An 80-year-old widow was living with her married daughter and family. Following a job promotion, the family moved house to a quieter area. Shortly after the move, the old lady needed to get her prescriptions renewed so an appointment was made for her at the local surgery. She was asked to bring along a list of all the medicines that had been previously prescribed for her, for the new doctor to review.
As the young doctor looked through the list, his eyes grew wide as he realized she had a prescription for birth control pills.
“Mrs. Byrne, do you realize these are BIRTH CONTROL pills?!?”
“Yes, they help me sleep at night.”
“Mrs. Byrne, I assure you there is absolutely NOTHING in these that could possibly help you sleep!”
The old lady reached out and patted the young doctor’s knee…
“Yes, dear, I know that. But every morning, I grind one up and mix it in the glass of orange juice that my 16-year-old grand daughter drinks …and believe me, it helps me sleep at night!”