Before the bus ride, we went with our expert to a pharmacy; he was feeling feverish. The pharmacy was pretty much similar to what we have in India even in terms of the pharmacist turning doctor! This is how the conversation went.
“Ok ok. Here,” and he took a tablet strip and cut it. “Throat?”
“Ok ok. Here, take this,” and he cut another strip and put it in a small cover.
Expert almost said yes but seeing the hurry with which the pseudo-doc was cutting strips he said, “No no no.”
“Cough?” another attempt.
“No no,” and he signaled with his hands as well.
I guess in our Asian side, pharmacies are quite similar – you can even get antibiotics without a prescription unlike the West where they are really strict about it.