Wednesday, March 02, 2005
No Sleeping Pills For Me
This morning I woke up, then fell asleep again, then I could hear the radio, I looked over and the numbers were blurry, I felt groggy. I decided to take a sickie. I only seem to have one or two a year anyway. What the hell. I felt better about sleeping in and feeling groggy. The only thing I had to worry about was if, when I called in sick, I would be told to bring a doctor's certificate, which naturally would mean a trip to the doctor. I called in, and wasn't told to bring a doctor's certificate. I went back to sleep and got up just after midday. I went out to the pharmacy and asked them if I could buy sleeping pills over the counter, I figured I probably couldn't but it was worth asking. At the pharmacy, the woman at the counter told me I had to have a prescription for sleeping pills, then went into a long sales pitch about some homeopathic pills, containing Melatonin. I know about this homeopathic stuff, there's about half an atom of Melatonin in the damn things. Well, I wasn't convinced, and anyway I looked at the pricetag on the bottle and it said $22. $22 for a few atoms of Melatonin? No, thanks. Not only that, but with these you had to take three throughout the day, then before bed put five in your mouth, but suck them, not swallow them straight down. When I declined at the end of her long pitch, she looked disappointed, and as though I had wasted her time. I didn't feel bad, she acted like a goddam used car salesman.