So I went to the pharmacy for my friend Pete yesterday, because I was going to town anyway, his head hurt, and there were no painkillers in the house. I explained to the nice man behind the counter that my friend's head hurt and could he please sell me something like aspirin?
He did. One. That would be a single pill in a blister pack, 34 cents, thank you.
What do you do with one aspirin? I mean, yes, take it, but really, people buy these one at a time here?
Apparently so - you should have seen the look he gave me when I said, "You know, I really meant a box when I said I wanted aspirin."
Eyebrows up, mouth open. "A box?"
"Yes, please," I said.
That came to $8.50. Hmmm . . . too much since all I had was a ten and wanted snacks.
So we settled on half a box, because apparently you can do that, too. Do people not keep this kind of thing in their homes by the bottle here? Weird, weird, weird.