I'm feeling a bit goofy today so I was sitting, drinking my morning coffee when a weird thought popped into my head. Do you ever wonder how our medications know exactly where to go and to do what they're supposed to do?? This is a typical work day for the traffic operators in Sherry's stomach.........
"Hey John! Time to wake up! It's time to get to work"
"Alright, alright! I'm up! You know, I'm getting pretty darn tired Steve. Doesn't she ever give it a break? Darn, I need a vacation!"
John and Steve stumble out of bed, throw on their traffic control duds and stroll into work with their stop signs in hand. The stomach is a unpredictable location to work so they make sure they put on their hard hats because who knows what is going to be thrown at them at any given time!
"It's showtime John! Get ready, here they come!"
Slowly the first dose enters the stomach.
"Ok, Mr. Colazal - you know where to go. Stay to the left, no running and remember...don't let the stuffing fly until it's your time got it?? Oh and this time, don't leave Mrs. Probiotic on her own ok? You know how she gets lost!"
"Whoa! Where do you think you're going Mr. Vitamin?? You can't be just prancing all around here like you own the joint. You're holding up traffic! On you go now, no dallying."
"Well hi there Ms. Prilosec! You're looking awfully beautiful today. Me and John are going to get some lunch in a bit and since you work in the area - how about you join us? Hey John! Stop that Biotin! It's going in the wrong direction!"
"Phew, that was a rough shift. I heard that we are getting a new dose at lunch. So we gotta be on our toes, got it? Oh and btw, who's going to take the night shift? I vote you do it John seeing since you're the new guy. Rerouting Mr. 6mp is a challenge and I think this is what you need to help you with your career. Oh and don't forget, we are meeting near the small intestine for lunch with Ms. Prilosec but before we do that, we have to steer the afternoon crowd first."
Yes, I have too much time on my hands!