November 27, 2006

Cough Syrup

Ok, so we didn't head off to Cognac today, as planned. I've been fighting off a cold for several days and this morning I woke up feeling like my lungs were full of heavy sand. Breathing and speaking were almost impossible for the first hour until some hot tea and an even hotter shower cleared things up. I'm also taking some horrific, anise flavored cough syrup with codeine in it. Why anise flavored? I guess French parents want their children to develop a taste for Pastis as early as possible.
I've always hated cough syrup. When I was little, my mom used to chase me around the house with Triaminic brand every time I felt sick. They had three colors; yellow, orange and red. One was for daytime, one was for night-time and all were created for torture and maximum palate destruction. To this day I cannot stand the smell or taste of Grand Marnier or Cointreau (too much like the orange one) or Kirsch (too much like the red one). The yellow one...well, I think I've blocked it out completely. Pin It

1 comment:

Sister said...

Sis -- I totally recall the triaminic cough syrups and your description of the different colors was very accurate :) I have such terrible memories of the cough syrup that I cannot really give it the loss their gain. Unfortunately for all, cough syrup has not improved in the taste department. Of course, if it had we would all be slugging back cough syrup rather than wine and cocktails. Love ya