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    I needed some paracetamol for my son who is 8. So, went to ASDA pharmacy and this is the conversation that followed:

    Me: I'd like some paracetamol for a child aged 8+.
    Server: I'm afraid we've only got 6+.
    Me: Well, that'll do then...it's a bit frustrating that you only sell paracetamol in-store for 2+ or something
    Server: oh well, that's strange....but you can take this (the 6+) and the one upstairs (2+) then can't you.
    Me: **blank look**

    Hubbie and I had a great laugh about it later; he thought I was winding him up and I told him that I didn't have time to make this stuff up

    edited for clarity (yes she really meant taking both medicines together)
    Last edited by VINASOL; 23-05-2011 at 07:15 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madamtorres View Post
    I needed some paracetamol for my son who is 8. So, went to ASDA pharmacy and this is the conversation that followed:

    Me: I'd like some paracetamol for a child aged 8+.
    Server: I'm afraid we've only got 6+.
    Me: Well, that'll do then...it's a bit frustrating that you only sell paracetamol in-store for 2+ or something
    Server: oh well, that's strange....but you can take this and the one upstairs then can't you.
    Me: **blank look**

    Hubbie and I had a great laugh about it later; he thought I was winding him up and I told him that I didn't have time to make this stuff up
    eh?????

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    Erm....do they mean you could buy a bottle of 6+ and a bottle of 2+ and that makes 8 so you can give both to your son?!

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    remind me never to ask asda pharmacy anything complicated!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by emmadines View Post
    eh?????
    I needed 8+ medicine but customer server in pharmacy said she only had 6+, and I had said they only had 2+ medicine in the main shop, so, by her logic I should give my 8 year old medicine from 6+ one and also medicine from the 2+ (6+2=8) lmao

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    Quote Originally Posted by madamtorres View Post
    I needed 8+ medicine but customer server in pharmacy said she only had 6+, and I had said they only had 2+ medicine in the main shop, so, by her logic I should give my 8 year old medicine from 6+ one and also medicine from the 2+ (6+2=8) lmao
    it was the last bit that lost me lol

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    But surely, they will only sell you one bottle? But still
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    Soooo funny, i dont know wether to laugh or be gob smacked though to be honest. Do you think she just had a funny sense of humour?

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    Omg. That is actually quite scary...

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    What a muppet!?!
    At least their maths is correct I suppose!

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    what a dope!! i do hope she was an assistant and not the pharmacist otherwise i think she would need reporting to the gmc or whoever controls them!!

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    Scary - someone might actually believe her and give both!

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    That is so funny, but so scary at the same time
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    Was she joking? If not I would report her to the manager, imagine if she said that you a parent who was not as well educated and they did give a child both. What a stupid person!!!

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    Glad I am not the only one that finds her logic unnerving. There are a lot of people out there who aren't switched on enough to work out that wouldn't be a good idea.

    At least she provided you with a giggle!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by onceinabluemoon View Post
    Was she joking? If not I would report her to the manager, imagine if she said that you a parent who was not as well educated and they did give a child both. What a stupid person!!!
    Agree. That's actually really bad that someone working on the pharmacy section could tell you that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trouble View Post
    remind me never to ask asda pharmacy anything complicated!!!
    Same here ha ha

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    What do i give my 11yo then?!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by madamtorres View Post
    I needed some paracetamol for my son who is 8. So, went to ASDA pharmacy and this is the conversation that followed:

    Me: I'd like some paracetamol for a child aged 8+.
    Server: I'm afraid we've only got 6+.
    Me: Well, that'll do then...it's a bit frustrating that you only sell paracetamol in-store for 2+ or something
    Server: oh well, that's strange....but you can take this (the 6+) and the one upstairs (2+) then can't you.
    Me: **blank look**

    Hubbie and I had a great laugh about it later; he thought I was winding him up and I told him that I didn't have time to make this stuff up

    edited for clarity (yes she really meant taking both medicines together)
    That is hilarious but scary at the same time.
    Some people would follow a pharmacists advice to the letter
    Thank god for common sense LOL!
    Georgina x

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    Thats really bad. Where was the Pharmacist? Even if the assistant was training someone else should be shadowing the trainee. One of the first things I was taught was about painkillers ect. I too would complain if they can make that much of a mistake about that what else could they mistake?

 

 

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