Snake oil and miracle pills (#janathon day 6)

It never ceases to amaze me how other people are continually falling for snake oil, miracle pills and other instant life fixes.  There is no magic weight loss pill, the go-faster stripes on your new trainers will not turn you into an Olympian overnight and there isn’t a healing crystal on earth that will clear up your STD.

And yet.

I have lost count of the number of different types of storage container I have bought safe in the knowledge that this is finally going to be the one that will make me effortlessly tidy, and I am ridiculously tempted by a proprietary (and far from cheap) product which promises me that it holds the secret to super-flexible ankles, hamstrings and hip flexors.

Snake oil and miracle pills anyone?



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A Bradypus or Sloth am I, I live a life of ease, contented not to do or die but idle as I please; ... [Michael Flanders and Donald Swann]
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4 Responses to Snake oil and miracle pills (#janathon day 6)

  1. I’ll have some of that too, then.
    Sounds good.

  2. mercyjm says:

    I fall for various to-do-list apps. And handbags. I always really believe I will emerge a better person. The only thing that actually makes me a better person is running, cats and plants; but they are a bugger to mix properly.

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