It all began when on a crisp fall day in late October while I was at the Stop & Shop Pharmacy waiting to pick up an antibiotic. Not for anything contagious, I promise. *Cough, Cough * It was for an infection caused by wisdom teeth removal now 8 years in the making. My wisdom? Gone. My teeth? Gone. My impatience? Present!
After running around the store picking up the few liquidy items I could eat: butternut squash soup, cream of broccoli, yogurt – no, they were out of yogurt. I made my way back to the pharmacy. Still not ready.
I left, went to Dunkin Donuts, got a pumpkin iced latte, and came back. But nope, they weren't ready. This is when I wondered, is it socially acceptable to read at the Stop and Shop Pharmacy? There were no chairs, so technically I’d be reading while standing up between the frozen food aisle and the pharmacy. I mean this is where I get my flu shot, why can’t I stand here and read a book? And why do I care if it’s socially acceptable? In the end, I didn’t take my book out. But next time, I just might.
|(A thank you to my boyfriend for not cowering in embarrassment |
as I took this photo and the one on our IG.)