Thursday, July 30, 2015

Six Sentence Story: Step

There are specific steps that must be taken to get a prescription filled at our local pharmacy, and you cannot skip any step for any reason; the first is to listen to the computerized message on the answering machine telling you the prescription is ready for pick-up for three days in a row.

Next you make plans to stop at the pharmacy, which plans are then interrupted by extra work coming up or finding out you need to do something else that takes up all the errand running time.

Now you decide to let Sweetie go do it because he loves to run errands and he has nothing better to do right now and his continual practice of the same guitar riff over and over as he perfects it is getting on your nerves (this time it's getting on your nerves, usually it's wonderful to be listening to him play).

After about ten minutes, receive a call from Sweetie at the pharmacy asking which prescription as, despite the phone calls telling you it was ready, they have nothing ready for you; ask to speak to the pharmacist and ask what in tarnation is going on, why do they keep calling when the scripts are not ready!?!

Have the pharmacist then assure you that he is filling it right now, instead of making Sweetie wait the usual requisite 20-30 minutes or more that those who come in with a prescription to be filled have to usually spend, for which you are grateful because it means he won't be wandering through the aisles and come home with another "As Seen On TV" gimmick.

When Sweetie finally gets home with the prescription, thank the Good Lord that you are only on two meds, and neither is essential to keep you alive!

Linking up with Uncharted Blog and Six Sentence Stories.

Today is

Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival -- Davenport, IA, US (fifteen bands at 3 venues and a great time for all; through Sunday)

Brat Days -- Sheboygan, WI, US (celebrating bratwurst and more; through Sunday)

Dia del Amigo -- Paraguay

Emancipation Day -- Bermuda (first day of the Cup Match)

Father-in-Law Day -- unsponsored and unclaimed, but fathers-in-law deserve respect, too

Feast of the Throne -- Morocco; Western Sahara

Festival of Fortuna Huiusque Diei -- Ancient Roman Calendar ("Fortune of the Present Day")

Friendship Day/International Day of Friendship -- UN

Herbal Ballooning -- Fairy Calendar

Independence Day -- Vanuatu(1980)

Kronia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (festival of Kronos as god of the harvest)

Martyr's Day -- South Sudan

National Cheesecake Day

National Chili Dog Day

National Support Public Education Day -- wants this to be an official day for support of US public education systems

Paperback Day -- anniversary of the 1935 publication of Penguin #1, Arial, A Life of Shelley, by Andre Maurois in London, the first successful series of paperback books

Rockhound Gemboree -- Bancroft, ON, Canada (expeditions to prime mineral locations as well as dealers, demonstrations, swapping, and the chance for rockhounds to have a great time; through Sunday)

Sumiyoshi Matsuri -- Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, Osaka, Japan (Osaka's last major summer festival, through Aug. 1)

Sts. Abdon and Sennen's Day (Patrons of barrel makers and coopers; the ashes of ferns cut and burned on this day will keep away insects and unwanted guests)

Anniversaries Today

Zara Anne Elizabeth Phillips, granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, marries Michael Tindall, 2011

Birthdays Today

Hope Solo, 1981
Jaime Pressly, 1977
Misty May-Treanor, 1977
Hilary Swank, 1974
Tom Green, 1971
Simon Baker, 1969
Vivica A. Fox, 1964
Lisa Kudrow, 1963
Alton Brown, 1962
Laurence Fishburne, 1961
Kate Bush, 1958
Delta Burke, 1956
Ken Olin, 1954
Jean Reno, 1948
Arnold Schwarzenegger, 1947
William Atherton, 1947
David Sanborn, 1945
Paul Anka, 1941
Peter Bogdanovich, 1939
Buddy Guy, 1936
Allan Huber “Bud” Selig, 1934
Edd "Kookie" Byrnes, 1933
Thomas Sowell, 1930
Sid Krofft, 1929
Christine McGuire, 1926
Henry W. Bloch, 1922
Henry Spencer Moore, 1898
Casey Stengel, 1891
Henry Ford, 1863
Thorstein Bunde Veblen, 1857
Georg Wilhelm von Siemens, 1855
Emily Bronte, 1818

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Santa Barbara"(TV), 1984
"Death Valley Days"(Radio), 1930

Today in History

City of Baghdad is founded, 762
The First Defenestration of Prague, 1419
Christopher Columbus lands at Guanaja in the Bay Islands off the coast of Honduras during his fourth voyage, 1502
At Ticonderoga (now Crown Point, New York), Samuel de Champlain shoots and kills two Iroquois chiefs, which set the tone for French-Iroquois relations for the next one hundred years, 1608
In Jamestown, Virginia, the first European style representative assembly in the Americas, the House of Burgesses, convenes for the first time, 1619
An earthquake in Naples, Italy kills 10,000 people, 1629
Baltimore, Maryland is founded, 1729
Bartolomeo Rastrelli presents the newly-built Catherine Palace to Empress Elizabeth and her courtiers, 1756
First ascent of Grand Combin, one of the highest summits in the Alps,1859
Chief Pocatello of the Shoshone tribe signs the Treaty of Box Elder, agreeing to stop the harassment of emigrant trails in southern Idaho and northern Utah, 1863
In Montevideo, Uruguay wins the first Football World Cup, 1930
Premiere of Walt Disney's Flowers and Trees, the first cartoon short to use Technicolor and the first Academy Award winning cartoon short, 1932
A joint resolution of the U.S. Congress is signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, authorizing In God We Trust as the U.S. national motto, 1956
US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Social Security Act of 1965 into law, establishing Medicare and Medicaid, 1965
David Scott and James Irwin on Apollo Lunar Module module, Falcon, land with first Lunar Rover on the moon, 1971
Six Royal Canadian Army Cadets are killed and fifty-four injured in an accidental grenade blast at CFB Valcartier Cadet Camp, 1974
Jimmy Hoffa disappears, 1975
In Mexico, the last 'old style' Volkswagen Beetle rolls off the assembly line, 2003
Israel and Palestinian officials agree to resume negotiations for a peace agreement, 2013


  1. <3 <3 <3
    and I usually return with the ENTIRE as seen on tv aisle, too.

  2. laughed my way through this as i completely get it. :)

  3. Oh I've been there and done that. Bless their hearts.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

  4. Thank goodness for sweeties and man is that last sentence so many words to live by! This made me smile at every turn!

  5. Awww...this is so true! And, it is funny! :)

  6. Awww...this is so true! And, it is funny! :)

  7. I love seeing those things in the store that are advertized on TV as not sold in any store.

  8. this reminds me of a how to make a cup of tea post that I wrote several years ago. basically, it took like 2 weeks. making the cup of tea that is; not the actual post. because I kept forgetting that I was making/steeping/waiting for tea to cool or leaving the cup in various locations about the house, and never actually ever drank a cup of tea!! haha

  9. Yep! I need to remember to call in a refill.

  10. Luckily I have found a pharmacy that will fill my scripts immediately if I ask. I think a smile helps!

  11. Oh my yes! Our pharmacy does the same in that you get the call, confirm you want it filled or re-filled and then when you show up they have no idea what you are talking about. It is because in the first part you are dealing with a computer generated call and the second you are dealing with a human pharmacist and these two rarely talk to each other!

  12. Catch 22 at the pharmacy. I use Walmart and they text me when ready and it always is. I could just feel the clenching of your teeth through your words. Nice.

  13. My daughter works as a pharmacy tech and she gives me the other side of things. Makes me wish we treated all people the way we'd like to be treated ourselves.