27 December 2010
Aspirin, Jam, Gravol, and Television
The first drug I remember taking (not counting the whisky slipped into my baby bottle at opportune moments, my mom encouraging me to, "Drink the fuck up," as I slowly made my way to delirium) was aspirin. The Germanest pill ever, cheap and bitter. The aspirin was crushed between two egg stained spoons. A dab of jam was used to disguise the bitter flavour of the snow white medicine. None of us Hockeys were good at swallowing pills. At least one of us was on the verge of vomiting without a moment's notice at all times. Encouraging us to choke down pills had not gone well. Probably started getting fed gravol then too. Gravol was supposed to control the vomiting. It caused us to vomit even more so we were given more gravol.
As children us Hockeys consumed a lot of pills. The sicker we got, the better the pills got. We took them all, we took the lot.
Before that there was television.
There are your gateway drugs, motherfuckers.