Friday, June 29, 2007

The Gift that Says You're Infectious

My friend Lisa stopped by my office early this week, after I had returned from the funeral (and an added day off being sick from said funeral/plane ride). She said, "I have a small gift just to lift your spirits. "

And she gave me Athletes Foot.

Literally.

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I mean, what says 'I Love You' more than giving someone crabs?

On a strange, related note, three months ago, my product guy Charlie surveyed me for a number of things I might test drive for him. He asked if I had ever gotten Athlete's Foot, which I had but at that time did not include the furry 4" stuffed version above. The next thing I know, a package from Lamisil arrives and includes a tube of cream and a really nice gym bag. (I'm waiting for the 'have you ever tried looking at a 55" flat screen TV' question.)

I emailed Charlie and asked how I was supposed to be review the stuff since I didn't have the condition for which it was technically prescribed. While I enjoy reviewing products, I was not willing to make the sacrifice of walking around the gym showers in bare feet. He said, "I'm not giving you hazardous pay, so if you get it, use the stuff I gave you. If not, enjoy the gym bag."

For the record, the gym bag rocks.

So whether you are catching it or giving it, let this post be your guide for athlete's foot.

(Crap, I really need higher end material, don't I?)

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5 Comments:

Blogger Papa Bradstein said...

You might mention to Charlie that you've never driven an Aston-Martin along the Amalfi coast before. For the record, I've never been a passenger in an Aston-Martin being driven along the Amalfi coast before.

8:57 AM  
Anonymous TwoBusy said...

I am SO giving my brother-in-law flesh-eating bacteria for his birthday next month.

10:40 AM  
Blogger Darren said...

I would have asked for a high-end gym membership to go with it.

3:23 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Oh, sweetie, you know if they'd have had crabs I'd have given one to you.

4:43 PM  
Anonymous L.A. Daddy said...

Yeah, I'm starting to get requests to try out products. Most have been fairly useful, but I can't understand why no one wants me to review a Mustang convertible GT?!

Even though I was an athlete, I never got "the foot". Got lucky, I guess. Still don't know what heartburn is, either. I'm surprised they don't want me to test out Nexium...

1:10 PM  

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