Yesterday I wrote about the freedom of aging...Today I write about "the stupidity of aging." Well, I guess it could apply to any age but it is nice to have an excuse.
It's one of those things that happen to other people, but never to you. The odds are however, that given time, most things will.
This morning I was habitually hovering over the bathroom zinc and reaching for the tooth paste that I keep in a drawer. I applied a liberal dollop of paste on my tooth brush and began dutifully scrubbing just as the dentist once told me. But wait a minute! Something was wrong -- not the usual "extra fresh" minty taste of my Aquafresh, rather it was a medicinal taste that rapidly took on a penetrating heat that I had never experience before...At least not in my mouth.
A quick, all-too-late check of the tube from which I had dispensed the paste(?), revealed the shocking truth. It was the RUB-A535 "extra strength" liniment that I ill-advisably keep in the same drawer. I couldn't believe it. After a slug of mouthwash and a proper application of tooth paste, the heat sensation in my mouth gradually began to subside.
My usual coffee this morning did not taste the same though. I wonder why?
The upside of all this is that I have the freshest mouth in town today. The RUB-A535 is now kept in another drawer.