Just because I no longer believe in taking drugs or using medication doesn't mean I don't support loved ones who do. So when my mother asked me to research a drug on the Internet that claims to help with arthritic pains and reduce swelling, I was happy to oblige.
Naturally, there were all these glowing reports about how fabulous the drug was. As I was reading, it occurred to me that I didn't know what my mother was looking for. I noticed a contact name and number on a website and jotted it down. I figured my mother could always call this woman if she has any questions.
When I went home I told my mother it was like looking for a needle in a haystack. I said she's going to have to decide for herself whether she wants to go with the drug. Mum said as it is an American drug, she's going to ask her niece in America, who is a nurse, if she's heard of the drug. I gave mum the contact details I'd found on the Web.
When my mother phoned the number that had been listed as the contact in the UK, the woman said she'd never heard of the drug. She said she was a teacher. I thought it was hilarious. Just for fun, I decided to call the same number and pretend to be a client. The phone rang for a while and just before I hung up, this woman answered. I asked for a name and she asked me why I was calling. I told her I was ringing about the drug. She said I was the second person who had called her that evening. (Mum was obviously the last caller). I was trying really hard to stifle a giggle. She said she's a teaching assistant and has no idea how the company got her number. She said she was in the middle of a religious meeting and needed to get back to it. I reckon she's going to need lots of prayers to stop people pestering her about this Wonder Drug. Haha!
It's a wonder how a drug can be so wonderful that they recommend you contact someone who doesn't even have a clue about it. That's why I prefer to trust in the Wonder Worker within me at all times as I ALWAYS know where I stand with Her.
The contact mix-up hasn't put my mother off though. She still intends to ring up her niece about this Wonder Drug; and I will still support her regardless.
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