I usually don’t fuck around with chopping onions for recipes. I lovveeee onions, but they make my eyes BURN and redden and water like you wouldn’t believe. Today I decided to use an onion in my lentils primarily for the purpose of burning my sinuses into releasing enough snot to get some goddamn relief.

Generic OTC Claritin isn’t doing shit and I have to wait for it clear my system before taking Benadryl. Hot showers provide minimal relief, and it doesn’t last long enough anyway. I tried a saline nasal spray, but it just irritated my throat and made me more miserable. Drastic measures were necessary.

My eyes still hurt like a motherfucker, but my nose is spewing a truly magnificent amount of fluid. WORTH IT.