The issue of sagging britches

It happens every year around this time.

Thousands — or more likely, billions — of tiny grains of pollen have been building up inside of me for days, until finally grain number one trillion and one piles on, and the whole thing comes crashing down.

It feels like I’ve been clobbered by a ton of bricks. My head hurts, my whole body aches, and of course, my sinuses are stopped up. It feels like I have the flu, but it’s not the flu.

I know this isn’t the way pollen affects most people, and for the first 30 years of my life, it didn’t seem to affect me at all. But for the past

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