“In Hollywood a girl’s virtue is much less important than her hairdo.” – Marilyn Monroe
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Hanging Out in the Drug Store
The other day I needed to fill a prescription. On my way home I drove by our local RiteAid and got that process started. I don’t often hang out in drug stores, and as I waited I was fascinated by all the products they sell to help people deal with ailments (real or imagined). The array of diet products was amazing. They had things to kill pain and other things that looked like they would inflict pain. They had stuff to help you pee and help you not pee. Fascinating!
But, the display that I studied the most was a rack of about six shelves, near the pharmacy checkout.
The top couple of shelves contained personal lubricant products. There were products for guys and products for women. Some were meant to stimulate, others to kill stimulation. Strawberry, edible, jars, bottles and squeeze tubes. They came in colors ranging from gray to purple. There were “jellys” and there were “oils”.
Just under that display were the condoms. I have not spent time studying the condom selection in a drug store since I was in college and things have not changed too much. Still, way too much choice in my opinion. They come in every color you can imagine. Flavored, ribbed, even large and x-large (none were advertised as “small”.) Boxes with three and boxes with three dozen. I’m hoping they don’t expire.
And, just under that were two shelves of birth control test kits.
Posted under: Stuff You Gotta Know! • by Rick Robinson on 10/19/2011 at 07:54 AM
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Sunday, October 02, 2011
On Saturday morning we were up at 6:00 and had everything and everyone packed and in the truck by 7:30. The final checklist was done: flues, heat, water, propane, rat traps
We stayed at our regular “trip home” place in Council Bluffs, Iowa on Friday night. There is a Hardy’s there where we can eat 2000 calories in one sitting.
Up at 6:00 on Sunday and on the road by 7:15 or so. We had gassed up the night before, so a coffee and breakfast sandwich at MacDonalds got us launched.
Tonight we are just inside Ohio and also gassed up and ready to take off in the morning. We are waiting on a delivery pizza from Tano’s. It is always comforting to stay in the same places and even eat the same things as we travel. Takes away some of the stress. We even stop at the same rest stops for dog pees.
We’ll be out of here around 7:00 tomorrow and home around 4:30.
No real news from here, just wanted to finish these series of posts with a final summary.
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