I have a crackling, barking cough.
I never cough.
I have aches and pains, and the occasional shattering migraine, but never coughs.
I associate coughing with weak people, pigeon chested and snot nosed or dirty smokers.
I think of myself, arrogantly, as strong and tough and free from coughing and sniffling.
Just one more indicator that things are not always as they seem, or as I need them to be.