LISTERINE—GOOD TO THE LAST DROP. Getting laughter for something you’ve said is a great pleasure. Recently, I had some dental work done. Afterwards, I was instructed to use Listerine. I had never used Listerine, but I used it faithfully for several days until Mary Jane came me upon me using it and got upset—I was swishing it around as directed and then swallowing it. Apparently you’re not supposed to swallow. It was hard to convince me of this, but after some argument, and because, sure enough, the label said you shouldn’t swallow, I stopped swallowing.

A few days ago I was sitting with Mary Jane, Annalisa, Nick, and Jane Pakenham and the subject of my drinking Listerine came up. I expressed my opinion that drinking Listerine was OK. To my surprise, I was met with peals of laughter. I said something else about Listerine. More hilarity. It was explained to me that most of the laughter was because I really believed that everybody but Mary Jane would agree with me.

I was thrilled to be getting the laughs.

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  1. Annalisa says:

    Let’s not forget that the peals of laughter erupted after we picked up our jaws off the floor. I’m pretty sure all three of us sat there open mouthed in shock for a second at your nonchalant acknowledgement of drinking Listerine.

  2. Nick says:

    The taste is probably a bit intense, but you can always wash it down with some eye drops and cologne.

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