Thanks Melanie for this set of interesting questions. My take follows …
What’s the worst commercial you’ve recently seen (or heard)? Why was it so bad? Oh my gawd, is there just one? The really bad ones get yanked before I can see them. I’m lumping together all the pharmaceutical commercials. They have the typical trope – beautiful people with a grimace but in seconds magically cured while the syrupy sweet narrator lists all the possible complications, giving the mandatory disclaimer to talk to your doctor. Stop! Just stop!!
In particular, Trintellix, a medication for depression, is on my list. This RX is heavily advertised during prime time TV. It was recommended to a family member. There is no generic or equivalent until forever. Still her doctor really wanted her to try it. Even offered samples. There is also a one time $10 deal from the drug maker but that is only for the first month. Successive months are “discounted” but nowhere near $10. Unaffordable to most. The monthly plan after said discount would have been more than a house payment. Eff that!! I tell ya what! And this is for someone with health insurance!! Shameful. Just shameful. This is one of the newest meds out there that could actually be an improvement over past anti-depressants. Break the cycle and all that jazz. Sadly, the average Joe-Schmoe will never find out.
What takes a lot of time but is totally worth it? Nothing, I am too tired from answering question #1. JK. Gardening. Maybe I’ll write more about that later. I ❤ growing groceries 🙂
Have you ever smiled at a stranger and then wished you hadn’t? Why or why not? Yes I have smiled at a stranger but no, I have never wished that I hadn’t. Lucky I guess. I am looking forward to reading what others had to say about any not so friendly smile experiences.
What do you think is the nastiest tasting food? (This one might be a recycled question. It’s familiar to me anyhow) Hands down liver. My mom prepared it the same way she did our venison steak. I have a very vivid memory of her not telling us it was liver then me taking a bite only to spit it out. Not enough onions to cover up that awful taste. Yep I love onions. Then years later, pregnant with Pony, I tried liver again because it was supposed to be good for me and the baby. Again one bite and done. I took iron pills instead.
GRATITUDE SECTION (as always, optional)
Are you at peace with yourself? Your world? Please share, whether you said “yay” or “nay”!
At any given time, I am at peace with myself and my world. But, and it’s a BIG but, I cycle through my emotions. I wear my heart on my sleeve. My mood can change hourly with any given day. Fun times living in my head. You should try it some time. LOL 🙂 Seriously, I jest. Talk about your oxymoron. I’ll keep my fun and spare you all or y’all or all y’all. Oh HaPpY day!!!
As always, more to come.