Have you ever had one of those days when you are totally spent, mentally and/or physically, and look forward to just relaxing for the evening by reading a book, watching t.v., or some other distraction that allows you to dispense with the day's trials and tribulations?
Yes, I think we've all had them, and it seems that it's becoming more mainstream where one isn't experiencing one of those days.
Waiter: "Anything to drink ma'am?"
Me: "Yes, a bottle of your finest merlot please."
Of course, I won't be driving. Or walking very well, for that matter.
For me, the distraction is television. And a glass, or five, of merlot.
Soon, it's after 9 p.m. You are relaxing for the day, watching t.v. and finally winding down and looking forward to a mind-numbing sleep when, suddenly - BAM! - your television barks at you:
- RECENT STUDIES SAY MORE SUICIDES ARE BEING BLAMED ON ANTI-DEPRESSANTS"
So much for that pre-slumber zen moment.
In my opinion, I could argue that the increase of suicides is caused merely by the introductions to the late local news, never mind that some stories just suck from you all hope and reason to continue living. I think the FDA should impose a pre-broadcast warning that the upcoming intro "may cause some people to kill themselves", or, at the very least, experience a coronary event.