The doctor that had been seeing an 80 year old lady for most of her life finally retired, and she was asked to make an appointment with the new doctor to discuss the medications that had been prescribed for her.
At her appointment with the new doctor, she had been asked to bring a list of all medicines that had been prescribed for her.
As the new doctor, who was a much younger man, was looking through the list, his eyes grew wide as he realised she had a prescription for birth control pills.
“Mrs. Johnson”, the doctor said, “do you realise that these are birth control pills? ”
“Oh yes”, the old lady said, “they help me sleep at night.”
“But Mrs. Johnson”, the doctor replied, “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 up one and mix it into the glass of orange juice that my 16 year old granddaughter drinks.Believe me, it helps me sleep at night.”
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