Friday, April 25, 2008

Crying Rhino

Dear whomever is in charge of OTC drugs in Denmark (oh, wait, probably NO ONE because there essentially aren't any...),

I am writing to encourage you to please start selling Benadryll and/or Tylenol Allergy Cold & Sinus over the counter in Denmark. I don't know if it's the incredible potency of Danish pollen that has been lying dormant during the cold winter months or just me being a complete pussy, but I feel like my allergies are awful this year.

I was running around the lakes early this morning and I felt like, for lack of a better description, a crying rhinoceros. Thankfully, I didn't feel like a rhino because of my size (au contraire! I'd like to think I looked rather panther-like in my super-sharp and professional all black running ensemble). Rather, I felt like a rhino because my nose was so stuffy I had to breath through my mouth the entire time. I think I even snorted once or twice, though to be quite honest I can't be sure because I was listening to my ipod. Regardless, it was completely gross and embarrassing. To add insult to injury, I had tears running down my cheeks for a substantial portion of my 6k run - and, at only 6k, obviously not because the run was hard.

I generally enjoy running outside around the lakes, taking in the scenery, and enjoying the camaraderie of fellow joggers. I'm positive I would enjoy it even more if I could breathe and see. Furthermore, I think I've already proven to you Danes that I have viking blood and stalwartness by getting through the entire winter with nothing more than ibuprofen. Give a girl a break and please consider some legal and easily obtainable antihistamines. They really would be swell and I sure would appreciate it!

I pay your non-negotiable socialist health care taxes, too!

1 comment:

MrsKatherineA said...

oh babe - I'd be happy to send your panther-like self some contraband antihistamines!