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overheard in a pharmacy

By Diogenes (bio - articles ) | Jul 14, 2005

"In all honesty, Mrs. Fanshawe, I doubt that it's really an emergency."

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  • Posted by: - Jul. 17, 2005 8:20 PM ET USA

    give her some -- it wont hurt anythng -- and she might go away

  • Posted by: frjimc - Jul. 15, 2005 3:54 PM ET USA

    Almost as "funny" is the expression on the "woman" directly over granny's head. What is that? Rage? A major-league sneeze? A bad taste in her mouth? Or the realization that she's devoted her life to the destruction of other lives?

  • Posted by: - Jul. 15, 2005 3:26 PM ET USA

    This may seem funny to some of us, but chilling for the nation's pharmicists. We must all pray that they will perservere in the face of this persecution of God's laws as revealed to us through the teachings of the Church. Coming soon to Catholic clinics near you - we demand contraception and referral for abortion! I can almost hear the headlines - and how many doctors and nurses will undergo such persecution? Mercy...

  • Posted by: Meg Q - Jul. 14, 2005 9:48 PM ET USA

    Was just reading the "Penguin Book of Jokes" earlier today and - no kidding - came across this in "Ethnic Jokes" ("Udopia" is their stand-in generic country): UDOPIAN GRANDSON: Grandmother, why do you take birth control? UDOPIAN GRANDMOTHER: So I won't have any more grandchildren! We didn't think it was too funny in a 3rd world context but in *this* context - it's FUNNY! You go, American granny!

  • Posted by: Fr. William - Jul. 14, 2005 1:46 PM ET USA

    Now, if "Mrs. Fanshawe"'s own mom had made such demands in her day, where would "Mrs. Fanshawe" be today? Would "Mrs. Fanshawe" even BE? Hmmm, I wonder... (Actually, it does look as though "Mrs. Fanshawe" snuck by the nurses' station again.)

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