Wednesday, October 18, 2006


So, my birth control comes with a label saying that I should not take it if I am trying to become pregnant. This is the first time I think I have gotten this particular pharmacy sticker. I wonder if the pharmacist thought that this would be an amusing addition to the "take with modest meal," "some antibiotics may lessen the effect..." and "may turn your urine funny colors," or if someone has really deemed this message necessary. I suspect it's the latter.

In other strange-message news, I am currently temping and the previous non-temp version of me was given the axe. She has two little epigrams jotted on a notepad: "You can't fail if you don't give up!" and "Never trust anyone!" Hmm.


Julie said...

That is a really bizarre warning label. Pharmaceutical stuff is so funny.
I can't believe the previous girl had those phrases displayed. Are they on a post-it? Are they on the wall? Is there a picture of a wet/ grumpy-looking cat accompanying "Don't trust anyone?"

ruth said...

nope, just jotted on a sheet of paper left by the monitor: from the desk of... _fired girl_

Dan said...

Ruth, there used to be this guy that ran a site called "Never Pay Retail" but now he's gone. He used to use a loophole. He would find other online newspapers that had the NYT Select stuff, but didn't have the same policies as NYT. He would just link to those.

But the NYT got him.

I'll keep looking and see if I find anything. In the meantime, I do have a suggestion.

1. Find out the titles of the pieces you want to read (that's free)
2. Go to Technorati and do a search on all its blogs for the title. Technorati is one of the biggest blog indexes on the net, if not the biggest.

I'll let you know if I find anything else.