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Chasing The American Dream

February 11, 2005


Now there’s a question that can be debated until the proverbial cows come home. Hmm, off the top of my head, one could argue for the airplane, automobile, phone, TV, printing press, computer, steam engine, electricity, the wheel, DNA, or even The Pill.

All awesome choices. But my vote lies elsewhere. I first heard about it on TV. I said to myself, Wow, what a great idea. I wonder if it works? I wasn’t *that* anxious to try it out because trying it out would mean I’d have to be pretty sick.

About a week later (last week actually), a guy I work with became really ill. He could hardly get out of his hotel bed. Flu-ridden. I told him about the product I’d seen on TV and suggested he look for it. He found it, bought it, and a day later, was back to his normal rambunctious self. He said the product worked like a charm.

This week it hit me like a ton o’ bricks. Aches, pains, chills, sweating, all the lovely flu symptoms. Here was my chance. I asked my friend if he had any left. Luckily for me, he did. Take one every four hours. I did. I was cured the next morning. I’m in love. Not in the way I always pictured it. I pictured a smart, intelligent, funny, witty, attractive woman rather than a thin foil-packaged pouch with a mini-strip of medicine sealed within its folds.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you man’s greatest invention of all-time. The one and only Theraflu Thin Strip. Cherry Flavor. Fold on the dotted line, tear, insert strip on tongue, dissolve. Boom. Instant cure. No messy powder to stir and gulp down while plugging your nose. No horse pill to force down your throat. No nasty tasting liquid. All that shit is as out of style as the Beatlesque Nehru jacket now that we possess man’s greatest invention. The perfect medicine. That’s what’s so great about these Thin Strips. They are so easy to take, they taste pretty good, and they work like a charm.

I love these things. I’ve been telling everyone at work that they are, indeed, man’s greatest invention. I don’t wish ails on any of you, but if you do happen to catch a case of the flu or a cold, you simply *must* try these Thin Strips. I’ve had my share of gripes and bitches about products and services. It’s nice to share a success story once in a while.

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  • I SO need this. I feel like I've been hit by the Concorde.
    You put it on your tongue, eh? You sure it's not acid?
    Does it work on 7 month old babies?
    I'd like to put a whole box on her tongue-she's been in the dumps for 10 days now.
    I can't take another night of screaming.

    By Blogger Bubbles, Ink., at 7:09 AM, February 11, 2005  

  • Do you blow your nose in public?

    By Blogger Amanda, at 11:54 AM, February 11, 2005  

  • Thank you for your reference to The Pill. Reminded me to take mine.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:58 PM, February 11, 2005  

  • Amanda, ABSOLUTELY! Especially if there is someone walking behind me.

    By Blogger Bubbles, Ink., at 2:06 PM, February 11, 2005  

  • hey, I hope you are feeling better now. And that you had a safe trip back after leaving staybridge. So those things really do work, huh?!? kinda funny how somebody thought that up and turned it into a success (at least for you and your co-worker). Does he stay at staybridge also?
    Happy Valentines, since I won't see you before hand. God Bless.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:50 PM, February 11, 2005  

  • PL, do you no longer read greeks blog, i never see your comments on there anymore? its amazing the kind of things a blog addict notices, isnt it.

    hope you are well!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:58 PM, February 11, 2005  

  • Joy...just a friendly fellow reader here...I have to say, I've noticed this is the second time on this blog that you've mentioned where Todd is staying. I have to say that I think that shows really poor judgment on your behalf. This isn't just read by a handful of people; this site is accessible to the entire world.

    Anyone with less than friendly intentions could do much harm with the information you've supplied to everyone. It's akin to an airline giving out its passenger list, and I doubt your parent company would condone such disclosure of personal and private information of its guests by one if its employees.

    It is Mr. Moser's choice whether or not to give out that information. Just think before you type, that is all I ask! Thank you! :)

    By Blogger JuRiScHiCk, at 8:59 PM, February 11, 2005  

  • jurishchick...what an asshole you are! Joy was being sweet...this is PT's blog, after all and he tells it like it is...just shut yo motuth, please.

    ...and Joy, you seem very nice and have only good intentions for Todd. Don't you worry 'bout what that idiot said!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:29 PM, February 11, 2005  

  • LOL, I can honestly say I have never been yelled at before in a more pitiful way then I was tonight! LOL. Yes, Jurishchick, I did mention that he stays at a specific brand of hotels, my mistake. Fortunatly, though... For (as you addressed him) MR. Moser's sake, I never mentioned which one in specfic. So, even if a "bad guy" did decide to call all of these particular hotels in the USA to try and track down our friend Mr. Moser, they would have to look for a long time! I appreciate the other anonymous person who stuck up for me and my behalf... Lots of Hugs and Hearts sent your way for Valentines DAY! I never meant to reveal any private information of our friend, Mr Moser (to you) and Mr. Noser (to me). And as for the fact that I have personal contact with him on a regular basis (which might be more or less than you, I am not sure but I would bet more than you~!) I would leave the admonishing to him!

    But smile, you made my night...as I am at work at the infamous un-named from here on out Hotel.... I had to actually Laugh Out Loud to be yelled at by a Blogger!

    --the truly amused and repentant

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:31 PM, February 11, 2005  

  • joy- this is anon...in my humble opinion, this jurischick surely pegged you as one who was beneath her intellectually, as you work for, *said* Hotel...i am standing with you and laughing, for you, no doubt, blew her out of the water with your acerbic, and right on words!!! Bravo and Happy Valentine's Day to you too!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:38 PM, February 11, 2005  


    Em, did you have to tell me that?

    Joy/Anon/JC, I appreciate everyone looking out for little ol' me. We all mean well. Let's try to be civil. This is a friendly bloggie.

    Anon, are you the same anon who asked about Greek?

    By Blogger Plantation, at 11:54 PM, February 11, 2005  

  • Anon! Thanks again... :o)
    You (aside from our friend, Mr. Moser..AKA Todd...AKA Plantation...AKA Mr. Noser!) are my new favorite reason to read this blog.
    And thank you "Plantaion" for keeping this a friendly bloggie! Smiles and Kudos to all... Happy Valentines Day to all...
    And no hard feelings at all towards anyone. Just lots of Hearts to my friend Anon and PT

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:09 AM, February 12, 2005  

  • no, it was just another random anonymous that asked about greek. i too didnt mean to delve too deeply into your personal life, and no need to answer, i was just curious as i used to see you comment all the time on greeks blog.

    and anonymous #2, i want you to give yourself 50 lashes with the cat o nine tails, for your despicable revelation about the hotel. fortunately, i dont know what staybridge is, so PL is safe from me!

    HA HA HA. Juris, you need to lighten up on the coffee, meth, or whatever has you so riled up.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:10 PM, February 13, 2005  

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