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    The Top 10 Wackiest Pharmacy Stories From the 70s: Part 3

    Pharmacy never changes in the final part of our “Best of the 70s” series.

     

    Leave room for your foot sir—May 6, 1974

    There are health professionals and health professionals. Take the loud, overbearing fellow who returned an oral thermometer to me the other day with: “You guys got a helluva nerve selling me a no-good thermometer.” Putting the alleged no-good aside, I proffered a replacement and was met with: “If one’s bad, they’re probably all bad. I want my money back.” Fighting down my natural inclination, I asked the fellow if he knew how to use an oral thermometer. Without actually taking off like a rocket, he seemed about to. Grabbing the thermometer, he shook it and plunged it into his mouth backwards. “I wasn’t an orderly in an Army hospital for nothing,” he screamed as best he could.

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