Pharmacists are professionals. We are NOT shopkeepers. We would never sell ridiculous items in the pharmacy……… What is the stupidest thing that you have seen for sale in a pharmacy?
Carley E: JLS condoms
Steve T: Shoelaces, home brew kits and accessories, wool, knitting needles, patterns etc…
Hiba A: A beauty chair with a woman threading women’s eye brows while waiting for their scripts….
Melissa B: Glass angels, made nice tree decorations though
Bianca W: Coffee/tea flask
Genevieve C: China tea sets
Rachel G: Chocolate… I mean come on chocolate!!! There’s your metformin sir & the 5 Mars bars!
Molly-Anne P: Squash? Socks?
Helen R: Brewing kits were always sold in pharmacy in the the days that pharmacists were ‘chemists’ and understood chemistry! Brewing is an arm of chemistry! I remember so much fab stuff being sold in pharmacies. We’re hung up on the ‘clinical pharmacy’ these days and have lost the ‘community’ part that made us a part of it. The crazy stuff got people in our pharmacies and everyone went to the ‘chemist’! I remember as a Saturday girl weighing out and bagging up dried fruit and nuts, labelled with dispensary printed labels!! Shock horror. Loved it.
Sarah P: Eggs! And there was an out-of-hours place that doubled as on off-licence. Two counters.
Joanne ‘O’R: I used to work in pharmacy and at one time we used to sell espadrilles and plastic jelly shoes
Rani R: Slippers and cardigans?
AZ M: Ammunition
Julie G: I did an acquisition about 9 years ago & the stockroom has 1200 Beanie babies inside
Meesha C: Scotch eggs, Witches tights and home tattoo kits.
Thomas V: Individual scrabble pieces
@lifeonthepharm: Copper bracelet for realigning the body’s energy fields.
@andychristo: Don’t know about stupid but oddest thing was fuse wire. Not fuses but actual fuse wire.
@oisinohalmhain: A lot of stuff in Irish retail pharmacies, especially multiples: George Foreman grill, stereo, hat boxes, silverware, chess set
@Theancientartof: Spirits, wine and cigarettes in a Welsh pharmacy in 70’s – it was the only shop in the village!
@Mexican_Badger: Vajazzle. No joke..
@phuriouspharmer : Inflatable kiddy-size dinghy.
@AdamPlum: Mugs, £1 turkey roasting trays, paint rollers, paint brushes
@CodeRedShell: Glow in the dark dog collar and lead.
@himalmakwana: Toy cars. It was the only reason I went into the pharmacy as a kid with my mum.
@Rachairley: cigarettes! I lived in the US!
@Cleverestcookie: Vacuum cleaner