Frank Benson of suburban Cleveland thought he was experiencing the onset of the Coronavirus, but it turns out he simply left the heat setting higher than usual on his new recliner.
“I had all the symptoms. I felt a fever coming on. I was fatigued. I could barely stay awake, even with the kids screaming at each other!” Benson said as he sipped a cold beer. “Then my wife reminded me about the heater in my recliner. Whew. What a relief.”
According to Benson, the mixup could’ve happened to any dad.
“I mean I had the last recliner for 12…no, 13 years,” he said. “I only upgraded to the new one a few months ago, so I haven’t fully mastered all its functions yet. Don’t get me started on the massage roller! Who knows what’s going on with that thing!”
Despite realizing it was his recliner and not Covid-19, Benson has vowed to practice social distancing and stay more than six feet from his neighbor Gary at all times. “Totally unrelated,” clarified Benson. “I just can’t stand that guy. Have you seen his lawn? It’s embarrassing for the whole neighborhood.”