Red Nose, Reindeer?

Category: This is My Life

*My Cold and Flu Tip for the Year:* Take one of those little packages of travel “Nosenex” (as my mother always called Kleenex when we were kids). Be sure you use the good thick ones for this. Open the package, and pour some cold water into it. Let the tissues soak it all up, then squeeze as much water out as you can. Take ‘em out of the package and set ‘em beside your cranberry tea, snuggle on the couch with a warm blanket and a good book.

You’ll understand what’s so great about this trick the first time you sneeze. These Nosenex are cool, and don’t hurt. You feel clean after using them, unlike the expensive ones with creams and aloe embedded in them that only leave you feeling a still slimy about the nostrils.

What do you suppose moved the marketing department to think that “slimy” is a feeling consumers relish when we have a cold?