Debbie Said To Hide The Syrup, Not The 30 Year Old Secret

I have bronchitis.

Which means to keep from coughing up a lung, I have to take prescription syrup for my cough, that I had to sign for; and show my driver’s license for; and then listen to the twenty-year-old pharmacy cashier, Debbie, with four-hundred tattoos, and fifty-eleven facial piercings, lecture me; on how I needed to hide the syrup from my teenage son, who was likely to abuse it. Gee thanks for the insight about my own kid, that you DON’T EVEN KNOW; you-creepy-weird-hellcat-wannabe-pharmacy-cashier.

But it was worth it, because the cough syrup is magic. I’m not coughing. At all. Although, I am super high, in a loopy, and in-love-with-the-world, kind of way.

And I’m entirely too chatty.

Hubs and I had several random conversations today; but the one conversation that sticks out the most in my mind, is when Hubs asked me while we were driving, if I remembered what the road we were driving on, used to be called…

“Yep, this road used to be Show Town Road. I remember. The drive-in movie theater was right here, where that subdivision is now. Did you ever go to the drive-in movie?”

Sure. My friends and I went a lot. In fact, the first time I ever saw Caddyshack was at the drive-in.

“Really? That’s so cool. I wish I went more before it closed. I only ever saw one movie at the drive-in; it was Debbie Does Dallas.”

Uh. That’s a porno.

“I know. My girlfriends and I went to see it. We were in the tenth grade. It was the summer of 1983.”


“We were just curious. We wanted to learn stuff. We were popular high school girls. All we had back then was Judy Blume. We wanted to see penises. We didn’t have the internet, and premium channels only showed naked women. And it’s not like we could ask our parents”

(speechless and grinning)

“Stop smiling. I’m sick, and I must be delirious.”



3 comments on “Debbie Said To Hide The Syrup, Not The 30 Year Old Secret

  1. starryslippers
    May 26, 2013 at May 26, 2013 #

    Hilarious πŸ™‚ you made his fantasy day though πŸ™‚

  2. Ethel Mertz
    May 30, 2013 at May 30, 2013 #

    Oh Lucy, you’ve had too much Vita-vita-vegimin. Good thing you’re not doing a commercial. 😝

    • Ethel Mertz
      May 30, 2013 at May 30, 2013 #

      Vitameatavegamin. Jeez, you’d think I was the one that was high on cough syrup.

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