And so it came to pass that in my highly distracted state last evening, I brushed my teeth with Preparation-H.
I’ve been afraid that something like that might happen ever since a good friend told me that Preparation-H is the answer to those awful red bug bites that show up all over my body in mysterious ways.
Since I am the ideal bug magnet, a tube of PrepH must always be at the ready. On the counter. Available to salve the screamingly sore, itchy and bright red blotches that are the hallmark of red bug bites.
The problem is that other tubes are also on the counter. A face blusher, some moisturizer, hair-gel, and, of course, tooth paste. They co-mingle, so to speak. I’ve been mindful of the possibility of error but, until last night, all was well. Alas, my hyper-distraction sent me into a world of carelessness.
I knew that the minty freshness I so enjoy when I brush my teeth was not immediately apparent but the full appreciation of the errors of my ways did not show up until my lips went numb. Numbness is one of the most highly appreciated elements of PrepH. .
I will also tell you that PrepH has great staying power. Long-lasting effects, if you will. I’m a teensy bit better this morning but will make sure to be more respectful of distraction in the future.
With respectful and sorrowful recognition of yesterday’s horrific event in Pittsburgh: Shalom.