Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Just another day at CVS...

A couple of days ago, when I attempted to go to work (only to be sent home by the big boss), I stopped at a downtown CVS to try to pick up a good old warm steam vaporizer to help me sleep better while I'm dealing with this stinkin' pneumonia. The CVS I hit, over on G Street by the White House, is the Reader's Digest Condensed version of a drug store. They have very little there. In fact, I'm not sure they actually have a pharmacy there, come to think of it.

I asked a clerk if they carried vaporizers, and she went to hunt with me, which was kind. I was busy harfing up a lung, coughing my brains out, and she asked what was wrong with me. I told her pneumonia, and she said, "Ooooh, that's bad." Yes. Yes, it is.

When it was apparent that the Munchkin CVS did not have what I needed, I left. And, as I departed, the helpful clerk yelled out, "Good luck getting over that ammonia! I hear ammonia can be really bad!"

And, in full snark mode, a customer in line responded, "I hope it doesn't turn into bleach!"

Ah, DC!


wadcorp said...

Merujo: Dang! What are we going to do with you?

Hope you have managed to track down a vapourizer (told you it would be at the tenth CVS you visited) and are breathing easier.

Our neighbor's 18 year old just got over pneumonia (it didn't turn into bleach, but you wouldn't know it from looking at her hair). Never think of anyone that young getting such.

Keep us posted on how it's going. I may need to load up a care package for you.

Feel better!


Chuck said...

I'm getting over a nice cold I got on my flight back from London right now myself. But the trip was worth it.

Janet Kincaid said...

Is it appropriate for me to laugh at that, cause that's pretty damn funny!

Having ammonia, however, is not. Here's hoping your rapidly on your way to beat that bastard in the respiratory ass!

Hugs, my friend!

Real Live Lesbian said...

There's always a smart ass!

Hope you're feeling better!

Anonymous said...

Hopefully a pH strip should be able to warn you beforehand, should the transformation happen ;o)

Get well soon!

Anonymous said...


I hope you are feeling better. Recovering from ammonia is serious business.

Robin said...

Oh my gosh I should not be laughing so loudly, b/c then the coughing is worse! Thankfully, that's ME coughing, b/c I'm almost over this "mild" version of the flu on a beautiful day, and you, well, hopefully by now as I'm reading this a week late, you're almost well. Hopefully you'll also forgive me for my run-on sentence :) Doing any better yet, any wheels yet, ??? I thought of you in the bitter cold of almost a week ago.