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It's well known that users of illicit drugs are rolling the dice
every time they ingest whatever dubious chemical has
been proffered to them by some sketchy criminal in a
alleyway, concert or street corner. Perhaps it's what the
user wanted or, just perhaps, it's a mischievous blend of rat
talcum powder and floor sweepings. The thrill is
magnified by the risk.
But what about MY demographic who limits themselves to
ingesting the occasional panadol or aspirin and wouldn't be
caught dead at a rave swallowing god knows what? If
there's ever a market crying out for a bit of livening up -
it's my group.
My proposal is the creation of the 'Take a Chance' brand of
generic medicine. There's a 1 in 100 chance that the
carefully tailored medicine, scientifically crafted in a
clean, FDA-approved lab is actually designed to INCREASE
Now when I take my otherwise boring tablet my mind will
be racing: "Is this the one?" "Is my headache getting
better - or worse?" "What was I thinking?" In a way, this
alone could take one's mind off their ailment making one
feel better - or is that merely what 'they want you to
I've already got a slogan: "Bayer Beware!"
||Why restrict it to pills? One in a hundred tea has contain powerful laxative, etc.
||I used to play a version of this very game in the late 90's
after temporarily storing a batch of e's in the same pot as
some regular painkillers and never quite getting around to
sorting everything out properly.
||Having a headache, for a while became a quite a dicey
||For my 16th birthday, I asked my boyfriend to surprise me
with a box of random pills from his momma's generous
supply. He did. There were all kinds of colors and shapes.
For fun, I would take a couple not knowing if I would get
sleepy, or speedy.
||I also asked him for a case of Annie Greensprings Apple
wine, which he gave me as well.
||Is anyone noticing a pattern early on here? My mother didn't
catch on till I was 40.
||Oh wait, and what kdf said about the add-ons.
||I knew there was plenty of scope for add-ons and
extrapolation. Gotta leave something for discussion purposes
and you guys will come up with versions I'd never think of.