Wifely wisdomSeptember 5 2008 at 4:00 PM
|Tony Borders |
from IP address 184.108.40.206
My wife is a pharmacist and the stress of learning all the new drugs, and all the old drugs they can or cannot be taken with, along with side effects, dosage for patient weight, etc. can sometimes get to her. One day after a 10 hour night shift she said, "I wonder what I'll do when my brain is fried from all this stress." She thought for a moment and said, "I could become a ventriloquist!"
More wifely wisdom: We spoke today about the need to give "obvious" instructions to some people. My wife said that she has had to start telling new patients to be sure to remove the foil before using their suppository.
Better living through chemistry
|September 5 2008, 7:01 PM |
A recent post advised, "Secondly, if lucky you may be allowed to do your art without worry of remuneration. This usually means getting yourself educated so you can troll in an enviRONment where you can meet and wed money."
One of our favourite family stories involves the Tour Director at about 18 working the summer in Barcelona. She had some ailment, went to the pharmacia and was prescribed a remedy which the pharmacist explained supositorio with many, embarassing hand actions.
I was surprised in England recently at the difference in pharmacies between Old Blimey and Canada. In my country the pharmacists now are most actively involved in explaining medicines to patients. Perhaps in the upcoming,unnecessary, federal election we can get a national internet line which connects all pharmacies.
|September 6 2008, 4:25 PM |
The scene, a busy drugstore in California. Owner Bernard Dowt has been trying to help an elderly woman at the consultation part of the counter with no success. In frustration he goes over to his exhausted pharmacist and whispers that one of their regulars is acting strange.
Mrs. Frontiers-------- Bern, what's the problem?
Bern--------I think she's trying to do an exotic form of ventriloquism.
Mrs. Frontiers------Goodness no! Why would you ever say that?
Bern------Because I ask her a question and when she answers her lips aren't moving and no sound is coming out!
Mrs. Frontiers-----Lee Ann, can you hear me? Why do you have a suppository in your right ear? Just a moment,let me take it out. Goodness Mrs. Carroll why did you have the foil still on the suppository?
Mrs. Carroll------Land sakes, no wonder I set off the alarm at the library!
Mrs. Frontiers-------But why did you have a suppository in your ear?
Mrs. Carroll------Oh my goodness......do you want to bet where I put my hearing aid?
Drug store owner Bert-------First comes the engagement ring. Then comes the wedding ring and then finally comes the suffeRING!