Twenty minutes later I'm almost caught up when she appears at the window again, this time to buy a box of Oscillococcinum. It's about $15. Just being told how money is so important to her, I point out to her that she would do better to skip the product and save the $15. I didn't even attempt to address the fact that she was back to see me for Levaquin for a bacterial infection, not the flu.
"Oh, no, I've had it before. It's 'Homeopathic,' you know," she retorts, thinking she's using $20 medical verbage.
"Do you know what 'Homeopathic' means?" The words left my lips before I could stop myself.
"Well," she paused, "Yes." It was obvious she had no idea. I secretly hope she doesn't vote.
I tell her she really needs to read up on Homeopathy and Oscillococcinum and that she's really better off just drinking more water. She still insisted on spending the $15, and another reason for the French to make fun of Americans presents itself.
I love the way the author on Wikipedia puts it: