LPC holiday part 1
I have just returned from a week in the sun, you remember that orange ball that we used to see in the skies over Hampshire. Like everyone else I go on holiday for a rest and to forget about work, well that’s the theory anyway! Whilst away I couldn’t resists going into a pharmacy and found some feeble excuse of wanting some ear drops which I occasionally use but I had run out of ( the truth is they had expired months ago and I was feeling guilty at not having thrown them away).
As we know the green cross is a universal symbol for pharmacy so to find what I needed all I had to do was scan the streets. There was indeed a farmacia in the sleepy little fishing village where were staying, owned and run by the wonderfully named Señor Alfonso Oliver Oliver! He had clearly decided that the plain green cross was not going to attract visitors so he had animated it to start green then pulsate through a rainbow of colours and finally throb sparkly red. I was glad it was the daytime as at night I suspect the cross may attract an alternative clientele.
The farmacia was cool, professional and had a beautiful wall of antique Spanish apothecary drawers and jars. Señor Oliver Oliver was very helpful and of course spoke beautiful English. I smiled as he listened to my request and then pulled out the equivalent of Martindale (remember when we had to look things up in a book) to find me the nearest Spanish equivalent. I was able to purchase the product over the counter ( yes it is POM in the UK) for the princely sum of €1.52. I checked the expiry date and bought two! Then I went to find the opticians…….there is a recession on you know.
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