You know, how when you have sore throat you try to wait it out and never succeed. And, then you start drinking plain water while everyone else drinks chilled water choked with ice cubes. And still the malady persists. And then plain water is replaced by lukewarm water and a good night sleep is preceded by gargles. Not to mention, the days are interrupted with religious swallowing of soothing lozenges and viscous cough syrups. And they don’t help you any further.
And then you give up, irritated by two or three weeks of continual harshness and hoarsenes, decide to not care about it anymore. And then go to the most unhygienic gol gappe stall
and have a tummy full helping of the sour and spicy water and crispy gol gappe and then Boom! Next day you can sing like a cuckoo, open your mouth like whale. Everything is hunky dory, back to normal, happy as happy could be.
P.S. If only someone would direct me to gol gappe stall here or else chilled orange and apple juice would be the substitute. And a poor one!