Mullberry Whine

poured out before bed

Pick-up Line

…line ’em up, knock ’em back (Ensure Product Line Up 2012, by ScottStoffe)…

“Well, I’ve got Clark Gable’s tan – but only on my neck.”

His speech is slurred by a massive, semi-fixed tongue, the product of inoperable oropharyngeal cancer and edema from radiation therapy, but his smile, framed by a too angular jaw and marked temporal wasting, is clear and bright.

“And this trouble with talking – it’s really crippling my attempts to pick up single women.”  Cheekily he raises an unruly salt and pepper eyebrow.

I lean in and mirror his eyebrow cheekiness.

“What about the married ones?” I ask.

“Ah, I haven’t tried yet.  Say, you’re a married gal…  Join me for an Ensure after work?”

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The views expressed on "Mullberry Whine" are NOT intended to diagnose or treat disease.
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The med-ed related stories described here are based on real events. Details have been changed in accordance with HIPAA de-identification guidelines to protect confidentiality.
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Mullberry Whine can be enjoyed daily; there is no unsafe quantity. Real wine, though, should be enjoyed in moderation. At-Risk Drinking for males under 65 is defined as >14 alcoholic beverages per week or >4/day, with >7 drinks a week or >3/day being the cut-off for females under 65 and for anyone, male or female, who has graced this planet for 65 years for more. Drink Mullberry Whine like there are no consequences. But drink alcohol responsibly. Your friends, your family, your health-care provider, and your liver - heck, ALL of the organs in your body - will thank you.
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