We are bombarded these days by commercials for various pharmaceutical companies hawking their latest drug trials. Some “medical” folks tout their own trials and invite folks with particular medical conditions to join in on their trial and all their medical expenses will be paid for the duration of that drug trial.
As I sat watching the news on tv, a commercial came on and I didn’t get to the remote fast enough to “mute” it. This is what I distinctly heard: “Receive a FREE Pap Smear! Call now to sign up to receive YOUR FREE Pap Smear.” Dial 1-888- xxx-xxxx to see if you are eligible to receive your FREE Pap Smear.”
A mini-play took place in my head….
Stage left…a knock on my front door.
I open the door to a FedEx man and say, “Yes?”
FedEx man: “Good morning ma’am….here’s your free Pap Smear! This particular smear is from Sally Mae Johnston of Smearton Ohio, but it’s yours now – and it’s FREE!” Enjoy!
I take my “free” Pap Smear and slowly fade away….
What is wrong with me? sigh….