Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A funny thing happened on the way to the pharmacy

So, if my calculations are correct, my period is supposed to start this weekend so I made a trip to Wal*Mart yesterday to fill my prescription for Clomid. I have talked to several friends who have used it, as well as my fertility nurse, and my doctor--I am well versed on what it is for and how to use it. However, since I have never actually used it before I had to have the consultation with the pharmacist when I picked it up.

So, I walk up to the window and the pharmacist asks if I've ever taken the medication before. I answer no (thinking to myself...isn't this why we are having this conversation in the first place??) And then (while reading directly from the instruction sheet) he says, "So, um...take this on days 3-7 of your month." I'm looking at him like, is this guy for real, my month? So I clarify, "my cycle" and he mumbles, "yes, your...um...cycle". I'm trying so hard not to laugh in the guys face as he stumbles through this consultation. He then asks me if I know what Clomid is for. (Holding back laughter and with a look on my face that says, "are you for real?") I say that I do. He then neatly folds up the prescription papers, looks at me and says, "Well, um...good luck." I couldn't hold it back any longer-I just turned as fast as I could and started laughing! What the heck kind of consultation was that??? I have ordered some pretty embarrassing prescriptions in the past and have never had a pharmacist act so shy or uncomfortable before. It was truly hilarious!

Anyway, I thought I'd share my funny moment!

6 comments:

MotherBeck said...

seriously, if that's all a pharmacist does why can't just anyone be one? All they do is read right off of the package. DUH! I could just read that myself and save him the embarrassment. What a nimrod...Anyway, good Luck lady!!

Kevin Phair said...

That made me laugh out loud! I had to read it to Kevin. It's clear that some guys never grow out of the "girl's have coodies" and "every time I say the word 'breasts' I giggle (or blush)" phase! Wow, too funny!

The Little Tracy Fam said...

Maybe it was just cuz you're pretty. Was he kind of young?

Nicole said...

OH my gosh...that made me laugh so hard!!! you are hilarious!

Davenports said...

Hilarious Dani! I'm pretty sure he should be more prepared if he's gonna be in a field like that!
Too funny! I'm glad you could laugh at that...Laughing is a great medicine sometimes!

The Woolner Family said...

Seriously, you should have been like, "Yes, I know this is for me to take orally and then have sexual intercourse with my husband when I start to ovulate so that I might conceive a child of which we have been unsuccessful doing until now." And then thrown in "vagina, vagina, penis, breasts, semen, testicles, ejaculate" for good measure.