Book Update 2

I am really enjoying writing the book. Somehow, I am now on 32,000 words. The response from people has been amazing. I have found lots of useful material on the Locum Voice and Pharmacy Forum website. As such, the deadline for anecdotes is 31st August to enable me to concentrate on editing the book.

The categories of anecdotes that I am looking for include:







Advanced and Enhanced Services,



Mispronounced drugs

Examples of anecdotes:

“Ask for a product for your child. When told it will cost £5.49, say “pfff, no way am I paying that!”. Emerge from the shop next door two minutes later with 20 Benson and Hedges”

“When is 56 + 56 = 110??? When some fool is adding up the CD balance”

“Story told to me by a dispenser some years ago – she swore it was true and I never had cause not to believe her. (If she reads this she’ll know who she is!) They had as customers a young couple trying unsuccessfully for a child with the woman on fertility treatment. Every month her husband brought in her urine sample for a pregnancy test and every month it was negative – and on getting the result he always looked devastated. One month he brought in the sample and the result was the same – negative. Now in those days the tests could not detect pregnancy as early as today’s can so thinking that the result might have been positive if the sample had been taken a day or two later and in an attempt to show sympathy the dispenser said “I think you might have come too early”. She said he went red as a beetroot and replied that he couldn’t help it”.

I plan to have a draft ready by the end of September and show selected people at The Pharmacy Show!


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