I’m Going to Blame the Label on this One

What I thought were bad spring allergies have turned into a nasty cold, and with much difficulty, I had to leave work very early. However, wanting to recover as quickly as possible, I decided to “treat” myself to some liquid cold medication – stop the coughing, drain my nose, all that good stuff? Gimme gimme.

Around 10, out of my mind with illness, I grabbed one of the two bottles out of my bag, noticed it was orange – and therefore must be daytime stuff – and downed the correct dosage. I was surprised by how sleepy it made me, but figured the one hour nap I took would do me good anyway.

It was just now time for another dose, so I grabbed the same bottle, down the two yucky tablespoons, and chanced to look at the label.

It wasn’t daytime medication.

Why do they insist on making the daytime things bright colors that clearly communicate staying awake?

Guess I’ll be going to sleep again soon, and against my will….


About emilydnelson

A recent graduate of Hofstra University with a B.A. in anthropology, Emily is like every other twenty-two year old on the planet - trying to figure out what the hell to do now. Follow as she struggles with writing, her social work job, and bopping from coast to coast.
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