It's dusk in the pharmacy, as the last commuter comes through the drive thru. As the last rays of sunlight streak through the window, a man steps up the counter.
"Hey," he half-whispers, "I can I ask you a question?"
I stroll over to the counter and he leans in, "I have an itching problem. Do you have anything I can... put on it?" Half-exhausted from the mid-afternoon rush, I bring home over to the first aid aisle and show him the Hydrocortisone products.
"Hey... does this stuff like... stay on?" he inquires.
I assure him that it does and depending on where he's applying it dictates whether or not the cream or the ointment would be best suited.
"Well... what about for like under clothes?"
I then tell him that in that case a cream is usually best as it doesn't leave the oily residue on clothing that so many have a disdain for.
"Well... can you... I mean would you.. have sex with it?"
For the first time in months I am held speechless. I inform him that you shouldn't be using it as any type of lubricant for intercourse.
"I've got this like.. like a rash on my johnson... and it itches and burns real bad."
Then to kick it up a notch.... "Do you want to see it?"
It is at this point, I pull the student pharmacist card and mention that I will have to get the pharmacist to help him further. As I stroll back to the pharmacy, suppressing a grin, I kindly tell our pharmacist a gentleman in aisle 4 needs help.
He asks which mean and I point and say, "The man with the itch.."