Taking Precautions

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!”

8 Responses to Taking Precautions

  1. I’ll bet this actually happens.

  2. Steph says:

    Lottie – I had an aunt who used to joke about putting the Pill in her daughter’s porridge. And I’m not sure she was joking.

  3. Grannymar says:

    I wonder if I fed them to the local cats, would I sleep?

  4. Steph says:

    Grannymar – Sounds like the cats in your area are having a party at your expense. Try vinegar 😉

  5. Baino says:

    Hehe . .smart Granny! Now what happened to all you good Irish Catholics, for shame! Get some Rhythm into ye!

  6. Mona says:

    Hahaha… I can picture it so perfectly! Wise old lady 😛

  7. Annb says:

    Thanks for giving me a way to survive my daughter’s teenage years!

  8. Steph says:

    Baino – Try telling a sixteen year old to use the rhythm method! Not being a good Irish Catholic, I’ve no shame 😀

    Mona – Hello and welcome! Glad you enjoyed it.

    Ann – I was just discussing my daughter’s teen years with her yesterday (she turns 20 next birthday) and we were both in agreement that open communication had really helped us through those years. These days she’s the one reprimanding me!

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