Are Nasal Strips a Gateway Drug? by Mark Tulin/ The Haven

When I told my father that I use nasal strips at night, he was worried that it could lead to more serious drugs. “Dad, nasal strips are not drugs,” I said. “I’m not sure about that, but I do know that using nasal strips aren’t natural, and if God intended us to use them, they’d already be attached to our nose.” I looked at my dad as if he were from another planet. After a while, the nasal strips didn’t stop me from snoring and disturbing my partner at night…

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I am an author, poet, humorist, and short story writer from Palm Springs, California. I write about various topics, from my early childhood in Philadelphia to my years as a family therapist and finally to my soul-searching in California. These are poetic narratives that may have humorous or serious content or both. Either way, I hope my poetry and stories resonate with you.

12 comments on “Are Nasal Strips a Gateway Drug? by Mark Tulin/ The Haven

  1. I tend to side with your father on this one. The best way round the snoring problem is to find a partner who sleeps soundly or who has hearing loss. My wife sleeps soundly and snores, but I’m gradually going deaf so it doesn’t bother me. The other benefit of hearing loss is that I never hear her when she starts hinting about feeling thirsty…

  2. Nasal strips as a gateway drug is a new one on me!

  3. Good for you that you didn’t listen to your father about this “drug”. How peaceful it must be!

  4. Laugh out loud funny.

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