I am of an age where taking daily medications are common. I, in fact, am supposed to take four different types, at two different times of the day. Nothing unusual... blood sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure, blah, blah.
The thing is... I hate taking medicines. Oh, the occasional self anesthetizing joy of an excellent bourbon is enjoyed, but taking pills... can't stand it. I know I should, and I know it's good for my life and lifestyle.... but I still resent it.
You see, taking medications like that is to be force fed the fact that I grow old. My eyes no longer work as well, my hearing has suffered over the years, and even my bullish strength has slacked somewhat. Things... hurt. Taking medications is, in a way, a giving in to the limitations and pain. It's a failure.
So, I dislike taking them, even as I generally try to force myself to do what I should.
At the drug pushers emporium this week, filling scrips, I noticed a service they have now. They will take all those damn daily meds and prepackage them into one-a-day cellophane packages. Grab and go, exactly the same as the one-a-day vitiman packs I take almost daily.
Well... that is convenient! That would make it easier to get past my inner child and take the steenking medications as I should. That would be an excellent solution..... until I read the sign further. They will only package a week at a time, and you must return every week for a new set.
"WHY do you only do a week at a time?" I asked. "Government regs" the drug pusher said.
Here we have a perfect metaphor for government in general. Create nothing to solve a problem, but make sure to install heavy braking systems on anything that does solve a problem.