Saturday, January 2, 2010

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree

Not too long ago I came home from work after a 10-6 Sunday at the pharmacy. Wasn't a difficult day, but it felt good to be home.

My fourteen year-old son shared something that had happened to him at church earlier in the day. I should mention that our church averages about three thousand people per Sunday. It's the largest church in our area. Very easy to miss people in the crowd.

Anyhow, between services a 70+ year old woman walked up to him and asked him if his dad was the pharmacist who worked at XYZ Pharmacy.

My son answered yes, wondering where the conversation was going.

She then proceeds to inform him that her shoulder had been hurting for several days and asked my fourteen year-old what she should take.

Now my wife is used to questions like this. So are the spouses of our physician friends.

But to an eighth-grader?

He asked her what she had tried (nothing) and then told her Tylenol or Motrin before running off with his buddies.

1 comment:

RxKerBer said...

Why Oh Why???? Even though I have been in pharmacy for over 20 years (tech and RPh), it still amazes and saddens me that people are this ignorant. I cannot wait until the day we can charge for our advise like all other medical professionals do. However, I'll probably never see this.