Feb 10, 2011

Two unrelated things

Internet, I would like to say that I have no idea why no one stumbles upon my blog due to my exceptional post-titling capabilities that clearly should be the subject of the next Search Engine Optimization conference. "Benchmarking" is my middle name.

Now, onto the two items I have for you today:

First, I thought you all would enjoy the irony that two days after I learned I was with child, I received this piece of mail addressed directly and solely to me:



That would be a solicitation from the very lovely people at the American Association of Retired Persons. Thankyouverymuch, AARP. As if I needed a tangible reminder that I am officially of Advanced Maternal Age ... and yet you managed to take it one step farther and insinuate that it seems impossible that I even still have working ovaries.

And second, I would just like to go on the record and tell you that this is what the directions for antibiotics say:



And this is what I suggest that they SHOULD say:



That is all.

16 comments:

Tamar SB said...

Oh my - AARP has something seriously wrong in their mailing department. An AARP cars arrived for me in the mail yesterday. I took offense, then shredded the whole thing - I mean, who knew just turning 23 was the beginning of the end!

Rachel said...

Wow! My dad took it hard when his AARP card came so he decided to give my mom a hard time when her's came. She was excited about it and his little plan backfired.

Meredith said...

Just had to share that when I drove the Chik Fil A drive thru this morning, they were advertising the new giant ketchup pack. I remember you writing about it months and months and months ago. Apparently, we in Virginia are just starting to catch on.

Grape News said...

Too funny! And I'm talking about the antibiotic thing. Made me laugh out loud!

Speaking of mailing departments: my cousin has been married (new name) for 6+ years (new address). Last week week she got jury summons for her maiden name at her old address. That's our government working for ya.

Megan Lauriana said...

Hahaha, that is hilarious. You crack me up! There should be a reminder on the packaging that antibiotics can jack up your birth control methods.

I'm sure you'll be happy with whatever gender God gives you, but are you kind of hoping to have a girl this time around?

Wade's World said...

Love the improved instructions!! So I guess this really was a surprise, huh!!!

Leslie @ sharpstickintheeye said...

Congrats! (hilarious)

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

I've been out of the loop. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Amanda said...

I just laughed quite loudly in the middle of a property class..woops! Hilarious antibiotic story though. You should recommend that to the pharmacist.

Donna said...

Your blog today was really funny! Congrats! Hope you are feeling good!

paige said...

That AARP is cold. COLD, I say. They just don't care who they hurt.

And...if you used condoms then the world would be deprived of four of the cutest kids ever. (PS: FOUR KIDS. I am in awe of you, Katherine.)

Kelly said...

LOL!!! Okay --- i just found out ab your new baby on the way! Congratulations, girl. Excited for y'all :)

Beth, Joshua, Isabella and McKinley said...

CRACKING UP on the antibiotics... LOVE LOVE LOVE it..

brightleigh said...

This is hilarious....I got something from AARP too....Well, I did say I was OLD, which by the way you know in OBGYN language, AMA=OLD in a nice way, you know? I agree with the prescription.....but did it not say that birth control could be altered? LOL....you are a mess! I had a good drs' appt. today by the way. Pulse was up again, but good blood pressure, and good weight...minimal swelling, measuring right on!

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

I'm so glad to know I'm in very good company with the AARP thing!

Meredith, YES! The ketchup! I can't believe you remember that. A couple of other friends who remembered me writing about it actually took pictures of the packets at their CFAs and sent them to me on FB this week. Hilarious!

Megan, NO. I went back and read the entire package and there was no warning. None. I mean, I already know in my HEAD that I'm supposed to be careful during antibiotics, but I apparently need a big yellow visual reminder or something.

To all of you who just found out we're expecting, THANK YOU for your kindness! We are very excited.

Rachel said...

I was getting a WEEKLY email from AARP for a while. Just like old people - getting things done all early and all. I bet they got up at 4:30 am to write that email to me, 30 years early.

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