Lady: WHAT ARE THESE FOR?
Me: That's the pain medication... it's for pain.
Me: It's for treating pain.
Lady: I DON'T UNDERSTAND. WHAT IS IT FOR?
Me: .......... I don't know how else to iterate to you that it's for pain. ( I guess I need to bring a thesaurus to work.)
Lady: WHY WON'T YOU TELL ME WHAT IT'S FOR?
Me: .... hold on a second.
Then I walked away, every one is laughing, patients and coworkers alike. I go find some other poor soul and hand it off hoping they have better luck.
Then I hear the same conversation over again, and I also hear something similar to a head banging against a wall. Then someone looks over at me and goes, so what's pain medication for? At that point I just bang my head against the wall too. Maybe I should I have said it's for ouchies? But then I'd have a lawsuit on my hands when the lady gives it to her kid whe he gets a paper cut.