Thursday, June 25, 2009

A Plaster For Your Back?

I walk into a pharmacy to get some painkillers for my back.

'Excuse me Miss, do you have any pain killers for backaches?"

She looks at me in this weird way and walks to one of the shelves.

Then she heads back and hands me a plaster, the kind you use on wounds!

Do I look like I have a wound on my back that needs a plaster?

I need pain killers, pills, capsules, liquid form, whatever ...

But most definitely not a plaster for wounds.

AND JUST HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE YOU PRESCRIBED THE WRONG MEDICATIONS TO?

BIKIN PANAS!

14 comments:

  1. Ok lah tu..
    The last time i went to pharmacy to buy a pain killer, i had a crazy swollen eyes after makan the ubat! Scary kan..

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  2. plaster as pain killer? LOL!

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  3. Kadusmama - Ohhh that's crazy! I've have gone back there and burn the pharmacy down ... LOL!

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  4. Soulie - Exactly! I mean, I would have understood if she gave me some ointment or something but a plaster? Bikin Panas betul!

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  5. i think she wanted to give you the medicated plaster (we Malays call it plaster koyok!); the one for muscular pains, stiffness, etc.

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  6. Emila - That wouldn't have been so bad, but instead she gave me those handy plast kind la ... hahaha!

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  7. burn it down???? HAHAHAHHAAH nanti i masuk jail..susah lah

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  8. I guess that lady is not a pharmacist. If pharmacist also like that, I won't agree with the Govt's plan to stop doctors from selling medicines! : )

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  9. What a horrible mistake to make :)

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  10. Kadusmama - Good idea actually, I can always help you ... LOL!

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  11. Foong - Well, I think a pharmacy should at least have some staff with a little knowledge of medicine, don't you think?

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  12. Grace - It wasn't a mistake, it was just plain ignorant, that all.

    Welcome to my blog, by the way :D

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  13. I agree with you that pharmacy salespeople must be qualified to advise what proper medication to buy, and if in doubt, ask the head pharmacist. That's scary, especially if they do not know your medical history and just recommend some strong painkiller that turns out too bad for you. So, we must always be careful...

    btw, thanks for your comment on my blog! yes, I added you to my drop cardlist because I love reading your blog :)

    Keep up the good work!

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  14. Chrissred - The thing is over here we have quiet a bit of doofuses running things. You're absolutely right when you say 'if in doubt, ask' it definitely can't hurt right?

    Oh, thanks for the add :D I'll put you in my drop list too :D

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