the supermarket

July 9th, 2004

I was at the supermarket the other day and I noticed they started selling medications right at the check out counter now. Which is funny, because that's also where the tobacco is being held. See, you can't buy tobacco products if you're underage, so they keep them in a shelf right above where the sales clerk sits when you check out. And the new thing is that they made room on the far side of the shelves for some pharmaceutical products. Aspirine, paracet, vitamins. And call me crazy but I think I saw cough medicine in that rack as well. Now this state of events could lead you to a number of conclusions...

1. These medications are now also sold exclusively to people of age. So if you got a headache and you go to the store but you don't have your id handy, no can do.

2. Someone decided it's time to heal the smokers. Well smoking has too many negative side effects, among others you have that nasty cough. Some Einstein decided it would be a good idea to get the smokers back on their feet quicker so they could come by the store to get more cigarettes. See how it goes full circle? First you get the poison, you consume that, then you come back for the medicine. And while you're there, why not just load up on the poison as well? So handy when it's all in one place!

And it's probably the tobacco companies that did it, they are now pushing tobacco remedies along with their tobacco. And this should make life all the more convenient for these low scale suicide bombers, now they can get the complete makeover all in one place. In fact, it wouldn't surprise me to find out that the profit from the drugs is higer than it from the tobacco. But if they cut the tobacco, who's gonna buy the medicine?

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