Helpful Spouse: My husband needs his eye drops.
HS: Can you recommend something?
CP: Um. What am I missing?
HS: He is out of his eye drops! What can I get him over the counter that is similar?
CP: Similar to what? What is he using?
HS: I don't know the name of them.
CP: <knowing how this could go, but asking anyway> What are they for?
HS: His eyes!
CP: <yep. saw that one coming> For what purpose?
HS: To keep him from going blind!
CP: Uh-huh. It sounds like a prescription medication. Let me check his profile.
HS: I don't know where he got them from.
CP: Well he hasn't filled any eye drop with us...ever.
HS: So you can't recommend anything?
CP: Do you have the old bottle at home?
CP: Of course not. You are pressuring me for a recommendation over the counter to help your husband. Is that correct?
CP: You do not know where he got them. You do not know the name of the them. You do not know the correct indication for them. You do not know how long he has used them. The only thing you know is that it's some type of eye drop. Is that correct?
HS: Yes. What can I do?
CP: Short of having him call his doctor on Monday?
CP: Buy him a little white cane with a red tip.