Tuesday, November 07, 2006

stupid five alive.

dear five alive people.

i don't like juice.
any juice.
it makes my throat feel sticky.

but i am sick.
i have the flu.
chills, cough, sore throat,
and so on...
so
i made myself drink 3 juice boxes
of five alive.

imagine my surprise at finding
out that although the juice is
called five alive CITRUS
and boasts NO ARTIFICIAL COLORS OR FLAVORS
have been added
and claims to be a REAL FRUIT BEVERAGE
there is zero percent vitamin c.
zero.
nada.
zilch.

why am i drinking it?

and why was i buying it for my kids?

stupid five alive.
stupid sore throat
which also now feels sticky, too.

ugh.

7 comments:

Deb R said...

Whaaaaa??? That makes NO sense! Stooooopid five-alive people!

I hope you feel better soon. Sending you lots and lots of get-well vibes~~~~~~

Colorsonmymind said...

Oh my I am surprised too. You should try airborne. It is amazing-I bet it would get rid of that cold super fast.

Hugs to you.

deirdre said...

Isn't it just amazing what marketing people can talk us into? I've learned to read the fine print on food labels, just so I can try to figure out what I'm putting into my body. Thea is right about Airborne, it works and tastes okay too.

acumamakiki said...

I hope you feel better soon! Airborne (if you have it in Canada?) is an amazing product, it really works.

la vie en rose said...

oh no! i hope you're feeling better now...

Jessie said...

oh gkgirl...i'm sorry to hear you have an icky, sticky throat. your poem made me laugh. stupid five alive. :)-

please feel better soon.

ecm said...

I remember drinking five alive as a kid. Not one of my favorites.