Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Warning: cranky rant ahead.

As a result of the recent Health Canada Recall of Cough and Cold products, our local 24 hour grocery store has pulled all kids medicine off the shelf.

Now, there are a few issues at hand here. The first one is the recall, which I will comment on, ever so briefly: LEARN HOW TO READ!! People who can't read instructions, or who aren't bright enough to figure out that giving their children one medicine for cough, one for runny nose and one for headache ALL AT THE SAME TIME shouldn't have kids in the first place!!! The medicine companies are now covering their rears, so the don't get sued, because someone who can't follow instructions OD'ed their kids.

Now parents all over the country have to suffer through their kids illnesses without giving medicine. You can read here what Dr Sears has to say about the whole deal. We don't use a ton of this stuff, preferring natural remedies, but in the middle of the night, when my baby is so full of snot that he can't breathe, I'm going to give him something to make the poor little dude feel better!

Which brings me to the next issue. In the middle of the night. It's a minor miracle that we have anything that's open 24 hours in this sleepy little town, but I'm glad to have it. Or I WAS glad. Moms, when was the last time you had a broccoli emergency in the middle of the night? Or a Montreal Steak Spice emergency? Cream of tartar emergency? Let me guess...maybe....NEVER??!! Now when was the last time you needed some infant Tylenol in the middle of the night? I'm guessing much more frequently than you need BROCCOLI!! So the only 24 hour establishment, for miles around no longer carries the stuff that one needs 24 hours a day.



Sarah said...

would it make you feel better to know that you could download a coupon for the medicine that you can't get?

You can print it twice and it is worth $5.

Alicia said...

I've seen all kinds of idiots come out of the woodwork as a result of that recall. My favorite: the ones who rush home to throw away their existing bottles of the medicine like it's contaminated. And that, my friends, is proof that READING COMPRHENSION is something our school need to work on!