This Really Happened

Posted By on April 27, 2011

So I’m sick. I am battling some sort of sore throat or something. It might explain the extreme tiredness, as well. I think this is par for the course for me whenever I start taking public transit to work. I forget that I’ve just touched something 10,000 others have touched and then I lick frosting off my fingers. Or something.

Or maybe I’m sick because it has been rainy and gloomy in Chicago for the entire month of April. You think I am exaggerating, but I’m not.

Anyway, so because I’m sick, I stopped off at the grocery store on Tuesday night to pick up some zinc and Emergen-C to nip this shit in the bud. Here is the conversation I had with the pharmacist as I was searching for the Emergen-C.

Her: Can I help you find anything?

Me: Yeah, actually I’m looking for Emergen-C.

Her: Oh, we keep that behind the counter.

Me: (thinking “that’s odd, I don’t think you can make meth with it”) Oh, you do? OK.

Her: (looking at what was probably a puzzled face) You’re looking for the pill, right?

Me: Um…

Her: The emergency contraceptive?

Me: Um, no. The Vitamin C stuff for colds?

Her: Oh, that’s by the vitamins.

Good to know if I ever do need the Plan B, that I won’t get hassled at the grocery store pharmacy.

About the author

Kristabella, who also answers to “Hey! Drunk Girl!”, is a reformed band geek with an amazing ability to drink most people under the table. You can read her inane ramblings here, where she talks about her exciting life as a spinster with two cats and a fascination for Bacon.


10 Responses to “This Really Happened”

  1. Sarah says:

    Well, umm…that’s good to know!

    Get well soon!
    Sarah´s last blog post ..Something borrowed- something blue

  2. Mahnee says:

    Feel better!!!!

  3. Rhi says:

    What an educational trip to the store!

  4. Denora says:

    So yeah, that conversation made me laugh, right as our CEO was walking into my cube. I had to explain that the people in my head were unusually funny today. Awesome.

    I hope you feel better!

  5. Angella says:


    Also? This?

    “I forget that I’ve just touched something 10,000 others have touched and then I lick frosting off my fingers. Or something.”

    Made me wince and laugh at the same time.
    Angella´s last blog post ..Right Here- Right Now

  6. Shannon says:

    Oh wow! What an educational trip eh? I hope you start feeling better soon.

    It has been really craptastic weather-wise here too, so I feel your pain. We are supposed to get SNOW again today…

  7. TMae says:

    That’s HYSTERICAL. Also? I had no idea Plan B had a street name.
    TMae´s last blog post ..Toddlers sure are clever

  8. Daisy says:

    HAHAHAHA. That is funny.
    Daisy´s last blog post ..Seeing What Sticks

  9. regan says:

    Don’t lie, we all know you lick the handrails on CTA. Also, eww.
    regan´s last blog post ..and then jparks died of embarrassment

  10. Bronnie says:

    haha nice!
    Bronnie´s last blog post ..On a personal high