Thursday, 25 July 2019

Weird ... really weird.

Something really weird happened yesterday. This is a true story folks, not one of my humourous posts to amuse and entertain you.

I was at a pharmacy waiting to collect some medicine for a friend. Two women were also there waiting.

A young lady about 25 years old came in the shop and approached the counter. She said to the pharmacist in a loud enough voice for all of us to hear.

"I have chafing at the top of my legs as my legs rub against each other when I walk. It is itching up there and a little sore. Do you have any cream I could use?"

The two women looked at each other and said nothing. I could not believe my ears. I thought this was a joke or a stunt to see how we would react.

To her credit, the pharmacist spoke in a low voice and said, "Have you tried ...?"

The young lady replied, "Yes I have ... it is too oily and it does not relieve the itch ..."

I felt like screaming, "TOO MUCH INFORMATION!!!"

The pharmacist gave her a tube of some ointment or other and the young lady left.

I looked everywhere to see whether there were any hidden cameras and this was a TV filming to see how the public would react to outrageous behaviour.

There were security cameras ... as always.

I really don't know whether this was all very genuine or I have been had!

18 comments:

  1. Way overboard on the TMI! Glad I wasn't there.
    Blessings, Victor!

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    1. The thing is, Martha, she was very casual and did not care that we could all hear her.

      God bless.

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  2. I think I'd be looking around for a hidden lens. Remember Candid Camera?

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    1. Yes, I thought I was on Candid Camera. I waited to be served after the other two women and expected a Candid Camera type person to come out; but nothing happened. I took the medicine and left hurriedly.

      God bless, Mevely.

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  3. Some people don't care what others know about them. It sounds like this woman was one of those people.

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  4. TMI, agreed.

    Assuming that English/British culture isn't all that different from what's on my side of the Atlantic, the incident strikes as an example of how much times have changed in the last half-century.

    I'd find overhearing that sort of conversation awkward, at best: maybe because I was born in 1951.

    My guess is that the pendulum has swung from the extreme reticence to discuss 'unmentionable' topics in my 'good old days' - and is now closer to another extreme.

    As embarrassing as incidents like these are, though - I'm not entirely sorry that at least some folks are less unwilling to discuss, and seek help for, 'unmentionable' stuff. On the other hand, I could do with a trifle more willingness to keep such conversations less public. :)

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    1. The pendulum has swung to extremes, Brian. Here in the UK we have two TV programs which portray this:

      Embarrassing Bodies: Where people with embarrassing ailments discuss them publicly with a doctor. Often private male/female intimate parts are shown on TV. I guss it could be argued that such programs encourage people to go to their doctors early when something is wrong.

      Naked Attractions: This is a dating program where people find a mate based on their bodies only. A contestant has to choose one of six candidates based on their bodies. They appear totally naked, (full frontal as well as turning round 360 degrees). The camera shows a close up as they discuss body parts, (size, shape etc ...) both male and female. One candidate is illiminated at a time and the last one is chosen for a date.

      As you say, less reticence to show off and discuss one's bits in public.

      God bless.

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  5. Is nothing sacred these days?
    I would even be to embarrassed to ask my doctor let alone broadcast it to all who are standing around...wow!!!

    God Bless 💮

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    1. I don't know what's happening to modern society, Jan. See my answer to Brian, above.

      God bless you.

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  6. Times have changed haven't they, and not always for the better!
    Definitely too much information.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Yes, sadly times are changing for the worse.

      God bless, Jan.

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