22 May, 2014
Today I saw the funniest thing- an older woman go up to the pharmacist at Walgreens, prop her foot up on the counter (quite the flexible old lady), pull up her pant leg and tell her, “I hurt my knee today”. The pharmacist smiled and discussed pain and swelling while the woman asked if hydrocortisone cream would help. The pharmacist was so kind and considerate. People in the US rarely use their pharmacists. Where I grew up you could go to the pharmacy and pretty much get any medication without a prescription. Pharmacists know their stuff and it was cool to see that in action.