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Ask the pharmacy



I went to my nearby Pharmacy, straight to the back, where the Pharmacists' high counter is located.

I took out my little brown bottle, along with a teaspoon, and set them up on the counter.

The Pharmacist came over, smiled, and asked if he could help me.

I said, "Yes! Could you please taste this for me?

Seeing a senior citizen, the Pharmacist went along with my request.

He took the spoon, put a tiny bit of the liquid on it, put it on his tongue and swilled it around.

Then, with a stomach-churning look on his face, he spat it out on the floor and began coughing.

When he was finally finished, I looked him right in the eye and asked: “Now, does that taste sweet to you?"

The Pharmacist, shaking his head back and forth with a venomous look in his eyes yelled: "HELL NO!!!"

I said, "Oh, thank God! That's a real relief!

My doctor told me to have a Pharmacist test my urine for sugar!"

I’m not allowed to go back to that Pharmacy, but I really don't care, because they aren't very friendly there anymore!

36 Replies

Thank you Stone, I’ve just spat coffee over the table! Very funny, will tell Pete but must wait until he’s finished drinking. Xxx 😂🤣

Scallywag! Never thought our wonderful techy geek who sorts out our computer queries would stoop so low.




YES Stone, full of wind and piss.😂

Well done you,rib tickling stuff from a bloke normally so serious and factual. :)

I just choked laughing xxx


Ever the comedian ha ha brilliant should be on stage !!

That's a GOOD one 🤣 xx


Actually happening, I have no doubt.

I wanted it to be true :D


What a cheerful place this is today! 😀

MoyB in reply to Don-1931

I was just thinking the same thing! xx Moy


Hilarious Stone. XX


Lol 😂 Cheeky stone...better change pharmacy!!!

Brilliant love it not stopped smiling x

Well I'm visiting with my brother for a while. I just read this and erupted in some kind of hybrid snort and choke and hysterical laughter. This is not a dignified start to my stay here 🤣😂

Nice one, made me laugh especially as I thought it was going to be serious. X

Should come with a health warning - laughed so much, I ended up with a coughing fit. :)

Ha Ha Ha, Good One Stone. XXX

I am old enough to know that’s how they used to test it!

I can't decide if you're being serious or not 😯 Surely not?!

Absolutely serious. They told us about it when I started training. They also used to look at men’s shoes to see if there was any white ‘deposit’. Doesn’t bear thinking about does it?

Hidden in reply to Rayswife

Nope...can't work that one out....

Chriskho in reply to Rayswife

Pleased it wasn’t around during my training 🤢🤢

Laughed so hard I cried, thanks for the laugh stone-UK

Brilliant! xx Moy

That was so funny, loved it x x😁😁😁😁

Oh stone-UK ,I read your post and being a bit "brain foggy" at the moment,it took a few seconds for me to realise it was a joke!!!

I hope aberdeenman sees it,as we know he loves a good chuckle!

Brilliant can't stop laughing 😂

Wonderful, when I started reading I was expecting some worthy comment about how useful pharmacists are, I have always taken great delight, when reading mainly newspaper articles, when I have had to do a double take and wonder what they actually meant, where a comma might have been put, so that I was sure what had happened.

I can’t stop laughing! This is brilliant 🤣


Love it! 😂

LMAO! Hope I’ve got the right letters just had a txt lesson from my granddaughter 😂😂

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