I do have a favorite brand of cough drops. HALLS® makes them. Yet, in the last year I’ve been noticing their wrappers. They have “A Pep Talk In Every Drop™”
Mike says he likes them. I say they are completely unsympathetic.
“Unsympathetic?” Mike says. “How?”
I have a tissue in my hand. “I’m having a cough drop because I don’t feel good. I’m sniffling and sneezing and coughing. And then they have the nerve to tell me ‘You’ve survived tougher’. Excuse me, Mr. Cough Drop Wrapper, but I don’t FEEL good! I don’t want my cough drop to tell me to ‘Buckle down and push forth’ or ‘Put a little strut into it.’”
I sink into the couch with my box of Kleenex® Soft Tissues. See? They’re soft. Cause they know I don’t feel good. “Empathy!” I continue. “Empathy is what we need when we’re not feeling good.” I growl at the cough drop wrapper.
Mike starts laughing. I guarantee you, though, HE would never tell me ‘The show must go on. Or work’ when I’m sick. Cause he’s a smart man.
I’m just saying!
What do you think? Do you appreciate your cough drop telling you to it’s ‘Nothing You Can’t Handle’?