Scene: Tom walks into the Safeway store with his Mother-in-law’s grocery shopping list in hand (in store aisle order of course).
After walking through a few aisles he gets to the pharmacy items listed on the shopping list and begins to look for an item called “Canesten”. His Mother-in-law didn’t elaborate on what “Canesten” was, but he figured it sounded like something ‘medicinal’.
Tom looks puzzled and decides to go to the counter to ask for some assistance.
Pharmacist: “Can I help you Sir”
Tom: “Yes, do you have something called ‘Canesten’?
Pharmacist: “We sure do” one of them comes out from behind the counter to take Tom over to the appropriate aisle and points at foot creme.
Tom looks at the products and notices there is also a ‘Canesten’ in the feminine hygiene area of the same aisle. The pharmacist sees him looking at it and speaks
Pharmacist looking at him funny: “That’s not for you sir…is it for your feet?”
Tom: “It’s not for me, I’m going to have to phone this one in…” Tom thanks the pharmacist and brings out his cell phone to call his Mother-in-Law..
Tom: “Uhh, this Canesten, is it for your feet or for uhhh other”
Tom: “Ok then!” Tom hangs up phone and looks at the many forms of Canesten on the shelf and picks one hoping it’s the right one. As he walks by the pharmacy he holds up the product, shows them it WASN’T the foot creme and gives them a thumbs up.
Mother-in-Law gets her groceries and doesn’t mention the creme, they shall never speak of this again.
Needless to say when Tom told me this story I was in stitches. Hope I got it right.