Thursday, September 14, 2006

I have WHAT?

I have ringworm.

Gross.

It's actually not gross at all. It's not even a worm. Lots of people get it, and I probably picked it up loving on all the crazy kittens at Dog & Kitty City. Still ... it sounds gross. Why do they call it ringworm when it's just a plain old fungus ... right up there with athlete's foot?

OH, and did you happen to know that the stuff that kills out ringworm is the same stuff that kills out jock itch? While one little tube can knock out a variety of fungi, the one that they like to keep emblazened across the front is "JOCK ITCH." Big, giant letters.

I was tempted to "adjust" myself while checking out at Walgreen's ... just to make the cashier wonder.

But I didn't.

2 comments:

Amy T. S. said...

Ick! I had that before, or at least something similar. When I was at the dermatologist the receptionist asked me, "When are you due?"

"Uh, I'm not pregnant."

Duh, lady!

Gem said...

It's weird -- jock itch, ringworm, athlete's foot AND yeast infections -- all the same fungus (or similar ones), yet the feminine creams are much more expensive than those for jock itch or athlete's foot. Chauvenist pig marketers!