Tuesday, November 29, 2011

This Might Be Why They Know Who I Am Before I Tell Them My Name.

SCENE: WALGREENS - 5:43 PM

Kim walks towards the back end of the store but gets sidetracked by some Pinot Grigio in the clearance bin. Somehow, a bottle ends up joining her on the journey.

She approaches the counter. And waits.

The pharmacist finishes up with the drive-through customer and heads towards the counter.

PHARMACIST: Oh, hey. 

The pharmacist pivots and heads straight for the refrigerator. She returns with bottles of insulin.

Kim plops her wine bottle on the counter. The pharmacist eyes it for a couple seconds, rings it up along with the prescription, and begins to bag the items. Kim realizes what the pharmacist must be thinking.

KIM: Well, you know. One keeps me alive... the other keeps me sane.

The pharmacist smirks.

5 comments:

  1. Hahaha! Can you afford the wine after the insulin, test strips, ketones strips, omnipods, etc.? They're probably waiting for you to show up with a ski mask and pistol!

    Thanks for the laugh!

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  2. It took me a full five minutes to shake off my envy of your ability to buy wine at the pharmacy (alcohol is only sold in liquor stores - or "packies" - here in RI). But all jealousy aside, I love this. :)

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  3. You can buy wine at Walgreens in Nebraska? One way Colorado is more back-asswards... (sorry...)

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  4. This is fantastical. I've never contemplated buying wine AT the pharmacy counter, but I am so going there on the next refill trip to Target. Love this.

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