It was a shocking episode on Dr. Phil's television program this morning as a middle aged man from North Carolina admitted to loving his laxative. Although one prominent TV commercial asks, "Are you in love with your laxative" most viewers think it is an exaggeration and do not take the question seriously. Not so for T. J. McCorkle of Louisburg, NC who told Dr. Phil, "I am, in fact, in love with my laxative!"
Dr. Phil: T. J.. why are you here?"
McCorkle started to sob as Dr. Phil finished his question and then blurted, "I'm having an affair with a suppository!"
Dr. Phil: "You're having an affair with a suppository? Good God man, how could you?!
McCorkle: "It jus happened! You know, I was having a few drinks one night and I opened the medicine cabinet, well, you know, and there was the suppository just sitting there pretty as can be. Well, you know, I just picked it up and looked at it, maybe I smiled, I don't know."
Dr. Phil: "Yes?"
McCorkle: "Well, I don't rightly know. A few hours later I woke up and, you know, I realized what I had done. You know, it was no longer a bird in the hand kind of thing." He paused and broke down sobbing again. When he gained control he cried softly and said, "But---I love my laxative!"
Dr.Phil, obviously moved took McCorkle by the hand and looked him in the eye. "What are you going to do T. J.?
McCorkle: All I can tell you," he paused, " It Beats the shit out of me!"