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Friends don't let friends eat Nyquil Chicken. JUST SAY NO

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Where are my friends when I need them?

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They tried, Anne! They TRIED!

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LOL

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I think you need a side-kick

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Sep 26, 2022Liked by Anne Kadet

Geezus I threw up in my mouth just seeing that leg in the frypan. Curiosity is one thing; Nyquil chicken is beyond it. Maybe use Nyquil to make a nice pasta sauce instead??

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But that's not keto!

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Sep 27, 2022Liked by Anne Kadet

Prolly a ton of sugar in Nyquil!!

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That's what I thought so I checked before I started cooking. It's got three (3) different kinds of artificial sweetener!

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Three kinds of artificial sweetener and it still tastes like green death!?

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I think more like tastes like green death BECAUSE three kinds of artificial sweetener.

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Wow!! I'd trust you to cook "keto" with all over-the-counter medications! You are the "Rachael Ray" of cooking keto with anything you can find in the bathroom medicine cabinet!!

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Sep 26, 2022Liked by Anne Kadet

Nyquil Chicken: I'm laughing out loud and I'm also nauseous.

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Good combo!

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While I totally enjoyed randa’s guest interviews (especially Robert’s and I know she got that picture anyway even if it was on the sly), NyQuil Chicken wins today. I have not laughed so hard in a while. You are a complete nut (before I only thought you a partial nut, like maybe a pecan half)! I can’t bring myself to click on the link to the dog food post!

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Didn't Randa do a great job? I also especially loved the interview with Robert. I'll see if I can hit her up for the secret pics. Hope you enjoy the dog food story—it's one of my favorite things I've ever written.

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She did a fabulous job! Now you're gonna make me read the dog food story. Maybe after lunch.

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Sep 26, 2022Liked by Anne Kadet

"The apartment filled with the noxious, sickening odor of chicken and cough syrup." Wow this made me laugh hard. Thank you.

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Wow I am feeling sick again just thinking about it.

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Also, happy to hear your reaction.

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So glad I’m not the only one continually confused by what is and what is not locked up at Wallgreens!

Also: I’ve tried so hard to not know what NyQuil chicken is. Now I know (grrrr) but your post was hilarious so I’m not too mad ;)

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LOL sorry not sorry!

Curious—do you ever summon the clerk? I've never summoned the clerk. I just buy a different item. Or go to a different store.

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Oh gosh -- never! I'm so embarrassed to admit it, but this is part of the reason Amazon gets so much of my business.

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Today you managed to BREAK my ability to comment in the little box. One thing after another, each just turning my brain to goo. Will need to unpack this great array of nonsense piece by piece. For starts though, your poor dog Minnie caught in an action photo trying to escape a strangers lap. If you do this AGAIN, bring along some beanie babies for those that need a prop.

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"Great array of nonsense" Yay best compliment ever thank you Mark!

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Your aim is true!!!

Using OTC pharmaceuticals as a poaching liquid breaks new ground. Since this is a Cafe, you should begin sharing this stuff en masse and publilsh a cookbook. Extra credit for skinning the drumstick to make this a "healthy" recipe.

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Haha! The truth is just the thought of the skin cooked in the syrup made me gag, so off it came.

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If they have grape flavor it might taste like plum sauce.

Locking up gum is depressing. Come on Walgreens -- what about movie candy?

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Sep 26, 2022Liked by Anne Kadet

Can't imagine why anyone would be hesitant to purchase a pregnancy test from a street hawker-especially after two and a half years of witnessing folks CoVid tested by a wide assortment of fairly shoddy (and often disinterested) looking characters.

Tide ,as street currency, rates up there with honeybuns in prisons (or so I'm told).

My local Walgreens in SW Puerto Rico locks up my favorite island coffee brand, but a bottle of Felipe II and various desirable vineyard delights are out in the open for the taking!

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Chris! So interesting about the Tide! I just googled "Tide detergent" and "prison" and a whole bunch of articles came up dating back to 2013. Looking forward to reading more.

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Sep 26, 2022Liked by Anne Kadet

so glad you didnt die to nyquil chicken and that you didnt kill minnie with it!!!

I got 0 right on the locked up pharmacy quiz. It was fun to do but I feel ashamed.

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I have to admit, I only remembered to take Minnie with me at the last second. Talk about fun and shame!

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Sep 26, 2022Liked by Anne Kadet

I don’t think the gift cards are activated until they ring you up, so if you shoplift them you just get a little piece of plastic!

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Ah-HA! Thank you Adam! This is very satisfying to learn.

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"I'm lazy and I don't like to work and I don't make much money." Same, tbh

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I'm working my way toward that approach, tbh, Katie. Better late than never!

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Is it bad that my first thought about the NyQuil chicken was “the recipe calls for half a bottle of NyQuil? That’s pretty expensive chicken per serving!”? (Just in case anyone needed another reason not to eat it…)

Also, I love Robert’s point about creating yourself and living a fuller life through creating works of art!! Such wisdom.

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Wow I did not think about the cost per serving but yeah works out to about $9 per serving and that doesn't even include any sides!

I love Randa's interview with Robert too! The whole issue could have been just Robert!

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The eating dog food for a week story is a modern masterpiece. Bravo.

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Haha thank you Amran!

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I like the shoplifting quiz! But here's my question: how does one get involved in a toothpaste trafficking ring? A related question: were the batteries I bought for $1 at the corner of Court Street and Joralemon stolen? I'm starting to think they were. And OK, the statute has run, but now I'm worried that I'm part of the problem.

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Mr. Estrin, I am 100% sure those were stolen batteries.

As for toothpaste trafficking, it's funny but I was actually thinking about that question this morning in the shower (should I have waited until I was brushing my teeth?). Suppose you manage to shove 20 tubes of toothpaste into your backpack. The typical street price is about half the shelf price, and the street vendor you unload on has to command, say, a 50% markup off your wholesale price. So you'd get MAYBE a dollar a tube. Am I wrong or does this work out to about $10 an hour, plus the risk of getting arrested, which is a big hassle. Wouldn't it be easier to work at McDonald's? But maybe it feels more exciting and entrepreneurial....

Yes I've thought about this way too much.

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The batteries died soon after I bought them, so I guess I got what I deserved.

I think you’re right about the toothpaste -- you’ve thought about it way to much! But I’m glad you’re asking the hard questions about black market toothpaste. Someone has to. There’s also the consumer angle to consider. While I would buy batteries on the street, I’m not sure I’d buy toothpaste from a dude on the corner.

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OMG...I just read NyQuil Chicken out loud to my husband on the way home from dinner. Got to the part where you “wove to the stove” and could not go any further from laughing so hard I was afraid I would need those adult diapers (wait...were those behind glass, or not?). But I did manage to finish the story. And now he thinks you’re as awesome as I do.🤣

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Oh good then it was worth it. :)

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Sep 26, 2022Liked by Anne Kadet

what do you think people like about you? what makes them want to stay with you?

I'm funny and talkative. I only realized in old age I'm a social phobe who feels an obligation to fill dead air. It works marvelously on first dates and early in relationships; not quite so well, long-term. As for what makes them want to stay? I can't explain that because I wouldn't stay with me. Prolly a combination of things that conspire against leaving and starting over. Laziness may be the answer.

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JRB! It's so great (and often strange) to realize why we do what we do. But regardless of motivation someone who can be chatty and make others feel comfortable is so nice!

Viva lazy people who don't leave us!

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Love the drugstore shoplifter! I'm tempted to say that I might even like it more than the pigeon!!!!!!

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Thanks Sophia! And I won't tell the pigeons. We all know how touchy they can be.

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🤣🤣🤣 I just burst out laughing in the subway 🤣🤣🤣🤣

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