In the business of pharmacy, you meet a lot of really neurotic people. Like you meet all the old cat ladies and people with really bad personality disorders. They are a frequent topic of conversation because they’re fucking crazy and they have nothing better to do with their lives than call the pharmacy a bunch with bizarre or repetitive requests made solely on account of how neurotic they are.
If you see an overweight middle aged lady who aged poorly and who looks like she spends nine months of the year wrapped in her blanket knitting next to her cat, she’s probably one of my customers on Ambien, Lyrica, Klonopin, +/- Atarax. Sometimes Oxy if she feels like really having a lot of fibromyalgia. My tech today mentioned that everyone she knows who’s really neurotic don’t have jobs. She thinks that having a job and having something to fucking do makes you not neurotic because you have shit to do. Versus just sitting around being all weird alone staring at the wall.
Is life so hard to live that people need to be stupefied with psychoactive medication to get themselves through the day? Is waking up into the world and society and creation itself that stressful?
Next time: the 5 year olds on Ritalin and Zoloft