on and …….

Are we still permitted to use the term “black humor”? Maybe off the wall is a better choice. Yesterday Bill showed me one of those ads ( I call them snake oil promotions) about a solution for memory loss. Of course, people want hope and then some people view these potions with big promises as scams. This particular one was painted over many pages as the answer to regaining your memory.

I am the skeptic here: he is the open minded guy. I have managed in the last few months to persuade Bill to let me order these supplements via a check. Once you order on-line with a credit card it can take many long waits on the phone to get them to stop billing you.

I began to read this brochure and paused when I looked at the picture of the miraculous product. Ahhhh, yes. I asked Bill to come in the kitchen with me. Then handed him the very same product from the ad and asked – remember this? Luckily we both laughed. he had been taking it for a month. Here is the deal I said. They want to sell you this very product to fix your memory but you have been taking it and you can’t remember getting it.

As my friends and physicians, past and present know, I am no fan of medicine. For me, the side effects have outweighed any benefits and I don’t believe that potions are the answere. But I am sure that our primary Dr. would be quick to recommend this supplement if it had any ability to reverse or even delay memory loss.

And now to Target where I plan, as usual, to buy things I don’t need. But today, even more stuff  is coming home with me. I want to support their decision to make their restrooms open to whatever gender you think you are. Why don’t we just have big restrooms with lots of stalls? Surely, we could  wash hands, apply make up and tell everyone our business on our cell phones all in one big room?