Great Debate Take a Side
Is sharing medicine really that crazy of an idea? Hasn’t everyone used some of their spouse’s medicine before? You won’t catch me using any of her hormone pills or birth control, but you would catch me using her Penicillin, Ibuprofen, and other common medicines. In fact, she has suggested several times for me to take one of her 800mg Ibuprofen pills when I have had a headache or a sore muscle. If sharing medicine is really that big a deal, then why did she suggest this? Furthermore, why would she save the pills months after she no longer needed them? Clearly The Wife was taking things too far when all I needed was a little break from some terrible chest and head pain. Need I say more?
UPDATE: Good news. Like manna from heaven, I found a bottle of Codeine that was prescribed to me last year when I crashed into a tree on a rope swing. There was a single pill left. Looks like I will be sleeping tonight.
She Said (The Donkey responds for the wife since she is too busy):
Can someone please call poison control and an abuse hot line? My husband must have stability issues right now to think of committing a 3rd degree felony. (I think that is what the crime is, but I’m not sure. I read about it on my friend’s blog and she is pretty smart so it must be accurate.) Clearly he is headed down a road of abuse and criminal activity. In fact, I was watching Oprah and she said there are people who live in vans parked on the sides of streets and they sell this stuff to guys who have headaches and the flu.
My husband makes a great point about the Ibuprofen. I did suggest that he use it, but I think there is a big difference between over-the-counter medicine and prescribed medicine. Oh wait, they were both prescribed. Never mind that. The point is I saw this show called House and the main character got addicted to something because he had some leg pain. My husband said he had his thigh muscle removed, but that doesn’t matter.
At the end of the day you shouldn’t share medicine. The person with the illness most likely opened the bottle and got germs on the lid. Why in the world would we want another person opening this same lid only to have now contracted the illness and really need the very same prescription? It doesn’t make sense.