a flush to your face, and the sneaking sensation that YOU MIGHT GET TO SKIP SCHOOL. Shutterstock What are a few sneezes and a runny nose compared with that hellish pre-algebra test? As an adult: You wake up feeling like death and it's the worst thing that could possibly happen to you. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF partyingwithgrandma.tumblr.com "Glad this is happening on the day I have three meetings, a presentation I've been prepping for weeks, and a really promising Tinder date." As a kid: Someone was there to take care of you. Shutterstock "Moooooom, I'm all out of Rocky Road, WHAT IF I DIE." As an adult: You're cripplingly lonely. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF despicabletree.tumblr.com "Hey, delivery guy, if I gave you 20 bucks, would you hang around and reassure me I'll feel well again someday?" Or else completely grossing out your roommate/benevolent friend/significant other. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF giphy.com As a kid: Your friends understood if you had to reschedule a playdate. Shutterstock Like, they had to, since their parents dictated their social schedules. As an adult: Your friends do not understand one bit. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF giphy.com "I mean I get that you have a 104-degree fever but you promised me you'd be my wingman, like, DAYS ago." As a kid: Going to the doctor sucked, but at least you had someone to drive you and wait with you and also there were lollipops. Shutterstock As an adult: Going to the doctor is an expensive, difficult, time-consuming pain in the ass. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF imgfave.com You mean you don't love lugging your tired body to a sticky waiting room where you have to sit around for an hour and 15 minutes before some Yelp-approved asshole sticks a large needle in your forearm? Weird. As a kid: You relished the time you got to spend by yourself, an oasis away from the drudgeries of school. Shutterstock "Heh heh, those other nerds are probably playing kickball right now. Suckers." As an adult: You'll take any comfort or human contact whatsoever. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF shallwetakeitslowlythen.tumblr.com "COME BACK — IF I WATCH ONE MORE ANTM MARATHON BY MYSELF I'LL BECOME TYRA." As a kid: Medicine was the grossest thing imaginable. Shutterstock Unless it was Flintstones vitamins. As an adult: You'll take anything that promises to momentarily ease the marching band that's taken over your head. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF admiralpotato.tumblr.com As a kid: Your deepest sick-day fear was throwing up everywhere. Shutterstock As an adult: Your deepest sick-day fear is realizing the extent of human frailty and coming face-to-face with your own mortality. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF gurl.com As a kid: You were totally melodramatic. Shutterstock "THE WORLD IS ENDING." As an adult: You're totally melodramatic. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF giphy.com "THE WORLD IS ENDING." But don't worry... Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF giphy.com ...you'll be better in no time!