Back when we were first preparing for stay-at-home orders, we, like many people, scrambled to make sure we had a good supply of the family’s prescription medications. On one of her trips to the pharmacy, my wife picked up a bottle of daily vitamins for each of us. I hadn’t been in the habit of taking general vitamin pills, but it wasn’t a bad idea to keep the levels up, with pathogens potentially lurking around every corner.
A contrast between the bottle of Women’s vitamins and the bottle of Men’s vitamins was immediately apparent. I thought perhaps her pills were larger than mine, because maybe the vitamins a man needs are smaller than the vitamins a woman needs. I don’t know how big an individual vitamin is. Or maybe she needs extra supplements to give her the strength to deal with me in isolation.
These notions were dispelled when I read the labels side by side. Her bottle had 200 daily doses, while my bottle held only 120.
I found interesting the theory that I would not need to be kept in optimal health for as long as she would.
ME: Your vitamin bottle is bigger than mine.
WIFE: So it is.
ME: Yours has 80 more pills in it that mine does.
WIFE: Yeah, I know.
ME: Why did you get me fewer pills?
WIFE: Women live longer than men. You don’t like it when I waste money on things we might not need.
Has she gotten new life insurance policies lately? Chuckle.
I’m on a Need-to-Know basis with that.
Buy an extra bottle for yourself and you will have 40 more than she has. Or buy 5 bottles for you and 3 bottles for her; then it will come out even and you’ll have enough to last until the pandemic is over. You’re both a little too young to “stop buying green bananas.” 🙂
Or I could just not take mine. Then they’d last indefinitely!
That’s what I would do. You lived fine without vitamins before, right?
Nothing puts you in touch with your own mortality like a small bottle of vitamins.
I’m still smoldering from that one.
Lol She’s clever!
She’s full of ‘em.
🙂 Most wives are.
You mean I’m not the lucky one?
The banter between you and your wife and how you wrote this, Scott, has me roaring still as I write this comment to you. I had to wipe my eyes at one point. Good to see you getting your sense of humor back! It’s SO good to laugh!!! xoxoxo
It’s a great relief to me to know I’m married to someone very capable of stepping in and running my blogs . . . you know . . . after I’m gone.
STOP the nonsense you are babbling! No one is going anywhere. (((HUGS)))!! xo
But nonsense is my whole shtick.
😂 so glad you’re finding time to write again!
Time is a wonderful thing to have. I’d better look into getting more vitamins!
Great comeback !!
She’s good with those.
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