Things have been a little serious on this here blog. It's time for me to get back to spreading a little sunshine.
So welcome to "Fun at the Pharmacy Week". I'm not sure what it says about my life that I have enough funny pharmacy stories to fill almost an entire week, but there you have it.
The first one took place quite a few years ago now. I'd had a really bad throat infection for which my doctor prescribed antibiotics. And, of course, they turned on me.
The morning after my last pill, I woke up covered in the biggest, itchiest rash I have ever encountered. It was in my ears. It was on the bottoms of my feet.
And, of course, it was all over my face. At a time when I was working in a retail store. Pretty, pretty shopgirl.
I called the doctor's office. He recommended an oatmeal bath.
"Um. I'm at work?"
Fortunately, there was a pharmacy just down the mall from where I worked. With a pharmacist well-versed in bad reactions and ugliness. He fixed me up with some pills and ointments and I was on my way to recovery.
A week later, I was back in the pharmacy, standing in line at the checkout. Buying tampons. When my hero spotted me from across the store.
"HOW'S THAT RASH?" he called.
I swear to you, they all moved away from me.
I have three more stories for you. And then it's Friday and I'm fresh out of ideas. So please, if you've ever had a fun-filled adventure at your local pharmacy, send it to me. If it's not entirely filthy, or illegal, I'll print it and give you all the credit!