Tuesday, May 20, 2008

A heaping dose of stupid.

Yes. I've been back to the pharmacy. (For those just tuning in, I deal with a military medical facility that inclues a pharmacy run by, to quote my doctor, "Drug Nazis".)

I saw the doc this morning about some stuff. Nothing terribly exciting. Adjusting dosages, refills, sinus problems, blah blah. So off I go to the pharmacy to pick up my medication. (I am leaving out the part where the Goob threw a screaming fit in the middle of the waiting room.) Okay. Now. As a chronic pain patient, I take or have taken a lot of different medications. Some of them have a very high resale value on the street (tranquilizers in particular are very popular; I've taken them for my nerve damage). So I've always been aware of the safety issue; keeping track of my purse at all times (if there are medications in it), not pulling out big bottles of pills in public, etc. While it is not a common occurrence, there have been muggings here in the US involving people walking out of pharmacies getting their drugs stolen. Again, I'm not totally paranoid, particularly not on a military base, but you know. Be aware. Don't be an idiot.

Don't be an idiot.

I go to pick up my medication, and what do the PHARMACY PEOPLE put the drugs in? The people who should know better? A BRIGHT RED BAG WITH A PHARMACY STICKER ON IT. I might as well put on a shirt that says "Attention addicts: fun drugs here. Help yourself, just hit me in the head first."

I hope to hell these aren't the same people handling the nuclear warheads.

7 comments:

RobynR said...

Asshats.

Donna Lee said...

They probably are the ones with their hands on the buttons....

Roxie said...

Are you kidding? Drugs are dangerous! They have the SMART ones handling the drugs.

historicstitcher said...

Doesn't surprise me. After working with the folks in chemical weapons stickpiles. Nice people - just way overtired.

Alwen said...

I read your last sentence as "... the same people handing out the nuclear warheads"!

Amy Lane said...

You mean the t-shirt with a mugging target DOESN'T come with it? Oh...well... I guess you'll have to go buy your own...

(And I heard a story about one of the guys with the launch codes etc. for the nuclear warheads that totally freaked me out...)

debsnm said...

I used to be a civilian with the National Guard, working in the headquarters, where all the lord-high muckety mucks worked. One day someone discovered that they weren't flying the General's flag. So, up it went outside, so everyone would know the General was in residence. Then someone decided that the terrorists (pre-9/11) could get to him too easily, and they added bullet-proof glass and locking doors before you entered his office. I told them they should just quit flying the flag, and save the govt several thousand dollars, and they all looked at me like I was next on the execution block. Military intelligence, indeed.