Prescriptions can be confusing, especially when a pharmacist doesn’t dispense the drugs. The weird thing is that all pharmacists can read the handwriting without a hassle. Here’s a joke about a patient who took the doctor’s prescription literally.
Adamu had a cough due to the harsh harmattan weather and he visited the hospital to help him get some relief. When he was called into the doctor’s office, he explained his symptoms and the doctor prescribed some syrups and drugs for him.
After two weeks, Adamu did not respond to treatment and was becoming sicker every day. Finally, he had to be taken to the emergency room. The doctor who prescribed drugs to him was shocked to see him and asked why he was in the hospital. Adamu replied and told him that he hasn’t been feeling well since he left the hospital two weeks ago.
The doctor decided to carry out tests and x-rays to determine the problem. All the tests didn’t show any disorder or underlying condition. The x-ray, however, showed that Adamu had fourteen spoons in his stomach. The hospital management was shocked; they had never seen any case like this. The doctor was forced to ask Adamu why one earth he would have fourteen spoons in his stomach.
Adamu replied “doctor I was only following your instructions” everyone in the room gasped as he said this. The doctor was also in shock and asked Adamu, “how, when and why would I say that?”
Adamu said, “Actually sir, the paper that was on the syrup you gave me two weeks ago warned me to take one spoon every day.”