It is a usual day after work. I realize I needed to do some shopping for the house and also buy some tablets for a cough that I had ignored for a while. I took I moto (motor-bike) from my work place to Nakumatt.
One thing I always wonder is whether the moto helmets are ever washed. Consider the number of heads that use the helmets in a sweaty day. Anyway that is a story for another day.
Before sitting down for coffee at boubourn, I entered the pharmacy next door. I described what I was feeling then. My nose was blocked; I had fever and the cough I earlier mentioned.
The attendant who I was not sure understood what I said went in and brought a purple yellowish packet of condoms. Yes a packet of condoms. Very embarrassed, I realized no one at the counter was shocked or looked at me in a funny way.
“I dint ask for those!” I exclaimed. He asked me why I had gone there in the first place if I already knew what kind of medicine I wanted. To cut the long argument short, the packet was indeed a packet of FEBRILEX fever tablets.
Anyone can agree with me those tablets don’t have the best package at all. The graphics on the packet don’t justify it either. On the packet are some kinds of electric, lightning or fire drawings. If anyone doubts me, just go to your nearest pharmacy and buy some febrilex tablets.
Well I apologized for embarrassing myself but for sure if that packet would fall from anyone’s pocket in a busy Kigali street, any passerby would go home envying you for no apparent reason.