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ignorance could produce a laxative effect

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Recently I was battling a cold, and someone suggested I take Cold-Eeze, which is supposedly proven to reduce the duration of the common cold.  It’s hard to know how much it actually helps, because colds vary in duration naturally.  But I’m willing to try it.  Also, it has zinc in it, which reminds me of an episode of Phineas and Ferb.  🙂

While glancing over the fine print on the box, I noticed this line:

“Product may produce a laxative effect.”

That’s information that it pays to know!  Well, you might also pay if you don’t know!  If someone started taking them like candy, reasoning that if one helps then surely multiple doses helps more, bad things could happen.  Ignorance isn’t always bliss, as the saying goes.  Here, ignorance could equal diarrhea.

That’s all I have to say about that, but I can’t end the post with diarrhea, so let me close with an appropriate saying I learned from watching G.I. Joe cartoons as a kid: “Knowing is half the battle.”  In this case, it could be more than half…

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my job made me sick

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It’s been about a year since I got laid-off from my job at a cubicle farm (or, as known to some, a large IT corporation).  I recently realized that I haven’t got sick in any way since then — no cold or flu, no stomach virus, nothing of that sort.   So obviously that means it was the company that was making me get sick.

Just thought I’d let you know, in case you also get inexplicably sick once in a while.  Perhaps you’re also allergic to cubicle farms…