You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to.
Don't think I'm crazy, but when I was a teen, I would swallow an aspirin plain, with no water! Don't ask why. I can't recall. Maybe it was just for amusement or too lazy to get a glass of water. lol
Gag! Gag! Hurl! Hurl!
I know a guy who chewed his aspirin!!! He and I never did get along!
He also, generally, smelled like a billy goat.....but that's a whole different thing.
"...each affects the other, and the other affects the next, and the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one." - Mitch Albom, one helluva writer.
When you throw a rock into a pack of dogs, you know which one you hit by the one that yelps!
I can chew aspirin with no problem. I'm tough like that.
RE the age issue . . . I just went to the mall to the Skechers store to try on their kids shoes to confirm what size I wear. Because I want a pair of Twinkle Toes, and they don't sell them in a 4.5 in the store - I'll have to order them online. I told my husband on the way home that I was trying to talk myself out of them because I needed to grow up. He said, "Yeah, like that's gonna happen."
I take mine with food. Chew it up to a paste, bury the pill in it on my tongue, and swallow.
Count your blessings!