Monday, November 23, 2009

Are You Smarter Than....

Yes folks, welcome to another episode of "Are You Smarter Than". Today's choice of profession is...

a Pharmacist!

Now for your question which is worth a 2nd grade diploma!

If you have to fill a prescription that says "Take 1 pill 2 times a day for 10 days". How many pills would you have to dispense?

Dingding! Time's up! If you said 20 pills you are incorrect!

Yes, I had this problem with my pharmacist. You see HE has a college edumacation and is mucho smarter than me. I wish he could do simple 2nd grade math though.

I went to him cause I noticed that the script I had for the next 10 days was almost gone. I just got it on Thursday. I don't think that was 10 days ago. I could be wrong though. He came to the window and I explained the problem. Very nicely, he took the bottle and looked it over. Then handed it back and said "What is the problem?"

Wellll.... right on the bottle for quantity it says 10.


Welll.... 2 pills a day for 10 days would be 20 not 10.

While he mulled this over the little guys were urging me to grab him by the shirt, pull him close and scream at him "DUDE! 2 x 10 is 20! Not 10!

"I still don't see what the problem is Ma'am". Did he just call me ma'am? Ma'am?! Now I am trying to remember when was the last time I colored my hair. Are my gray roots showing? Should I also get hair color?

Nevermind. Now I can feel a headache coming on from the little guys jumping up and down and screaming at me. I want to go and get flashcards from aisle 11 to help me. I even thought about drawing out a diagram like I did for my kids when they were learning multiplication. I know he has a college education and he assumes I do not cause he is looking at me like I am a freaking idiot.

2 x 10 = 20!

Get a calculator!

Take off your shoes!

Do whatever it will take for you to get the right answer. I'll wait!

His solution? "Ma'am" (Okay Doogey, stop calling me ma'am, do I look 80?!) "you will have to call your doctor if you have a problem with the prescription"

Why? Was she also your 2nd grade teacher? Cause right now I am holding back the urge to b&#@hslap you and her!

Arrrrgh! So here I am. Waiting for 9 am when the doctor's office opens. Hoping that she is smarter than a pharmacist.


Jacqueline said...

Oh goodness, Maggie. How frustrating for you... and time consuming.
You don't think that he gave you tablets that were a higher dose do you, therefore only nrrding 10 ? Just a thought !! XXXX

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Hi Maggie, this latest illness has caused as much mental anguish for you as physical discomfort. I am so sorry! Hope you are feeling better!

aBohemianMarket said...

Hi Mags:
He is a real loser!!!
I hope you get it all straightened out so you will be better.
Love & hugs kiddo

Lori said...

There is nothing worse than trying to prove a point when your sick! My tolerance for stupid people get lower and lower. Hope the doc was able to help you out and that you are feeling better soon!

prashant said...

I am so sorry! Hope you are feeling better!

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Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Hi Maggie, Are you there? Just checking in. I haven't heard from your for awhile and I know you have been not feeling so great lately. I hope that it is all about "Christmas fun" and not anything else. Stop by- I would love to hear from you. Miss you and your posts, dear friend.