"Doc, you've gotta help me! My wife just isn't interested in sex
anymore. Haven't you got a pill or something I can give her?"
"Look, I can't prescribe..."
"Doc, we've been friends for years. Have you ever seen me this upset?
I am desperate! I can't think; I can't concentrate; my life is going
utterly to hell! You've got to help me."
The doctor opens his desk drawer and removes a small bottle of pills.
"Ordinarily, I wouldn't do this. These are experimental; the tests so
far indicate that they're VERY powerful. Don't give her more than ONE,
understand? Just ONE."
"I don't know, doc, she's awfully cold..."
"One. No more. In her coffee. Okay?"
The guy expresses gratitude and leaves for home, where his wife has
dinner waiting. When dinner is finished, she goes to the kitchen to
bring dessert. The man hastily pulls the pills from his pocket and drops
one into his wife's coffee. He reflects for a moment, hesitates, then
drops in a second pill.
And then he begins to worry. The doctor did say they were powerful.
Then inspiration strikes -- he drops one pill into his own coffee.
His wife returns with the shortcake and they enjoy their dessert and
coffee. Sure enough, a few minutes after they finish, his wife shudders
a little, sighs deeply and heavily, and a strange look comes over her.
In a near-whisper and a tone of voice he has never heard her use before,
she says, "I...need... a man..."
His eyes glitter and his hands tremble as he replies, "Me... too..."
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