Daily Archives: November 11, 2018

We Really Lucked Up . . .

We were out the door and into a dreary 50° morning about 8:15, heading for the IHOP over in Kemah to meet our good friend’s,  Barb and Tom.

Barbara and Tome

The place was really crowded, and on a wait when we left, so since we had bogarted the table for almost two hours,  I slipped our patient waitress a $20 when we left to to make up for her lost tips.

Saying our goodbyes and leaving the IHOP we headed back over to the WalMart to pick up a couple of Jan’s prescriptions.

Coming down Bay Area Blvd, we noticed that Snooze, The AM Eatery, the new Breakfast/Brunch/Lunch place, had done a soft opening. So soft that they didn’t even put an OPEN sign or banner out.

The prescriptions were two different drops for before and after her upcoming cataract surgery on Dec. 6th. Why is it that these drops, $15 and $183, costs more than the cataract surgery itself. I can only hope that this covers both eyes, but for some reason I wouldn’t be surprised if it doesn’t.

Then, as I’ve been doing lately, I asked if they had gotten any of the Shingrix Shingles vaccine in, and as it turns they got a box in last night. So we put our paperwork in and sat down to wait for the Pharmacist to stick us.

When I ask the cost, I was told $167 each, but we had GoodRx coupons out in the car for $155. So did I walk back all the way out to the car at the far end of the lot to save $24?

What do you think?

They didn’t seem to appreciate my humor (a lot of people don’t. Just ask Jan) when I suggested that I could just give us the shots to save time. I mean, I’ve given them to hundreds of dogs, cats, horses and cows. Can’t be much different on people. Just grab’em by the scruff of the neck and . . .

Well, maybe not.

I spent the summer after 10th grade working as a Veterinary Assistant for a large and small animal practice. You haven’t lived until you’ve chased an angry bull around the pasture trying to give him a Brucellosis shot. Though it was more like, sometimes I chased him, sometimes he chased me.

And as I said, we really lucked up. A box of Shingrix contains 10 doses, so we got two of them. Now if we can just manage to get our recommended second dose in the next 2 to 6 months.

Leaving WalMart, we headed down the feeder to get some of the $1.99 gas from Costco. They’ve got 36 pumps, 6 rows with 6 pumps, 3 on each side, and the place was packed.

I did notice that they’ve started putting seals on the credit card slots.

Costco Gas Pump Seal

Hopefully this will deter scammers from installing their own readers on top of the real one.

Remember the good ole days when Cheerios were good for you?

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerios

Apparently, not so much now.

Several readers pointed out something that I missed on the Zombie commercial. They didn’t just re-edit it to not show the arm falling off. It’s a completely new ending, because the guy and the girl have switched sides.

And they didn’t just flip the video, because the statue is still on the left. Of course it all may have been done deliberately to keep us talking about it. If so, it worked.

Thought for the Day:

Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.


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