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SoCS – 2nd May 2020 – “Shake well before use”

Linda is the host of Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday.


Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “directions
.” Find a household cleaner/bottle of shampoo/something in the freezer/anything you can find with instructions on it, then copy down a single direction (just one) on how to use/cook/etc. your chosen thing, and make it the first line or word of your post. Then keep writing whatever comes out. Have fun!

Shake well before use was the legend on the bottle of cough syrup.
Little Tammy was learning to read and was becoming quite proficient at it. Small wonder then, that she read the label on the cough syrup that her mother had just given her baby brother.
Mom was quite surprised when she came upon Tammy holding up the baby and shaking him.
When Mom grabbed the baby and asked for an explanation, Tammy protested innocently,
” It says on the bottle to shake well before use. Since you didn’t shake Sam before giving him the medicine, I shook him afterwards !”
Years ago, when I was a medical student, one of our courses was Pharmacy. In the practical work for this class we were taught to make up powders, tablets, syrups and also package and label them.
The day we did syrups, some of the students wrote on the label “Shake well before use.” The teacher promptly crossed these out and made them write new labels that said “Shake the bottle before use.”

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