Monday, June 29, 2009

Birth control pills as sleep aids?

A doctor who had been seeing an 80-year-old woman for most of her life finally retired.

For her first checkup with the new doctor, he asked her to bring in a list of all of the medications that had been prescribed for her over the years - in addition to those she was currently taking.

As he sat there looking over the list, his eyes grew wide when he realized she had a current prescription for birth control pills.

"Mrs. Smith," he exclaimed, "do you realize that this prescription is for birth control pills?!?"

"Yes, I do. They help me sleep at night."

"But Mrs. Smith, there is absolutely nothing in those pills that could possibly help you sleep at night!"

"Oh, but that's where you're wrong, dear," she said, patting him gently on the knee. "Every morning I grind one up and stir it into the glass of orange juice that my 16-year-old granddaughter drinks. Trust me, they help me sleep at night!"

Thank you, Thelma, for sharing this juicy one with us. (Btw, Thelma is Beth's mother.)