The new Similares Pharmacy opposite Marilyn Monroe has now been open for a couple of weeks – complete with blaring music to attract passers by. So I yelled my request for a packet of tablets – the note from the Doctor had said a packet of 30 tablets, but they come in packets of 20, and as I’d already got one packet, I just needed another to make up the balance. They produced two packets and yelled back that I needed them and I yelled No I don’t, and yelled the explanation all over again – and they yelled and I yelled – by now we were reading each other’s lips. They brought out the senior phamacist to yell too. Finally the explanation came through in a brief pause of the “music” : there was a special offer on, buy one packet and get the second packet free. Well in that case, Yes I will have that 2nd packet after all !
How about having a packet of this to accompany it? No thank you. Or this? No. Or … NO! Or how about this product on special today? What’s it for? An upset stomach. Thank you I don’t have an upset stomach. (But I was beginning to have a headache… and a sore throat from all the shouting!) I would however like 2 packets of this tablet – they brought out three. No, I said TWO and we went through it again – lo and behold another special – buy 2 get 3 ! OK – sold! Anything else – how about – NO, thank you! Just the bill. Paid and started to leave but no – she pointed to a display at the front and indicated I could have my choice – a small bag of rice or sugar or toilet rolls. No, I’m fine thank you, really. Ah – but they’re FREE! OK! I’ll take a bag of rice for the TE then, thank you. No! You get TWO bags free!
Just another shopping experience in Bucerias.