Monday, December 19, 2016
Just Ignore the Elephant in the Room
December 15, 10am
The patient with the above prescription hands me this prescription, exactly as shown above. The yellow highlighting was added by the prescriber.
"So, ten, fifteen minutes?" she asks.
Give us thirty minutes after we open on the 19th, I respond.
I get an odd look.
"Why?" she asks.
"Because we'll need time to fill it that morning," I respond. "The elves are busy at the north pole this time of year."
"Why can't you fill it now?" she asks, in all seriousness.
I want to laugh, but instead point out the highlighted portion.
"Oh," she says. "I didn't see that."
I didn't believe her. Do you?