Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Nebulizer Nonsense

A good friend who works at a CVS pharmacy inside a Target told me this one:

We had a guy come in a few days ago and pick up albuterol nebulizer solution for his daughter. He said he didn't need counseling. They had had inhalers before, so we didn't question it.

The next day he came in with the albuterol vials and the spacer for his daughter's inhaler.

"How does this work?" he asked.

I had to go to the back of the pharmacy to hide my laughter. He completely ignored the prescription the physician had given him for a nebulizer.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Never, but NEVER give them what THEY ASK FOR!

An elderly man steps up to the pharmacy counter.

Man: “I need some Sudafed.”

Me: “Flynn, get the man some Sudafed.”

Flynn grabs a box.

Man: “I need to sleep and this is just the thing.”

Flynn: “This will keep you awake.”

Man: “My nose is stuffed up and I can’t sleep. I need Sudafed. What’s the pharmacist think?”

Me: “This will help the stuffy nose so you can breathe but it keeps most people wide awake.”

Man, now agitated: “I need to sleep! What can I take to sleep?!”

Me: “Get some Benadryl. It will help your stuffy nose and it causes sleepiness.”

Man: “I have that at home! I don’t want that!”

Me: “Flynn, get the man what he wants. Get him some Sudafed.”

Man, now angry: “I’ve NEVER been treated by a pharmacist like this!”

Man storms off.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Miss Loosey isn't Contagious

If you’ve read any of my blog you know I have a regular that I call Miss Loosey.

She usually asks me for a hug when she comes in. Yesterday she picked up a Z-pack and I said no hug today.

Miss Loosey rolled her eyes at me and was offended. Then she proceeded to cough on me on purpose and said it’s ok because the doc told her that her illness is bacterial and not viral.