Me: Hi, __________ Pharmacy. How can I help you?
lady: Can I speak to a pharmacist?
Me: I'm a pharmacist, can I help you?
lady: I'm trying to become an LPN, and I just had a pharmacology test, and I was wondering if you could help me with one of the questions I couldn't answer.
Me: (Thinking that this might actually be interesting) Sure. What was the question?
lady: (Reading the question) The order is for Synthroid 150 micrograms once daily. The only dose available is Synthroid 0.05 milligrams. How many tablets do you have to give to complete the order?
Me: (Trying to educate) You see, there are 1,000 micrograms in 1 milligram. Therefore, 150mcg would equal 0.15 milligrams.
lady: (complete silence for a few seconds)... So, what's the answer? I couldn't even guess on it. I just left it blank and moved on.
Me: 3. The answer is 3 tablets.
lady: Thank you! (hangs up)
Wow... The funniest thing of all is that she felt that ONLY a pharmacist would know the answer to this question. Hell, she probably could have found some random 12 year old that could have figured that one out. Moreover, she distinctly stated that this question was on a pharmacology exam. Apparently, pharmacology for aspiring LPNs is idiot's math with a drug name thrown in.