April 20, 2021

The Missing Red Glove

The Missing Red Glove

The Chemist Chick with Helen Nichols
S01E09
True stories from behind the pharmacy counter
The Missing Red Glove
This episode kicks off with advice on how to deal with online trolls…as only Helen can.
Plus Porn and Pavlova…about as politically incorrect...


The Chemist Chick with Helen Nichols

S01E09

True stories from behind the pharmacy counter

The Missing Red Glove

This episode kicks off with advice on how to deal with online trolls…as only Helen can.

Plus Porn and Pavlova…about as politically incorrect as you can get…plus the Missing Red Glove…a tale you won’t forget.

Join Helen on her journey as she brings you stories, laughs and insights from a 50-year career working as ‘The Chemist Chick’.

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Transcript

The Chemist Chick S01E09 The Missing Red Glove Transcript

[00:00:00] Welcome to the chemist chick with Helen Nicholas, true stories from behind the pharmacy counter. Hello today, I thought I would share with you something that I wasn't aware of. A young friend of mine and I were chatting about my podcast and she said, Hills aren't you worried about trolls? Well, when I was a kid, I loved trolls that were cute, funny little fat things with wild colored hair.

I used to put them on the end of my pencils. Then she went on to explain what they are now, which by her description, I would call them just bullies and cowards. So I would like to say to all you people out there who were being targeted by trolls, just tell them to go shove a pencil up their ass. Now, back to the chemist cheek.

Now it's a daily ritual in pharmacies that things are always lift on the counter [00:01:00] sunglasses, phones, keys, et cetera. On this particular day, someone lived a VHS video cassette as with all lost and found items. We put everything in a box at the end of the day. This box was kept in their tea room slash training room, which also had a TV with a built-in video player where all the reps did their training and educational videos.

One Friday, while I was having lunch, I noticed that the box was overflowing. So I decided to clean it out and throw anything out that had been there for too long. I picked up the tape and of course, curious, George here. Wondered what was on it. I put the black box in the slot, turned on the TV and wham, a delightful homemade soft porn movie appeared as I'm in shock, trying to recognize the faces in walks the boss.

Hi, Elza. What you got there? Porn or applied? Cool. Till the others I'll go get a pavlova. That's [00:02:00] how porn and pavlova Friday was born. So this isn't totally weird. The boss used to get us something nice from the bakery. Every Friday, the weed part is how widespread and some Fridays the room would be full of male and female reps who would bring snacks and drinks.

Girls invited friends. We all thought it was hilarious. Very badly made. Miguel was laughing the whole time at her boyfriend. The owners of the Sid type never came back into the store. Believe me, we all looked for our movie stars every day. You're listening to the canvas chick with Helen nickels, true stories from behind the pharmacy counter.

Over the years, I've heard some hilarious stories from girls. I have worked with the one story that has always stuck out in my mind is about the missing red glove. A young girl. I worked with in a small town pharmacy who also worked part-time in a nursing home. She would come to work with great yarns about [00:03:00] her old D's, who she cared for over the weekend.

On this particular day, she told us the story that had us in stitches and her very red faced. She had an old lady called Mary. Now her duties were to take her to the dining room for meals and Washington came here. She was more of a companion. Really. Now the beloved Mary had one quirky obsession, her bright red woolen gloves.

Mary would never, ever take them off. The staff, tried many times to take them to wash them, but Mary would scream the house down. One sunny afternoon. Uh, blood curdling scream came from Mary's room staff, including my friend ran into find Mary sobbing, crying uncontrollably with only one red glove on as they proceeded to Taylor rim, a path looking for the missing red glove, Mary hysterical.

Only when my friend pulled back the bed covers and lifted Mary's nighty [00:04:00] that would shock and horror. So one red, fluffy finger of the glove stuck inside. Mary's who ha…my friend quickly pulled it out, placed it back on Mary's hand and all was good and peaceful with the world again. Apparently after that, the staff called her Mary Randy, Rick love.

God love Mary,

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