This is not about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It is about the many naughty children that are brought into the pharmacies across the country by their parents and run wild.
A typical scenario is a 5 year old running around screaming, pulling boxes off shelves (not bottles if we are lucky). They are also infamous for treating lipsticks as glorified crayons, as they ruin the make-up section before jumping up and down on their seats with their muddy shoes. The brats don’t like it when I wrestle the chlamydia/EHC/Erectile Dysfunction leaflets away from them whilst trying to be polite in front of their overly protective passive parents.
However some parents decide to solve this problem by keeping the child’s hands occupied with doughnuts and sausage rolls whilst running around. I wonder to myself, are the kids like this at home? Probably so.
I am by no means advising spanking marathons in the pharmacy . That would create too much paperwork for me and is ethically wrong. I am merely asking for ‘the look’.
‘The look’ was designed and patented by my mum when I was young. She deployed it whilst we were out and I misbehaved in public. ‘The look’ stopped me in my tracks. ‘The look’ meant that she was legally unable to strike me in public but if I carried on, she would have a ‘discussion’ with me at home. It always worked.
Some parents don’t seem to care at all that their kids run riot in shops. Should we teach “the look”? …my new pharmacy lifestyle advice for the mental stability of parents and pharmacists of little rascals.