Monthly Archives: April 2017

There’s No Place Like Home

This rant is not so much about the what of pharmacy as it is about its where. In real estate parlance that would be location, location, location. Or because I work and live in the same town you could put it another way, “Don’t shit where you eat.” Rolling out of bed and into work has its advantages, but as you may surmise, also has its drawbacks.
After trudging through another three day work weekend, where the customers are kind enough to inform me how beautiful it is outside and insist on expressing their condolences that I have to work on such a day, I get a much needed day off. I’m fortunate to wake to a beautiful spring morning. There are birds singing and the sun is quickly warming up the day… so far, so good.
There are better ways to spend a day off, but today I have a scheduled visit to my dentist to have some old fillings replaced. His office is also in my home town. (Starting to see a pattern emerge here?) Going to the dentist doesn’t bother me. A little novocaine, my headphones, and I’m good. Why they insist on asking questions when your mouth is filled with a combination of hands, sharp pointed instruments and cotton batting is one of the predominant questions of our time, but they do, and with nods and hand gestures we communicate. Then I hear the words “not good”. I perk up. “Too much decay,” he says, “you need a crown.” I feel the beauty of spring slipping away as the sun fades behind gathering storm clouds…

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