Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

A bit of fun on a sunny day!

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • A bit of fun on a sunny day!

    It's a lovely day here on Ireland's west coast, and I'm doing a quiet Saturday locum in a great little pharmacy on the shores of Lough Derg. My able assistant, Madge, was preparing the coffee and buttered scones when I suddenly realised how good being a locum can actually be.

    Our last customer was a local farmer who needed batteries for his 'earphone' (hearing aid), which brought back memories of some of the strange requests I've had from customers in the many pharmacies I've covered over the years.

    Here are a few...

    A box of paramacetamol
    A bottle of benny lynch
    Spaceman's balls for me mam (specimen bottles)
    Four cans of Carlsberg Special Brew
    Clarins stockings (The sign read 'now stocking Clarins')
    Arsunol ointment for the piles doon below
    "Have you got my giraffe?" (Ma Griffe perfume)

    Add a few of your own...pharmacy can be fun!

    Fleegle
    Don't Stop Believing

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=rnT7nYbCSvM

  • #2
    Re: A bit of fun on a sunny day!

    "Something for me spirits"
    "You're feeling a little down?"
    "Well me husband died"
    "That's bound to leave you upset"
    "I'm not upset - it's for me husbands spirit"
    "I thought you said he'd died?"
    "Yes - but the b'stard has come back to haunt me - and I want summat to get rid of 'is spirit"

    "Ah - now I understand - hold on I've some sulphur out the back - just sprinkle some of it on your doorsteps and window sills"

    Ah the good old days

    Jeff

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: A bit of fun on a sunny day!

      Imagine yourself in the midlands

      Customer: "can I have some NAITUL please" (read to self or imagine being said in the most scottish of scottish accents, i.e. x10 that of sir alex).

      Pharmacy/counter Assistant: "sorry!!!"

      Customer: "some naitul please"

      Pharmacy/counter Assistant looks at me witha confused look, i've overheared all this, me thinks and a light bulb flashed in my head, all in a mini second

      me: is it for sleeping?

      customer: yes

      I kinda nod towards the nytol, me: He wants some nytol (directed at assisstant)!!!

      Pharmacy/counter Assistant: oh nytol!!!

      10 sec later customer leaves with a pack of nytol

      LMAO, , fellow countrymen (British) cant understand each other, and im the one meant to be the foreign scum.
      We are the music makers, We are the dreamers of dreams and God damn we are that good

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: A bit of fun on a sunny day!

        I had a rather strange one today ...

        A lovely young lady was using Imodium to treat her toothache She meant to say ibuprofen! suffice to say she was a tad embarrassed when she realised what imodium was!!!
        wake up and smell the 1,3,7-trimethyl-1H-purine-2,6(3H,7H)-dione

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: A bit of fun on a sunny day!

          Nice one Laurabuk!

          Here's one from Edinburgh a few years ago...

          A young fella approaches the dispensary, scratching like there's no tomorrow, and presents a script for Betnovate ointment tid..I dispense it, council him (sparingly, etc) and he leaves the shop. I glimpse him outside plastering it all over the 'affected area'.

          He then re-enters the shop, tube in hand, and gives it straight back to me, half-used. When I ask him why he's giving it back, he says "Ih yoo stoopit? It says on the label NOT TO BE TAKEN"...
          Don't Stop Believing

          http://youtube.com/watch?v=rnT7nYbCSvM

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: A bit of fun on a sunny day!

            Originally posted by SolomonQ View Post

            LMAO, , fellow countrymen (British) cant understand each other, and im the one meant to be the foreign scum.
            Why do most of your posts end up about race?? I would guess most countries have regional dialects which other areas of the same country find hard to understand. Its what makes each country distinctive. If we all spoke in the same way it would be rather dull?!

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: A bit of fun on a sunny day!

              Inderella --inderal-la
              Semtex --zantac
              Bombers --glycerine suppositories

              Comment


              • #8
                Re: A bit of fun on a sunny day!

                How about the classic anti-inflammables???
                wake up and smell the 1,3,7-trimethyl-1H-purine-2,6(3H,7H)-dione

                Comment


                • #9
                  Re: A bit of fun on a sunny day!

                  ParaCementol anyone?

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Re: A bit of fun on a sunny day!

                    "A packet of cuprinol please"
                    "Sorry madam we don't sell woodstains any more. Would you like a box of cuprofen instead?"
                    (i was in a silly mood)

                    "A tube of immyovaty please"
                    "Immyovaty? I'm sorry, i haven't heard of that - let me just see if we have anything in the back that i can order for you. How do you spell it? With an I?"
                    "No! Eumo-"
                    "ooooohhh! Eumovate! *slaps own forehead for not being brighter*"

                    another regular one - ibuPURofen
                    Sandys Throat Sander - Sanderson's throat specific

                    and a colleague told me of the time someone came in asking for "Anus Oil". He was just about to tell them that we weren't that sort of store and would he like some KY jelly when he twigged. The patient wanted a tube of anusol!
                    “It's not worth doing something unless you were doing something that someone, somewhere, would much rather you weren't doing.”

                    Terry Pratchett

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Re: A bit of fun on a sunny day!

                      Ibu-brufen is a common one
                      Billabong tablets (this one almost beat me - ginko biloba)

                      Been asked for Distaclor Mister (Distaclor MR) too.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Re: A bit of fun on a sunny day!

                        A very posh lady asked me if I had anything for "sorarses"

                        "Psoriasis?" I enquired

                        "No, my husband has a sore arse"

                        I nearly asked if she knew what has caused it but thought better of it.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Re: A bit of fun on a sunny day!

                          Originally posted by Web Ferret View Post
                          Ibu-brufen is a common one
                          Billabong tablets (this one almost beat me - ginko biloba)

                          Been asked for Distaclor Mister (Distaclor MR) too.
                          Also been asked who is Mr Pharms?
                          47 BC : Julius Cesar : Veni Vidi Vici : I came, I saw I conquered.
                          2018 AD : Modern Man : I shopped, I clicked, I collected.
                          How times change.

                          If you find you have read something that has upset or offended you an anyway please unread it at once.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Re: A bit of fun on a sunny day!

                            another couple i've come across when a patient orders repeats...

                            clippy-cloppy tablets (clopidogrel)

                            manyfanny acid (mefenamic acid)

                            transvestite rub (transvasin)
                            “It's not worth doing something unless you were doing something that someone, somewhere, would much rather you weren't doing.”

                            Terry Pratchett

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Re: A bit of fun on a sunny day!

                              Slide in and Fill

                              Jeff

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X