My eyes are watering.
My nose is running.
My chest is full of gunk.
My throat is raw.
My head is pounding.
Yep . . . I'm sick. I hate being sick. (And I never use the "h" word. It's a strong word reserved only for rare moments.)
While I could leave my confession at that, being sick has given me the opportunity to learn something about myself that I'm going to confess to you today. I think I've known it for a long time, but a moment of drug induced clarity (Is it possible for Sudafed to bring clarity?) has made it impossible to avoid.
By nature, I'm a skeptical person. I won't go into how I came to be this way, but I am slow to believe anything unless I've experienced it, seen it or researched it. My skepticism drives my husband nuts because whenever he tells me something, I usually say something like:
"Are you sure?"
"Did someone tell you that or did you see it for yourself?"
"Hmm . . . that sounds fishy. I'm going to have to look into that."
"I don't know if I believe that."
My point is that in the midst of my complete skepticism about almost anything, today I watched the infomercial channel (Did I mention that I was in a drug induced state?) for about an hour. I only let myself watch two infomercials - one about a hair care product and one about make up. I watched and I was mesmerized.
Maybe, just maybe if I had that hair care system, my hair could look like silk and flutter in the wind like butterfly wings. And maybe, just maybe I could spend only 5 minutes on my make-up every day and have flawless, younger looking skin too.
Yep, in the midst of all my skepticism, I confess that I believed that I too can look like the models/actresses in their very early 20s featured on these shows if I could just get my hands on those magical products.
Thankfully, when I picked up the phone to dial, I remembered that I'm skeptical about ordering things over the phone and giving my personal billing information to a stranger. Unbridled, drug induced weakness barely avoided . . . thank goodness.
Hopefully, I feel better tomorrow . . . I'm not sure I'll be able to resist another infomercial.
How about you? Are you a skeptic? Have you ever purchased something from an infomercial? ;)