Friendly health tip for the guy at Fred Meyer

As a journalist, I’m trained to notice even the most subtle sign that something is out of the ordinary.

An awkward glance.
A hesitant word.
A 65-year-old man reading Cosmopolitan…


To the man I saw reading this magazine while getting his blood pressure checked at Fred Meyer: I’m no doctor, but it’s possible your elevated blood pressure reading probably has nothing to do with that extra piece of bacon you ate this morning…

33 thoughts on “Friendly health tip for the guy at Fred Meyer

  1. I saw the title of your blog in a post feed on Facebook. The use of ‘Fred Meyer’ in your title caught my eye – I live in Bend. (I fled east of the Valley/Coast cause I finally rusted out!)

    I have enjoyed checking out your site. I love your bio! Good humor gets me every time! I look forward to checking out more of your site and writings.

    • Thank you so much, Lynn! It’s always a special treat to hear from a fellow webfoot, and Bend is one of my favorite place to visit. Thanks for the kind words, and for reading πŸ˜‰

  2. As a qualified healthcare professional I can confidently say that the magazine was planted there to simply provide him a list of dos and don’ts and what not to wear to his next visit with his doctor.
    As a poor writer, that may have just been the longest sentence I’ve ever written. Yet another qualification to become a healthcare professional.

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