Monday, June 05, 2006

A Hypothetical Situation

Let's just say a person knows he/she suffers from springtime allergies, usually minor, but occasionally noteworthy.

Because this person is allergy-prone, let's assume he or she keeps a supply of off-brand Claritin in the house, particularly for use on breezy days when bits of weeds might be flying through the air.

Now let's say that this same person decides to mow the lawn.

Let's say that, unfortunately, this person's lawn hasn't actually ever been a lawn in the two years that the person has lived in the house. Let's say it's more like a weed collection worthy of the attention of the botany department at the local university.

Let's say that this person doesn't think to pop the aforementioned off-brand Claritin tablet before mowing the lawn, and soon finds him/herself under severe attack, surrounded by a dusty cloud of flying bits of weeds kicked up by the lawn tractor.

Now, if that person didn't choose to stop the tractor, climb off and come in the house to pop a pill and wait for it to take effect, and instead, stubbornly finished the job as quickly as possible (which that person knew would take at least two hours), would you think that person to be foolish?

I see.

Why do I ask? Oh, no reason. I was just wondering, that's all.



alison said...

Bless you.

I mean it, God bless you.

Next time get your tail inside.

Mister Ed T said...

You sound like a farmer brother I know. He reacted to a bee sting out in the field and decided to check on something else before he came to the house for help. How he carries an epi pen with him.

Eagle-eye Di said...

God bless you many times over and over and over and over again..........Has it taught you to pop that pill early?AAAchu probably not.We tend to feel we can make it anyway but end up in the end in not so good shape.Love ya.