The COVID-19 shot was just awesome, and I absolutely loved shopping at the drugstore – San Gabriel Valley Tribune
The shooting was a non-event, but the shopping, well, that was another story. My COVID-19 injection, given two weeks late because the vaccine was stuck in the Midwestern snowstorm, was quick and painless. The friendly pharmacist at Rite-Aid assured me that he had the same vaccine with no side effects. He laughed when I told him that my daughter had prepared a vaccine preparation kit for me.
Ginger ale for a delicate stomach, Acetaminophen for pain and fever, Pepto-Bismol for nausea, bottled water for hydrating and a lovely little book called ‘Age N’. doesn’t matter unless you’re a cheese â. This is actually the only item I used in the kit.
“And now?” I asked the nice pharmacist after he shot me. I was ready to hear that I should sit for 15 minutes wondering if I would have any weird reactions. But he said I had to walk around the store for 15 minutes.
Truly? Walk around the store – like in the store? I pulled (pun intended) out of my chair before he could change his mind. My first stop was the Dollar Corner where I marked the last pack of 3 yellow kitchen sponges. I really enjoyed being able to select the color myself rather than having a buyer do it for me.
I was gazing at a sparkling silver fish on a stick for Lark Kitty when Sara texted me from the parking lot.
“Mom, have you ever had the injection?” You were supposed to text me.
“Sorry, I’m distracted.”
“How do you feel?”
“Excited. My favorite lavender hand cream is on sale. And the pharmacist told me to go shopping for 15 minutes.
“So, no problem with the shot?” “
“Only that no one told me I could have gone shopping while I waited for her.”
I had not gone shopping since the confinement began. I could have spent the day there.
As I pushed my cart into the store, I remembered why I was there in the first place. A blow again to normal. Even if it’s new.
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