So today I realized I was completely out of allergy medication. What a surprise since I've been 8-balling them all week alongside Aleve.
It's a miracle that my liver is still functioning.
Anyway I stopped at the pharmacy on the way home to get some more and also to refill a prescription, oh and to maybe buy some travel sized toiletries - because I like mini things.
So at the counter I ask the pharmacist where I would find Zyrtec. I am usually a Claritin girl but the Evil Twin keeps telling me about Zyrtec and since she knows I wear down quickly from repetition I figured I would give it a try.
However when I ask for Zyrtec at the pharmacy counter, the pharmacist tells me that it's sold by prescription only.
Hmmmmm. That's weird. I thought all allergy medications were over the counter these days. So I asked again, just to be sure.
And again the pharmacist tells me no, it's not OTC it is prescription only and that I should talk to my doctor about getting a prescription. I don't press the issue because the pharmacy is busy and there are lots of people waiting to both pick up and to drop off.
Finally I get my prescription and get ready to pay when I realize that I hadn't been asking for Zyrtec at all. While I thought I was saying Zyrtec, the actual word coming out of my mouth was Valtrex.
So I tell the pharmacist that I meant to ask for Zyrtec, not Valtrex, and where might I find it?
At which point the pharmacist kindly asks : "Ma'am, what exactly are you trying to treat?"