Wednesday, January 17, 2007

I don't have time for...

The new radio commercial for a widely available cold medication bothers me. No, it doesn't bother me. It pisses me off, actually. A woman speaking goes on a litany of the things she doesn't have time for. In short: "I don't have time for a cold. I don't have time to feel sorry for myself. I don't have time to sit at home and watch Doctor Bill or whatever his name is. I don't have time to take time off. Luckily, there's --Cold Medication--. It works just the way I like it: fast."

You know what I don't have time for, cold medication manufacturer? I don't have time for a cold to last four weeks, like the last one did. I don't have time to feel like a wreck for days on end, only to wonder when my mind actually starts functioning again what horrible mistakes I made while attempting to work in that kind of fog. In short, Mr. Manufacturer, I don't have time for your medication to get me out of the house and into the office before I'm ready. Not only that, but I don't have time for your medication to get other people out of the house and in to work so they can infect me! Why don't you do what's best for everyone, and encourage people to stay home and in bed when they get sick, so they can get better, with or without your medication? Aren't you half about selling your product, and half about making feel better? Wouldn't a better selling point be that your medication makes it easier for people to sleep through the day so they can more effectively combat the virus?

/end soapbox

I worked hard over the Christmas break, physically: cleaning, painting, tidying, shredding. Now my RMT tells me I need to keep doing whatever I did over the break, because my back was in much better shape! O.o Since I have nothing left to paint, I guess I'll go to the gym. But so far, it hasn't made my muscles sore. Maybe I'm not working hard enough... We'll see.


Strawberry Blue Viking

I haven't heard that one yet... But I have to say I'm impressed with Benelin's ads lately. "Take a Benelin Day". It actually advocates you staying home and resting (with the help of their product, of course) so you can get better faster. I was shocked when I first saw it, but I certainly take my hat off to them.

As for the exercise, couldn't you do something like drywall the laundry room? =D For more of a challenge you could try drywalling a ceiling....

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