I'm waiting and have nothing else to do, so I pick up a brochure to see what all the fuss is about. Turns out it's a newly marketed weight loss drug. As always, I turn immediately to the side effects page - 'cause once I have the gist of what the drug is for, the very next thing I want to know is what else is going to happen, right?
And I quote:
You may get:
* gas with oily spotting
* loose stools
* more frequent stools that may be hard to control
and people, I'm wondering.. . . how did we get to a place where we would rather have the above possibilities, than just getting off our duffs and moving around a little?
I mean, who is sitting in front of the TV, sees an ad for this, and says to themself,
"Hmmm. I may not be able to, um, control myself, but since I want to be thinner so badly, I'm just gonna go with it."
And isn't there a point where we'd just rather be fat? At least I'd rather have a fat person sitting next to me on the bus, than one with that last side effect.
Not much to think about, is there?
I think I'll pass on the Alli.