Area Man Makes a Mistake

I’m in Monteverde, Costa Rica when my gut starts acting up. Montezuma has me pinned down in the bathroom, groaning like an animal. The problem is that it’s a three hour trip back to the airport and there’s no bathroom on the bus. I duck into the local Pharmacia and, with my broken Spanish, explain what I’m looking for, something that will put a cork in me for a while. 

The little fellow behind the counter nods and hands me a small bottle of chalky-looking liquid. The bus is leaving so I take a long pull from the bottle and, just for good measure, another. 

I fall into my seat. My friend takes the bottle from my hand and reads it as the bus lurches into gear. 

“Dude,” he says, “you just drank a half a bottle of laxative.” 

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