By Anonymous - 02/03/2016 05:06 - United States - Miami

Today, at work, man who was buying medicine for his son came up to me for help. He didn't know how to explain it to me, so instead he showed me a picture of a rash on his kid's butthole. FML
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Well, they do say a picture is worth a thousand words. Though, the only one that comes to my head is "wow".

Well that's a bit disturbing, why does he have a picture of it?? Hopefully he got what he was looking for though.

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Call Men In Black, maybe they can flash it away

Well that's a bit disturbing, why does he have a picture of it?? Hopefully he got what he was looking for though.

He couldn't explain what it was. So he took a picture of it to show someone who could help him.

That is really not all that disturbing. It's not like he is using it for child pornography purposes. If he cannot explain it's best he show a photo if he needs to.

For exactly this purpose haha. His child's pediatrician could have also asked for a photo so they could see how bad it was, etc.

He clearly has a picture to show, I'm assuming, the pharmacist (OP?), to see what cream would be best recommended. It's a good tactic for something small that may not need a doctor's visit.

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Show it anyway

That's not how it works. In that case, parents who change their children's diapers were viewing child pornography and doctors who give physicals are child molesters.

Another fantastic day on the job

See, there's indecency, and then there's being freaking creep. This is worse.

It's not being indecent. The father didn't know what it was and I'm sure the kid was freaking out as well. And I don't think this should be a FML because it's the OPs job to look at this type of medical stuff and help them understand what it is.

We don't know their job. OP could work at a general store for all we know. Pharmacies aren't the only places that sell medication.

It's disturbing that the child allowed him to take a photo of their butthole.

It's likely the son is an infant and has diaper rash. My friend's a pharmacist and people are always showing her pictures of their (or their kids') gross rashes. It's gross and TMI, but not creepy.

That is not child porn #3, at least not in that context, sorry you had to see that OP. I do have to say it's good training though because his child was probably very young and he was the standard overly concerned father trying to help his baby (and make his wife happy) one day when your child encounters that same god awful rash, you'll know exactly how to handle it. life lesson.

I'm agreeing here. It "could" look bad if someone wanted to "get" him and showed the pic to the police, but it would probably blow over when they saw most pics were of the kid dressed as some minecraft character, his spouse's cooking fails, cat's antics, etc.

Who said OP had a child?

Well, they do say a picture is worth a thousand words. Though, the only one that comes to my head is "wow".

This also could be worse depending on the age of the son. Hopefully for the OP not adult son.

To be fair, if you don't know how to explain what something looks like, then what's better than visuals?

That poor kid. Depending on how old he was FHisL. At least the dad took a pic rather than pulled his pants down. Its more awkward if you're a cashier/stockperson rather than pharmacist/tech.