Alphabet Confusion

“You’d better hustle if you’re going to make it in time,” she said. “Did you check the drug store’s exchange policy? You don’t want to go all that way only to be surprised.”

“I’m pretty sure I remember seeing advertising indicating  a fairly liberal returns and exchanges policy,” he said.

“Well, for your sake, I hope so,” she said. “Far be it from me to instigate a quarrel, but, sweetheart, there is a huge difference between the Preparation H hemorrhoidal suppositories that you came home with and the Plan B morning after tablets that I told you to pick up.”

“Well, you can understand my confusion, right?” he said. “Plan B and Preparation H both have letters in their names.”

She just shook her head.


Written for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (hustle), Weekly Prompts (drug stores), Ragtag Daily Prompt (exchange), Word of the Day Challenge (surprise), The Daily Spur (advertising), and Your Daily Word Prompt (instigate).

9 thoughts on “Alphabet Confusion

  1. Marleen June 5, 2019 / 2:57 pm

    Very interesting that it’s available over the counter now. There is a doctor who used to say to his listeners years ago (on the radio and on television) that anyone could use his name in order to get it as a prescription. I’m not sure how… give the pharmacist his number to call?

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  2. Marleen June 5, 2019 / 8:22 pm

    While this older article says someone under eighteen used to need to get a prescription, a newer FAQ section at another site said anyone can buy it now (no age restriction — and anyone can buy it).

    https://www.webmd.com/sex/birth-control/news/20080619/doctors-not-telling-women-about-plan-b#1

    June 19, 2008 — Despite widespread misinformation about emergency contraception — the so-called morning-after pill — only 3% of women’s doctors discuss Plan B with them.

    The finding comes from data collected during face-to-face interviews with 7,643 women aged 15 to 44. The interviews were conducted in 2002, when emergency contraception was available only by prescription. Yet only 3% of women said their doctors discussed the issue with them.

    “A lot of women, and the American public in general, are very misinformed about what emergency contraception is, how to use it, and how to access it,” ….

    There was also good news from the survey. The researchers found that 73% of women who had used emergency contraception had used it only once. The finding shows that women are truly using the “morning-after pill” for emergencies, and not — as some had feared — for routine birth control.

    ………

    Nearly all of the FDA’s outside advisors, including a 2003 expert advisory panel, urged the agency to make the emergency contraceptive Plan B available over the counter. But the agency delayed making a decision until 2006 …

    ………

    Many women… confuse Plan B with the abortion pill RU-486 (Mifeprex). Plan B does not cause abortions. When it does not work, a woman has a normal pregnancy. When it does work — which, according to Plourd, is 75% of the time — it either prevents sperm from fertilizing an egg or prevents the fertilized egg from implanting into the womb and becoming a fetus.

    Although Plan B is a brand name, it really is plan B. It’s less effective than other forms of contraception used before intercourse.

    Plan B is more likely to work the sooner after intercourse it is taken. That’s why [it is recommended] every woman who isn’t ready to be pregnant … have it on hand [especially under age 18]. …

    ………

    https://www.planbonestep.com/faqs/
    Q. How long after taking Plan B can I resume my regular birth control?

    A. Right away. Plan B does not impact the effectiveness of any regular birth control methods, so you can resume your regular birth control or start one, if you don’t have a regular method.

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  3. aguycalledbloke June 6, 2019 / 8:17 am

    Ha ha, reminds me of something my dad did once, he got a bit more confused sadly ha ha – nicely done 🙂

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