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June 1st, 2004

CVS Characters

Last night I went into CVS at about 8:30pm to pick up some sports cream. As I walked towards aisle 10, I heard quite a commotion coming from that aisle and wasn’t exactly sure what I’d see. I approached cautiously. When I turned the corner I saw a woman looking at pain relief creams and a shirtless man jumping up and down yelling, “Grab anything… it hurts! Goddamn, this hurts like hell!” The woman grabbed various tubes of cream and sprays, rubbing them on his back to relieve what was apparently a very painful sunburn.

But it didn’t end there. Another customer suggested they try Solarcaine. He continued his hopping about, squirming like his skin was being poked with a million little daggers. I looked up at him and said, “Sunburn sucks, huh?” Needless to say, he was in agreement.

His girlfriend tried the Solarcaine, but it didn’t help. And by this point, they were worried they were putting too many different medications on. He wanted more, though, so he bolted to aisle 8, grabbed a package of paper towels, ripped them open, and told his girlfriend to start wiping the stuff off of his back. Shortly after, as his girlfriend was going to pay for the open paper towel roll and one of the pain relief creams, he came running past yelling, “C’mon, baby, let’s go! This is killing me! We’ve got to go the hospital!” She looked at him, sighed as he ran out the door, and left her purchases on the counter before following him to the car.

It was an interesting visit to the CVS. I’ll have to stop by more frequently, especially during the summer when sunburns are the most common.

Posted in Miscellaneous

FROM: David
DATE: Tuesday June 1, 2004 -- 11:26:18 am
Are you sure this isn't a poorly disguised autobiographical tale?



FROM: Joseph
DATE: Tuesday June 1, 2004 -- 11:28:26 am
Be glad they weren't attempting to remedy a painful case of hemorrhoids or jock itch.



FROM: aharris
DATE: Tuesday June 1, 2004 -- 12:35:41 pm
Why are you posting two days in a row? Especially w/o a: Paul took off today to go to the Chillow 2.0 release party message.

...or something of that sort. ;)



FROM: Ryan [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday June 1, 2004 -- 12:56:53 pm
aharris -- I post on odd days, he posts on even days. I posted on the 31st and the 1st. Every couple of months I get bonus Ping to write.



FROM: Dave Walls [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday June 1, 2004 -- 2:03:04 pm
Somehow, while reading this story, I hear "Dueling Banjos" going off in my head..is it just me?

And why the hell wasn't I invited to the Chillow 2.0 release party? I enjoy the frosty pillowed goodness of my Chillow just as much as everyone else. :(



FROM: Robert [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday June 1, 2004 -- 5:27:10 pm
Somehow, while reading this story, I hear "Dueling Banjos" going off in my head..is it just me?

So you have been to Leesburg?



FROM: Dave Walls [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday June 1, 2004 -- 6:11:05 pm
So you have been to Leesburg?

The sad thing is...yes, I have.



FROM: aharris
DATE: Wednesday June 2, 2004 -- 12:21:01 pm
Ryan - That makes sense. You are the "odd" one after all. ;) (rdrr)

...am I the only one who thinks Dave Walls is the funniest pinger? I say we move this party over to davewalls.net!

(honarable mention for "jk")



FROM: Joseph
DATE: Wednesday June 2, 2004 -- 2:20:55 pm
So how do you italicize when you want to quote someone else, like Dave Walls did? Copying and pasting italicized text won't do it. Control+I on highlighted text just makes my history folder pop up. Is there some special pay version of Ping software I don't know about that allows enhanced text? Here, I've been using the shareware version all along not knowing that a better Ping could be had. I feel so out of the loop.



FROM: aharris
DATE: Wednesday June 2, 2004 -- 4:04:59 pm
Joseph you use html tags to emphasize text. To italicize you use "italicized text" like this: italicized text. Or "bolded text" like this: bolded text.



FROM: aharris
DATE: Wednesday June 2, 2004 -- 4:06:07 pm
oops. guess quotes don't work.

For italicized text I meant to type: "<"em">" italicized text ""



FROM:
DATE: Wednesday June 2, 2004 -- 4:06:38 pm
oh dammit!. Forget it. Ask Paul. :)



FROM: Ryan [E-Mail]
DATE: Wednesday June 2, 2004 -- 4:50:25 pm
Tee-hee! I like watching people like aharris struggle!



FROM: Dave Walls [E-Mail]
DATE: Wednesday June 2, 2004 -- 10:37:23 pm
Woo! Thanks for the compliments..check is in the mail. ;)

Of course, Leesburg looks like NYC compared to Culpepper.



FROM: Joseph
DATE: Friday June 4, 2004 -- 4:59:23 pm
html tag? Where is that on my keyboard?



FROM: Joseph
DATE: Friday June 4, 2004 -- 5:03:46 pm
Let's see: <"italicized text">



FROM: Joseph
DATE: Friday June 4, 2004 -- 5:04:24 pm
Crap!

Hmmm: ""



FROM: Joseph
DATE: Friday June 4, 2004 -- 5:05:20 pm
That was weird. Okay, how about

"<"italicized text">"



FROM: Joseph
DATE: Friday June 4, 2004 -- 5:05:49 pm
Nope.



FROM: Joseph
DATE: Friday June 4, 2004 -- 5:08:04 pm
italicized text



FROM: Joseph
DATE: Friday June 4, 2004 -- 5:10:44 pm
Yay! Here's the link that showed me how!

http://www.cwru.edu/help/introHTML/TCh5.html

Good ol' Case Western Reserve University! Almost my alma mater.

Thanks for the attempt aharris, without you telling me html tag, I wouldn't have known what to look for on the internet.



FROM: jk
DATE: Friday June 4, 2004 -- 11:55:23 pm
Thanks aharris! Dave Walls and I sit around for hours together coming up with clever or snide comments. It makes us happy!



FROM: Dave Walls [E-Mail]
DATE: Saturday June 5, 2004 -- 12:41:43 am
Speaking of that, jk, you and I are due for another snide comments session over gelato. ;p



FROM: jk
DATE: Sunday June 6, 2004 -- 1:01:45 pm
Dave.....for some reason this Ping will not let me post another comment!
I was actually a few minutes away from CG yesterday but didn't go into town because it was soooo cold and gross out.



FROM: LLL
DATE: Saturday October 1, 2005 -- 6:15:54 pm
Are you stupied or what



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