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Thursday, January 10th, 2013

I have a friend who’s hyperactive and has difficulty falling asleep. I have trouble staying awake – so it works out.  Anyway, she’s been on this sleeping pill, Ambien, for a few months.  She just got around to reading the “Medication Guide” and was pretty rattled by it.

“Listen to this!” she read. “After taking zolpidem tartrate, you may get up out of bed while not being fully awake and do an activity that you do not know you are doing. The next morning, you may not remember that you did anything during the night.”

“No way!” I said, “Give me the sheet.”

She gave it to me.  It said exactly what she read.

I started laughing.  She looked at me suspiciously.  Of course I had to bust her chops about it.

“Look,” I said, “it was nothing you hadn’t done before and there was nothing memorable about it.”

She did not smile.

Paolo brain note: there are some things about which you should not joke.