• Subject: RE: Programmers VS Consultants
  • From: PaulMmn <PaulMmn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 27 Nov 1999 00:14:33 -0500

> If, after a few years and many hundreds of millions, the drug is
>> found to be ineffectual, or has serious side affects, it's back to the
>> drawing board and all that money is gone.
>Serious side affects... that reminds me of all these commercials for
>heartburn, asthma, etc...
>They start out slow...
>"Side affects may case dry mouth, sleeplessness,"
>and then they quick ramble the bad ones...
>"abdominal paid, cramping, constipation, diareha..."
>Ummm... I think I can handle the asthma... thanks for the offer.

The one I like is for a new weight-loss drug:  "Since Losa-Pound works by
slowing absorption of fat globules, you may suffer bloating, gas, water
retention, urge to blast, explosive diarrhea, and inability to control
same.  Because your body doesn't have a chance to absorb necessary
nutrients, you'll need a multi-vitamin every day."

Uh, it sounds like a more extreme version of the symptoms they mentioned
for that fat substitute (Oelestra?) that came out a year or two back.  [In
that case the fat substitute is more like a soap than a fat... and soap is
known for the Symptoms mentioned above.]

--Paul E Musselman

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