Thursday, May 15, 2008

When Chemists give advice about something they obviously know nothing about...

Had to change a $50 today to take a cab home with the boys after several delays. Decided to take the opportunity to pick up some slippery elm caps at the chemist to see if that might help with my pregnancy reflux.

Get the head chemist (some old codger in a green chemist jacket, hmmm, on second thoughts, maybe the great jacket actually meant he was a TRAINEE chemist, you know, under equal opportunity and all that jazz). Ask for the slippery elm, and he goes and gets if for me, and proceeds to tell me to take it between meals, and before bed for three months and then I should be able to slowly wean from it. I pointed out it was for pregnancy reflux (as he obviously just thought I was FAT), and asked if I wouldn't need to take it throughout... Well, that changed things a little, and then he says...

"You know, Blackmores makes a great pill, the morning after pill, it's similar to slippery elm and is good for morning sickness too"...

Oh yeah, the MORNING AFTER PILL will CURE morning sickness and pregnancy related reflux - but perhaps not the way I'd like it too...

I replied, "I'm a bit beyond that stage now..." and then proceeded to pretend I was giggling about something cute Bryn was doing so as not to offend the poor guy...

6 comments:

HipbubbyMama said...

ROFL!! Hilarious!! I wonder if retirement is imminent ;-)

Mary said...

O M G. These be scary times we live in.

Amanda O. said...

O_O

Erm. Makes you kind of glad he can't actually perscribe anything neh?

You're a better woman than me pretending to laugh at Bryn instead of standing there gaping for ten minutes... ;-)

Sarah said...

OMG- that sure will cure all pregnancy related symptoms :)...

its a bit of a worry really- im sure there would be people out there who'd take that advice.

your stronger than me i think id have had to say something to him :).

Sister Suffragette! said...

What a relic.
It always amazes me how many people are incompetant at their jobs- whatever the field.

Juniper said...

ha ha ha - yeah, a bt late for the morning after pill LOL!

Teenagers and the failing parent...