“_____ pharmacy, this is Laura, how can I help you?”
A phrase I utter a hundred times a day. A normal answer to this would be one of the following.
I need to fill my prescription.
What time do you close?
I need to speak with the pharmacist.
And the occasional, do you have XL condoms? And before you ask, no. No, we don’t.
This time however, I was met with something very unexpected. A woman whispered into the phone seductively, “Do you
want shrimp with white sauce?”
I went from your friendly neighborhood technician to I don’t think so, real quick.
“I’m sorry?” I uttered.
To be honest, I wasn’t really sure I had heard it right. And if I did, was I being propositioned?
The woman on the other end wasn’t so hushed and seductive anymore, “Is this Laura?” She asked, flabbergasted.
Where was this conversation headed, I wondered? And who is this and how did they find me?
“Laura T?” She asked, sounding a little nervous now.
“No, I’m new here,” I explained, “I’m Laura M.”
“Oh my gosh! Can I talk to the other Laura please?” The woman asked.
“Sure, hold on.”
I put her on hold and turned to the other Laura, “I think the phone is for you.”
She answered and immediately started laughing. When she ended the call, she explained that it was her mother on the other line, asking if she wanted shrimp and white sauce for lunch.
Well, at least I heard it right.