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Highway robbery

February 17, 2014

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Lloyd, you’ll be glad to know, is going to the doctor on Tuesday. I just want the whole world to know that I told him to go to the doctor last week (Best Wife of the Year Award) but did not actually make an appointment for him (Worst/Laziest Wife of the Year Award). Anyway, he’s going to see what the deal is. It’s a lingering cough, fatigue and a bad headache. I’m guessing they’re going to recommend a beardectomy, since his body can’t sustain so much hair without turning on itself.

He asked that I stop after and get some non-nighttime cough syrup, so I went to WalMart and had a little freak out session in the medicine aisle. They used to sell Delsym in a slightly larger bottle, but now it’s this weeny little three-ounce bottle for nearly TEN DOLLARS.

TEN DOLLARS.

I bought headache medicine (not acetominaphin because we’re thinking that’s causing the night sweats), stomach medicine for me (because I want to play, too), nectarines and cuties for their healing properties, and TWENTY DOLLARS worth of cough syrup.

TWENTY DOLLARS.
Six ounces.
That’s A HUNDRED DOLLARS AN OUNCE.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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5 Responses to “Highway robbery”

  1. CousinSam Said on:

    TWENTY DOLLARS.
    Six ounces.
    That’s A HUNDRED DOLLARS AN OUNCE.

    Ah, Preschool math. You have to love it.

    Reply

  2. Peggy Said on:

    Highway robbery! I think it’s cheaper to get a prescription medicine. Or not.

    Feel better everyone!

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  3. Lloyd Said on:

    I was wondering that too, Peggy.

    By the way, I am feeling better.

    Reply

  4. Brad Said on:

    What did you do with all that chicken broth you made? Would that be a less expensive way to treat sickness? Feed a fever, starve a cold. I don’t get it. Fevers like chicken broth?

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    • Lauren Said on:

      Er….. I went with ‘Starve a cold, Starve a fever.” The broth is sitting in a giant pot in the fridge. I think Lloyd is supposed to bathe in it.

      By the way, he did NOT go to the doctor today, he woke up feeling better and went to work. I think he wanted to eat.

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