Wednesday, 26 January 2022

Pain In The Neck

 Gail in deep distress.

Have you ever fallen asleep in an awkward position and woke up with a crick in your neck? I was telling my mother this morning about my infirmity, she told me to rub some Vicks Vapour rub on the affected area, Vicks! Who does she think I am, Viv Nicolson. I used Bells vapour rub (B&M Bargains 89p). Just because I've moved up a housing band doesn't mean I can loosen the purse strings. In less than 2 hours after applying the unguent the pain had gone from a severe 7 on the pain limitation chart to a mild 3. It worked!

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  1. I rub Vicks on my knees. Seems to help. I think it might be down to the rubbing.
    Sx

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    1. Who would have thought that humble pot of Vick could have so many uses, it's good for bruises too, thought I wouldn't recommend it for dryness, you know, down there.

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    2. Thinking about it, I might just smear a bit on my florin.

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    3. No, I do not recommend doing that at all, I'll stick with the Deep Heat in future.

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    4. Are you spending a lot of time on your knees, Miss Scarlet?

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  2. Healthpoint Arnica Cream, £1 in Savers (or if you're posh, Arnicare cream, £2.99). Works every time, even on that annoying nighttime - ow! ow! fuck! get-out-of-bed-do-that stamping-dance-around-the-bedroom - "creeping toe" cramp... Jx

    PS hasn't Gail been "in deep distress" for about five decades now?!

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    1. Longer than that. Even as a school girl extra in The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie she looked distressed.

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  3. In America, in the 50s, Vicks was used for any sort of childhood ailment, slathered liberally on your chest, the most miserable treatment available. I think the point was to teach kids to never admit they were sick and thus free up mother from "nursing" when all she wanted to nurse was a drink.

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    1. I bet you never had chilblains. When I was a baby my mother used to put a measure of brandy in my titty bottle to ensure I slept through the night.

      If I had a house full of kids I'd turn to drink too, like Miss Hannigan.

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