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to think this is one of the strangest things I've encountered?

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BlueNeighbourhood Fri 25-May-18 10:27:48

So this morning on my way to work I went to the pharmacy for a box of Nurofen Plus, paid £7.29 for them and put the change into the pocket on my jeans at the front.

I was in our office upstairs in a big industrial building and realised the £10 note was no longer there, I looked around my desk thinking it may have fell to the floor but nothing around my. My Manager said to go and check my car as it may have fell out whilst I was driving, or I'd been short changed and hadn't realised, or indeed I'd thrown the £10 note in the bin outside the pharmacy with the packaging. On the way out I asked the girls on reception if anyone had handed it in, nothing.

So I went to the car and it wasn't there, came back inside, up the stairs, through a door and I kicked something in the floor. In the empty corridor on a plain blue carpet there it was, I'd kicked the £10 note and nearly slipped on it! It definitely wasn't there when I went out, I'd have seen it and I asked my Manager if anyone had put it there feeling sorry for me, but nope.

AIBU to think that is a totally weird series of events?!

FASH84 Fri 25-May-18 10:32:10

What I think it's unreasonable is paying £7.29 for nurofen when you can get non branded identical pain killers for a fraction of that. Just be glad you didn't get robbed twice in a short space of time

AnnieOH1 Fri 25-May-18 10:34:23


Nurofen plus is ibuprofen and codeine don't think there are generics unlike paracetamol and codeine. smile

ElderflowerWaterIsDelish Fri 25-May-18 10:35:07

7.29 for a box of painkillers.. as previous poster said, buy unbranded versions (compare the ingredients to the branded as you will see it's the exact same)..

BlueNeighbourhood Fri 25-May-18 10:35:43

I bloody love Mumsnet AIBU for this exact reason. Let's talk Nurofen Plus rather than the actual subject.

Nurofen Plus has two brands to compete with - either Boots own brand Ibuprofen and Codeine which is £6.59 for 32, so a 70p saving, or Almus branded ones which are £6.29 and available in quite a few smaller chemists so a £1 saving. I'm hardly breaking the bank.

NotARegularPenguin Fri 25-May-18 10:37:27

I think someone had found it and pocketed it. Was too embarrassed to admit it when you started asking about it and waited till you were outside and put it where you’d find it. I suspect your manager who sent you out to your car.

StealthPolarBear Fri 25-May-18 10:42:09

Suspicious mind b it that was my dirty thought too

StealthPolarBear Fri 25-May-18 10:42:22

First not dirty

Cauliflowershower Fri 25-May-18 10:44:21

I wonder if it was tucked up in your clothes somehow and you dropped it on your way out?

GrasshopperLane Fri 25-May-18 10:44:21

I think @NotARegularPenguin is on to something. Did someone have a chance of dumping the tenner after they realised you were searching

EddieTheBeagle Fri 25-May-18 10:50:19

Sounds to me like someone strategically placed it there when they found out you were searching for it.

AjasLipstick Fri 25-May-18 10:55:26

I reckon it was stuck to the bottom of your shoe. But not so you could feel it. Then when it unpeeled, you felt it.

BlueNeighbourhood Fri 25-May-18 10:55:30

I think maybe you guys are correct, however it can't have been my Manager as she's been on a conference call all morning so no opportunity to move from her seat.

I have a feeling it's someone down on reception that maybe did it. Unless like someone said, it's fallen out of my clothing but I did search in every pocket!

UserV Fri 25-May-18 10:58:18

What ten pound note?

UserV Fri 25-May-18 10:59:33

You said you got a box of nurofen for £7.29, how come you had a tenner in the change? Did you use a 20?

WaxOnFeckOff Fri 25-May-18 10:59:39

I find the new plasticy ones regularly find their way out of your pocket. a combination of them not bending and being slidey.

three options.

1. It came out your pocket but was still on you somewhere and then dropped out on the way out to the car

2. Someone picked it up and then felt guilt and dropped it for you to find

3. Your tenner was gone but someone else dropped one and you found theirs

4. Ghosts

UserV Fri 25-May-18 11:00:17

And yeah you are right that you cannot get anything the same as nurofen plus, much cheaper than the real thing.

Dancingtothebeat Fri 25-May-18 11:02:15

I think it was probably either stuck to your shoe or clothing and had fallen off on the way down.

bellabelly Fri 25-May-18 11:03:06

Giggling at Stealth's dirty thoughts...

SleepingStandingUp Fri 25-May-18 11:03:43

How did she get a tenner change from 7.29??? Surely not that hard to figure out is it.

Could it have staticy stuck to you?

MsJinglyJones Fri 25-May-18 11:07:30

Actually expensive Nurofen work better because they have a fancy packet and cost more - it's a version of the placebo effect, I saw it on Horizon or something.

So I sometimes get it for a really bad headache, though I usually get the cheapo ones. You could also get it once and put the cheapo ones in the Nurofen packet.

Science eh.

EspressoButler Fri 25-May-18 11:08:06

The new £5 and £10 are a pain with the amount of slipping and stealthy wandering off they do. DH suffers from back pocket creep on all of his trousers must be the design of his bottom grin and he often walks around randomly dropping money from his back pockets if he’s been silly enough to put it there
When I have to use a till at work, we are forever rearranging them as they start to creep out from under the spring note holders on their own.

MsJinglyJones Fri 25-May-18 11:08:57

Still £7.29, I wouldn't pay that shock was it Harrods pharmacy?

AnalUnicorn Fri 25-May-18 11:11:48

Tesco sell 16 Ibuprofen tablets for 35p

Marmablade Fri 25-May-18 11:12:06

Pocket creep I reckon. I've suffered a couple of times with tenners.

Nurofen Plus is where I spend my branded money. Own brand bog standard ibuprofen or paracetamol but for my codeine I need Nurofen. Tried co-codemol unbranded plus unbranded ibuprofen at the same time but there's less codeine in co-codemol than Nurofen Plus.

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