Last Thursday I had a conference all day that I ended with some wonderful food bloggers and a lovely cocktail in a restaurant near Washington Square Park. The rest of my group went off to dinner and I met up with my sister in law for a night out…whatever that meant.
Being that I am a mom of three who doesn’t get out much these days, it took exactly one-half drink to give me a headache. Actually, I had kind of been fighting one all day, with allergy season in full throttle and my day beginning with the crows and ending in a too-dark room trying to read a powerpoint that was too far away, I could feel that familiar throb right behind my eyes.
It seems no matter how healthy I eat or drink or exercise, I can never fully rid-myself of headaches. Whether they’re hormone or allergy related, or just due to a night on the town, headaches are a part of me. I am not a big medicine person, but I’ll admit I have various aspirins and acetaminophens in my house and on my person at all time.
So, Thursday, I didnt want that little throb to turn into a full-blown night killer so before we continued our revelry, I roped my sister in law and her friend into walking to Duane Reade to buy some headache medicine. I did have some pills in my purse, as always, but I was afraid I’d have to take too many and they’d take too long to react and I wasn’t willing to ruin my night.
So, we went in search of UrgentRX which is an aspirin powder with a small dose of caffeine. The idea is that it gets moving faster in your bloodstream so that you get relief faster. They make products for heartburn, allergy attacks, upset stomach relief, critical-care aspiring and general pain relief as well. Tonight though, I just needed to stave off the headache-quickly.
We fanned out at the first Duane Reade to no avail. Not a single person in the first store knew what we were talking about when we asked for UrgentRX.
I was adamant that it existed and desperate to find it so we kept going. You can see pictures of the entire adventure in my Google+ story,for better or worse. Luckily, there is a Duane Reade every six steps in Manhattan and my sister-in-law apparently knows the location of each and every one. So off we went to a store that she referred to as the one with “the growler bar”. Only in New York.
Sure enough, I walked into the next Duane Reade (our third of the night) and literally ran into the display of UrgentRX stuff.
Wouldn’t you know, it was directly in front of said Growler Bar.
So we had a little fun with that product placement.
Before Urgent RX (and presumably after some growlers):
After Urgent RX. Magic.
All in all, our shopping adventure didn’t take too much time off our night. Quite honestly, because it was mildly hilarious-a wild goose chase for headache meds, I ended up just leaving the headache medicine in my purse because it wasn’t hurting anymore by the time I finally bought it. It’s literally a thin envelope packet so it takes up no space and weighs nearly nothing, both important features when you’re walking all over the city.
In the end, after maybe a drink or two (no growlers) more, I was pretty happy to have my UrgentRX on me. Because that was a long train-ride home, and mid-way through I was paying the price for not acting my age. After reading the opening instructions, I was thankfully still able to handle the childproof packaging. I downed my powder and by the time I got home I was headache free and ready to sleep!
I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insight study for Collective Bias® and UrgentRX. All opinions, and major silliness, are my own. #cbias, #SocialFabric,
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