Friday, May 22, 2009

brace for the cure


You can't cure stupid.


You can manage it, you can educate it, you can even, if pushed too far, ignore it completely. But you can't cure it. It's a terminal condition. Apparently quite contagious. And far, far too widespread.


The patient had woken up with a headache and taken "a handful" of aspirin in response.


But wait a minute, said the doc, you're violently allergic to aspirin. It says so on all of your medical records.


Well sure, answered the patient, but this wasn't name brand aspirin. It was the generic.

23 comments:

Amy said...

Despite the fact that bubba had a life-threatening experience: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

lv4921391 said...

generic eh ? ditto's of Amy's comment.

Stacie said...

That takes stupid to a whole new level! It's funny but oh, so sad.

my two cents said...

But what would your readers do without stupid?

Altaglow said...

Darwin Award nominee??????

ped crossing said...

Thinning of the herd????

Pamela said...

eewwwwwwkay.
dum,dee,dum,dumb!

Maggie May said...

Ha!
We rely on the stupid to give us a good story!

Thumbelina said...

Well that lightens things up a bit, even if it was potentially life threatening!
I'm with your Stacie. Takes stupid to a whole new level.

Frances said...

Ignorance. Maybe another case of not understanding simple terms. Argh. breaks your heart.

Frances said...

BTW I saw some research recently that showed that for many people Brand Named meds are stronger and more effective than generic - if they know/think they are Brand Names, especially pain-killers. It also found that many think the generic drugs have different ingredients/lower dosage.
So this one is not alone. Even more argh really.

Rose said...

And usually, those types are really good at reproducing. I know, cause I teach their progeny.

Graham Cracker said...

And they vote too!!!

Tians.sis said...

Look at it this way, at least when your around this type it makes YOU feel so brilliant.

Iota said...

"a handful.."?

Maggie said...

A sad commentary indeed, but one which makes me feel pretty good about myself!

Southern Drawl said...

I'm with Graham Cracker...that makes this sad reality even scarier...

Mimi said...

Unbelievable!

Devon said...

This helps explain a lot of stuff, like: Signs on ladders asking you not to step on the top rung, the small print on fingernail polish remover saying this is not to be ingested, and the warning on my shampoo bottle stating that it is for external use only.

I used to believe that these warnings were unwaranted, but now I know better.

Thank you.

The Gossamer Woman said...

Some people look like grown ups and vote and marry and have children and go to jobs, but they ought to do none of these things.

Tians.sis said...

You hit the nail on the head GW.

Skirum said...

There is NO WAY they could be THAT stupid. (shaking my head in amazement.....)

Kila said...

Oh Good Lord...