Monday, November 30, 2009

Good for What Ails You...?

Flip a TV channel and there will undoubtedly
be a drug
commercial aimed at treating
some ailment--from allergies and cholesterol,
to smoking cures.

Watching them is enough to cause depression.

If you have trouble sleeping, there’s a drug
allows blissful sleep--but be careful--
the side affects
may put you on Cloud 9:
hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your
face, lips, tongue, or throat.

The warnings also include that one should not
drive or pilot an airplane while taking the drug.

No kidding...

Erectile dysfunction can be alleviated
with a drug,
but if it works too well,
see your doctor.
How does a fella do that?
Wear a dress?

Another drug for kicking the nicotine
shows a cheery-faced woman who
says she didn’t
think she could ever quit the habit.

Side effects of the 'marvelous' drug may include:
thoughts of suicide, or the attempts thereof;
depression, paranoia, hallucinations, confusion, mania,
and dangerous impulses.
Good grief! Sounds like a Steven King novel…

I’m lucky to have a drug-free medicine cabinet.
Except for the occasional aspirin--now where
did I put that bottle?
There’s probably a drug for that…

1 comment:

Daisy Soap Girl said...

Forget the drug commercials...I saw one from a law firm the other day that said "if you or your loved one has been killed or injured...etc." Are they really speaking to dead people?