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A Little Call for Remedies by Phone

April 20, 1999

Question from April 13:

What inconveniences should we be able to remedy with a phone call? (This must have been a bomb of a question, because almost none of you responded!)

When you get sick, you go to the doctor, sit in a room full of germs, have him prescribe the same stuff he gave you last time and go to the druggist, who tells you to come back in an hour. What we need is MediPhone, which listens to you cough and sneeze, then tells the pharmacy to deliver the right medicine to you.

--NISSEN DAVIS

Rancho Palos Verdes

Question for April 20:

Casa Sanchez in San Francisco offers a free lunch for life to anyone who has the taqueria's logo tattooed on his or her body (see story, this page). What company mascot would you have tattooed on your body if guaranteed a lifetime of free product?

Send replies of 25 words or fewer to Smart Aleck, SoCal Living, Los Angeles Times, Times Mirror Square, Los Angeles, CA 90053, or e-mail socalliving@latimes.com. Include your name and hometown.

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