I see someone is supposed to have tampered with packs of Nurofen Plus?
Of course that doesn’t affect us here in Ireland.
Because the packs that have been tampered with are the 32 tablet packs and they aren’t on sale here.
In Ireland, for some reason that completely baffles me, we aren’t mature enough to handle Nurofen Plus. The powers that be, in their infinite wisdom have decreed that Nurofen is some kind of hard drug and must be hidden from sight. You heard me – Nurofen Plus is an under the counter drug here. If you want a pack, you won’t see it on the shelves as it has to be hidden from view. And even then, the salesperson is obliged to give you a stern lecture about the use of the tablet.
I am not joking.
If I go into a pharmacy and ask for a pack of Nurofen Plus, I have to stand there while I am lectured about the fact that it contains codeine and that I am to be careful how I take it. If I tell then to shut the fuck up, I’m told that I have to take the lecture, or no tablets.
If you really want to cause trouble though, try asking for more than 24. First you get a stern lecture that 24 is the most they will sell, and if you persist, you have to get a special dispensation from the pharmacist. You have to be interviewed by a pharmacist [who is usually half my age] as to why you want them.
I have been around since the middle of the last century. I fucking know what’s what and I am fucking mature enough to know what’s good for me and what isn’t. To be lectured to by a scut of a sales assistant is fucking humiliating for both me and the assistant.
As an aside, I can guarantee you that I can walk into any pharmacy in France and ask for a pack of 48. No problem. No lectures. They are there in plain view. Do I want to buy three or for boxes of 48? Again no problem, so long as I can pay. There I am treated like the adult that I am, and it is refreshing.
What the fuck is coming down the road next?
Pubs with no drinks on view in case I might be tempted to become an alcoholic?
Supermarkets with plain unmarked wooden cupboards in case I actually see some food and instantaneously become obese?
Am I to receive a lecture at the supermarket check-out about the shortcomings of my chosen diet?
This fucking godforsaken country is really starting to boil my piss.
Oh Hell!! Here, anything that contains codeine requires a doctors prescription. The only thing codeine does is make you unable to take a shit. Stupid fuckin’ rules!
Brianf – Don’t worry. I have heard whispers that they are talking about making Nurofen a prescription drug here. For fuck’s sake!
seems i’d feel right at home in ireland. do your shops hid the ciggies behind doors? no? just here? supposed to remove the sight of temptation to the spoiled brats *pardon* children to prevent them from smoking. delicate thugs *opps i mean* things they are no will at all to step out of line the angels
They don’t want you doin’ a Prendeville on the plane!! http://www.thejournal.ie/corks-96fm-presenter-exposed-himself-on-flight-report-2010-11/
Silly me, I thought that viagra was a hard drug.
Cat – I think we pioneered the fucking ‘hiding the ciggies’ lark. Every shop seems to have its own ugly great plywood box. We also pioneered selling only packs of 20 [no 10s allowed by law!]. Have you been hit with that one yet?
Not Green – If I want to do a Prenderville, no pill or lack of will change my mind.
Patrick – I wouldn’t know anything about those yokes.
Can’t get anything containing codeine here either – but you can buy any kind or strength of anti-biotic over the counter! Normal shops and supermarkets don’t sell any sort of painkillers, you have to get everything from the pharmacies.
don’t even think 20 packs think minimum is 25 but you can sell as much pouch tobacco as you want with pre made tubes and handy dandy single ciggy maker…>.<
i don’t even smoke and it pisses me off
When they took codeine off the shelves, suddenly the ceilings of pharmacies across the country collapsed in. They were practically being held in place by the walls of Solpadeine packs.
A couple of months ago, I had really bad tonsillitis, and went to the pharmacy begging for stronger pain relief than the regular Neurofen I was currently taking. After giving me the “stern talk” about codeine, the pharmacist then informed me that “sure if you’re not getting any pain relief from the regular Neurofen, these won’t make a difference. You don’t need them.” and refused to sell them to me. I guess in my horrendous pain, I came across as a little too desperate for hard drugs! I was too astounded to argue the point with him, so I just left!
Welcome Lisa! I dropped into my local chemist today. There were quite a few things on sale and in full public display that I could have nicely used to shuffle off this mortal coil. Rat poison, anybody? There again, trying to find logic in this crazy world is a lost cause.
Anytime I’ve visitors over here they get a great thrill out of buying the 100 packs of paracetamol that seem to be outlawed back home now.
Quite amusing in fairness.
Totally fucking bonkers, but amusing.
Martin – Please don’t mock the afflicted. I mean to say, we can’t even cure a headache but you lot can get stoned. Is that really fair? Hah!