Paige Wakefield's Observations

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September 16, 2014
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Rogaine thefts

A couple of days ago one of the shift supervisors came back into the pharmacy and asked the pharmacist if there was some illegal use of Rogaine where people could use it to make some kind of new designer drug. Apparently someone had stolen almost all of the Rogaine from our store. We’d never heard of anything like that before! So when I got home I went online and tried to find out what I could about why someone would steal Rogaine. Apparently this is a widespread problem in many stores. People are stealing Rogaine and then selling it on the streets, and then using the money for whatever they want to buy. I just don’t understand why there would be such a strong market for stolen Rogaine – there is a cheap generic on the market. Doesn’t seem like it would be worth the risk of getting caught!  But then again, I’m a straight-shooter and find it hard to justify any kind of thefts…..

September 10, 2014
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Ask for the multi-car discount

When my sister was complaining to me about how much her auto insurance went up after her son purchased his first car, I immediately told her that she should try to find a better deal. I suggested that she call don allred insurance and talk to them for a quote. I told her to be sure to ask for the multi-car discount, and to ask if she purchased renter’s insurance if she might end up with a lower premium. I hope she does call them. I hate for them to waste money!

September 4, 2014
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Terrible pizza

A couple of nights ago I decided that I’d be nice and pick up a couple of Pizza Hut pizzas on my way home from work for my family to eat. I knew that everyone had a busy day and figured that no one would have the energy to cook, so I called the pizza place about thirty minutes before I had to come home and ordered two pizzas. Their $10 special that I was hoping to use had expired, so I ended up buying differently than I had planned on. One of the pizzas that I ordered was a thin crust pizza. I ordered that for my sister. Well, I tried a piece of that myself, and I have to say it was really nasty! Give me my pan pizza any day of the week!

August 29, 2014
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Money troubles can affect anyone

Marlene was telling me that she is going to have to contact the Employee Resources department to get a list of bankruptcy attorneys that will take her on as a client for a reduced rate. Ever since her husband’s accident seven years ago, and then her own accident five years ago they have been falling behind in paying their bills while waiting for SSDI to come to their senses and approve their claims. Money has become scarce, and now they have come to realize that they are going to have to file for bankruptcy. When I hear stories like that, I can’t help but think “There, but for the grace of God, go I.” I wish them all the best of luck.

August 23, 2014
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Dress code

Ever since summer started I’ve been wearing men’s cargo shorts to work. The pharmacy gets very warm, and I have to wear thick compression stockings because of my varicose veins, so I switched from slacks to shorts. These shorts come down to my knees, so I thought that it would be ok to wear them. After all, skirts are allowed, and skirts are often shorter than the cargo shorts I was wearing. And I prefer wearing men’s pants because they actually have pockets that are big enough to put my wallet in! Women’s clothes don’t have deep pockets; and often have no pockets at all. Since we’re not allowed to bring our purses or jackets into the pharmacy, and we aren’t given lockers to put our things in, I was leaving my purse locked in my car and putting my wallet in my pocket.

Well, now I’ve been told that shorts are against the dress code and that I can’t wear them anymore. The other ladies wear capris (which are technically shorts) but I can’t wear cargo shorts? So I bought a few pairs of capris to wear, but I really don’t like them. I think I’m going to sew some lace trim to the bottom hems of my cargo shorts and call them capris! I’ll say I’m making a fashion statement! Just thinking about doing that makes me laugh!