Thursday, February 2, 2012

Bathroom Monologue: Introducing Wartsinol

It’s done. The missus has brought your little bundle of joy into the world, and you’ve driven them home. Now the joys of parenting wear on you: the crying without cause, the shrieks for feeding at 2:00 AM, and the vomiting on suits that cost you two weeks salary. Gradually you’ve realized that, as adorable as your mother thinks her new grandchild is, this thing is loud, lumpy, and largely ungrateful.

But there’s help. There’s Wartsinol. By affecting the brain’s dopamine and oxytocin centers, twice-daily Wartsinol will force you into loving this thing that shares your genetic code. In just three weeks you won’t mind driving the store for the second time in one day because it keeps spitting up strained peas. You’ll be happy, and so will your family. Your wife wants you to love it. If you’ve put up a good act, your parents already think you do. But think about your parents. Think about your cold, distant father, five hours late to pick you up from softball practice, and you’ll reckon that Wartsinol will make the world better.

There are side-effects. Mild rash and aching joints are the most common. Not so bad, right? Other side effects include drowsiness, loss of appetite and intestinal lesions, but those happen with everything, so settle down. The worst thing, which I’m paid to tell you in a calm voice, is that twice-daily Wartsinol may cause heart disorders. But I’m not going to say it in a calm voice. I’m going to tell you straight-up that it’s been linked to fewer heart disorders than the fast food you cave into weekly. Also, one in two hundred subjects went sterile, which would disconcert other men, but this little bundle of joy wasn’t entirely planned either, was it, champ? So it’s less of a “side effect” than a “bonus.”

Twice-daily Wartsinol. Think about it.


  1. Tee hee. Love the name, warts and all!

    I would say it's a bonus, too, some days...

  2. The worst part? I not only got this prescription once, I renewed it three more times. Neurons are now permanently rewired.

    This is your brain: {|}

    This is your brain on Wartsinol: <3

  3. For some reason I read this in the Cave Johnson voice. Great stuff!

  4. The infant stages aren't so bad (i.e. you can get used to anything). What they need to put on the market YESTERDAY is a Teenage Years Wartsinol!

  5. Wonderful story! Excellent tone, although I can't help hearing it as slightly sinister. If this goes on the market...we read it here first.

  6. Maybe if I had some of this I'd have second child after all.


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