Robo-Chemist's Efforts Thwarted

By Lindsey Last edited 121 months ago
Robo-Chemist's Efforts Thwarted

Hi-tech innovations in Streatham self care have been repeatedly ruined by smash and grab thieves taking advantage of the unbarricaded shopfront of their local pharmacist having been lured by the toilet requisite goodies therein. Nazim Ali recently installed a touch screen system for local people to use 24 hours a day at the front of his premises, providing health information and advice. Unfortunately, police have now advised him to get shutters which will cut off access to this potentially beneficial service.

Of course, there's an argument that such self diagnosis leads to severe cases of hypochondria so perhaps the robbers have delivered a blessing in disguise when they raided the shop of all that expensive perfume.

Still, someone else who we'd like to imagine would be sad to see shutters go up is Matilda, the pharmacist's assistant robot, whose mechanical arm previously entertained the passing public, preparing prescriptions. Matilda's no looker but Mr Ali fears her electro-mechanical engineering wizardry will also tempt would be crims, vandals and ardent robot fans through the shop windows so it's batten down the hatches on Streatham High Street for now.

Image courtesy of Buckaroo Kid via the Londonist Flickrpool.

Last Updated 29 October 2008