Upset people require hot beverages and nothing is more upsetting than being sick. There is science you could be doing, but instead you're stuck in bed coating tissue after tissue with mucus and germs. Your fever is so high that you can barely remember your name, nevermind the brilliant idea you were going to write about in your next paper. Oh dear. Perhaps it's time to have your favorite roommate bring you a hot beverage in your Soft Kitty Mug.