When I was younger, I hated taking medicines. My dad would have these sample vitamins, and he would have us take these. But if he’s not around, I never bothered taking it. I remember asking him to buy me Flintstones vitamins, because that was cool then, and it tasted a whole lot better than his regular, boring, bitter, vitamins. But he would insist, out of value for money, that I take those that he would give.
I’m currently taking this medicine, because I’ve been hit by a bad bug that got me coughing for how many weeks now. It’s big, it’s bitter, and it has an after taste that lasts for hours, even with flushing of fluids. It’s a slap to my face that I have to take this medicine, but sometimes there’s just too little choice if I really want to get better.
The bitter pill. It’s an old wisdom for most of us, that life gives us bitter pills in order for us to be better. They come in different taste and sizes, but even so, we can’t just choose any other pill according to our liking. More often than not, we are left with no choice but taking the pill that we least like.