If someone hands you a green and foamy drink and says it's a GI cocktail, just say no.
This lesson is brought to you by my trip to the emergency room last night for a scary, but fortunately not serious, although yet to be diagnosed medical issue.
I can only plead ignorance, however, on the GI cocktail. So enthralled with the offer of a cocktail at the hospital, I grabbed it and gulped without fully hearing the nurse's words "This is going to taste really bad."
Just as those words were registering, so was the idea that with anything labeled GI, it's a pretty sure bet that something is probably going in one end or coming out the other within a matter of minutes.
Luckily, neither turned out to be true and it was merely to rule out any gastro problems as a source of my pain. However, the vision - and taste - of that green and bubbling nastiness will stay with me for quite some time.
And one final bonus tip for the day - keep your legs shaved because you never know when an emergency trip to the hospital will involve care by Nurse Aaron and Dr. Hottie.