An Arsenal Of Pills

November 22, 2009

in Illness/Medical Stories

This story is a reflection of my world. It’s not a hell story, but really funny…

Years ago, I’m taking a short flight from ATL to RDU. I had just gotten back from being stationed in Germany, and was on the last leg of a 19 hour flight day. I was in my BDU’s, so I thought it was really nice when I was offered a seat in first class, since they were not full.

So, I stroll up to first class, and it was SO my day, because I was going to sit next to a stunningly beautiful lady. I sit and chat, we take off, and just as we leveled out, she opens an arsenal of pills. I ask, and she tells me she works for a drug company and was on medication. “This one is for this, that one is for that…” She names off 5 or 6 pills, and then gets to the golden nugget: “…and THIS one is because I have constant diarrhea.”

It was over. I lost it. Maybe it was because I was so tired, but I laughed so hard that other people were laughing at me. I think it was right then that she realized what she had told me, (TMI!) and she wouldn’t talk to me for the rest of the flight. That didn’t bother me. There are some things a guy should NEVER hear about a woman.

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Bob November 23, 2009 at 1:12 am

Sounds like the story writer created a flight from hell for the woman by publicly humiliating her. Of course she never should have provided her personal details to a complete stranger.


MJ November 23, 2009 at 4:20 am

Honestly, Bob, who in their right mind thinks it's appropriate to announce that a pill is for "constant diarrhea"? I don't care if it's a man or a woman speaking – NO ONE needs to know that about someone else.


Jodi November 23, 2009 at 4:32 am

I'd never tell anyone what any medication I was on is for, nor would I open the medication in front of strangers. Its just private. And I must admit, I'd of laughed too. That was funny!


ps November 23, 2009 at 5:08 am

You should have suggested the Cheese Risotto as an alternative.


Jodi November 24, 2009 at 5:15 am

We all do, but we don’t tell each other about it! LOL


Hugh November 24, 2009 at 5:23 am

The day I became a man was the day I realized that even pretty girls poop.


ria April 4, 2010 at 5:14 am

as do pretty women 😀


Demotage November 24, 2009 at 2:15 pm


You just did! 😉


Other November 26, 2009 at 4:36 am

I agree with Bob. This is not a flight from hell; he got an upgrade to first class! The only thing that seems to have gone "wrong" was that the woman next to him poops more than normal. Boo-hoo.

Her side of the story probably would qualify as a flight from hell:

After a rough day, I finally got to my seat. Since people (especially men) keep yammering at me whenever I fly, I paid more for a first class seat in the hopes of not having a neighbour. Success! I was alone in my aisle.

Unfortunately, just before take-off, they moved up some guy in a military uniform who did not pay extra for his seat. Apparently happy to be sitting next to a woman, he decides I've got nothing better to do than to listen to him brag about his military experience (actually, despite the impression given by the uniform, turns out he was stationed in Germany, far from any military engagements I know about) and whinge about how long his supposed 19-hour flight day.

Then I had an idea: since I work for a drug company, I have loads of pills with me. So I told him one was for constant diarrhea! Problem solved! He didn't speak to me the rest of the flight!


anon November 28, 2009 at 9:19 am

I agree with "Other". :o)


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