I popped into a pharmacy yesterday to get a script filled.
Now I always enjoy wandering around chemists - so many products of interest on the shelves, so many ph-balanced and lanolin-free body lotions to try out.
I'm sure everyone is familiar with the idea of a "Tester" - an opened product not for sale but rather for punters to try out. Squeeze out some of this, dab on some of that.
I was wandering through some shelves, gleefully rubbing some DermaVeen extra moisturising handcream into my palms, when I spotted a lone pink box with "Tester" writted in thick black pen on the side.
I took a few steps towards it, wondering what it was. Normally tester products are always out of boxes, and ready to use.
Turns out it was a pregnancy testing kit. A pregnancy testing kit, with "Tester" written - IN HAND - on the side.
Now who is "testing out" pregnancy testers IN THE CHEMIST?
"Look, I'm not sure if I really want to find out if I'm pregnant or not. Do you mind if I just pee on one of these sample sticks up the back somewhere - just so I can see if this pregnancy testing kit is going to work for me?"
What happens then? You promise not to look at the result? Cause that's no longer testing anything. That's just urinating in public.