A cure for beriberi

Discussion in 'You couldn't make it up!' started by Newshound, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. Newshound

    Newshound Member

    “Help, my cat’s got beriberi, have you got something for it like a spray?”  What the customer actually meant was the cat had been bitten by harvest mites, which in this part of the world are known as beri bugs.  For most of the autumn, I get asked for something to kill beri bugs and customers are not impressed when the tin of flea spray does not use the actual words beri bug. They just cannot work out that this name is used only in a relatively small geographical area. As for beriberi, I don’t think flea spray cures it!

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