I know it’s not nice to laugh at other people’s name – especially if they are from different ethnicity – because the meaning of their names may not be the same as what we know of.

However, this Rx came after I asked MomTech, “Why do they say ‘make fun’ of people when it should be ‘make funny’? It’s not ‘fun’ but it’s ‘funny’…right?”

We found the timing impeccable. I see the name as “a loaf of funny” – if it even makes sense.

Another one at the other branch I worked at (I didn’t quite believe WWTBAF at first but now I do!), Twink El Toes.
Honestly, why do you do that to your kids? Why??

Miss Community

Foot in mouth disease

We could hear this kid crying in this monotonous, irritating manner…and it’s been going on for a good 10 minutes. Maybe he’s in pain but it reminds me of the kid at home when he whinges and cries (honestly, they weren’t real tears or crying) – especially when it sounds like those fake crying by inexperienced child actors. UGH!

NewTech went to have a look and she said, “He’s not even a little kid. He looks about 10!”

Irritates me even more because the kid at home is 9 and he acts like he’s 2…sometimes. When things don’t go his way or when he wants attention from his mom. It ALWAYS happens at his bedtime and it really irks me because his bedtime is when I just got home from work and want to relax/unwind. Grrr…

Anyway, NurseT came from next door to ask us to forward a metoclopramide tablet her patient and I just blurted (this was after 15 minutes – and counting! – of that kid crying), “I wish I could punch that kid in the face.”

Yea, so much for compassion and kind heartedness of a health professional.

“That kid is severely disabled.”


“Yeah, now you want to take that all back, right?”

“Oh. Yes, I take it back. I didn’t think of that because the kid at home does this and he’s not disabled.”

“Then again, we think she’s not handling him very well.”

But hey, I guess that’s human nature. Always jumping to conclusions and being quick to judge/act/speak. This would be another lesson on humility and patience.

Miss Community

Over thinking?

A rx for clotrimazole cream+applicators came in for a young girl (if I’m not mistaken about 10 or so?) and she seems clueless about her symptoms/condition. She came in with her father and he seems to do the talking for her.

Granted, she’s young and we do see a lot of single parents…but I just don’t feel too comfortable discussing how to use the cream with the father.
He went, “Oh yea, I know what to do with it – the doctor explained it.”


I tried speaking to the girl but the father was just hovering around and butting in.

Am I over thinking this?

Miss Community

Makes you wonder…

Woman comes in with a prescription for her child and asks for it to be filled. Oh, and also, may she have her other child, Day’s inhaler repeats as well.

*types name into computer*

“There aren’t any repeats for Day – we didn’t even dispense any inhalers last week when you came in.”

“Nah! I got them, you gave it to me when I was here!”

“We had a list of items here but no repeats. They were mostly creams prescribed that day.”

“WELL! How come I got them the other day with the other things I’ve got???”

At this point, I got a little worried because there may be a possibility of us handing out someone else’s prescription (or rather, item) bundled with Day’s items. So I offered to check the prescription to see if we have left it out or somehow deleted that dispensing from our system.

I got the Rx out and showed the mother the two pages with NO inhalers whatsoever in sight.

“Then how come I got the inhalers in my bag??! And it says on the box there are repeats.”

I looked at the Rx before and after Day’s (just to see if we have indeed bundled another patient’s Rx with this one – mistakes like this have happened before. We’ve even accidentally picked up stock bottles – thankfully no benzos! – and bagging it with patients’ Rx)…behold! Inhalers for Night. Another child of this woman.


“Did you mean inhalers for Night??”

“Oh. Ya, that must be it.”

“But we just dispensed this last week, it’s too early for them.”

“Well, recently my kids are needing them more often and we’re going through them!”

“Right. So Day is using the inhalers as well? You know that you should be getting Rx for Day and you need to tell the doctor that Day is using Night’s inhalers?”

The thing is, both children are under 6. They don’t have to pay for prescriptions – WHYYYYYYYYY do this? And INSISTING that the inhalers were for Day when even on our history, no inhalers were ever prescribed. Self medicating?

Makes you wonder how can a mother gets muddled up with which child has asthma or not (they are not twins)…and argues with me that the child has that certain medication. In the end, no apology, no embarrassment – just continual demand for that ruddy repeat.

After 7 days.

A young child going through the 120 and 200 doses of fluticasone and salbutamol respectively – in 7 days?


Miss Community