My husband and I were out on date night last night and stopped at the market to pick up a bottle of water for the movies when I remembered I had a prescription of test strips waiting to be picked up.
I get my strips 450 at a time, so it usually comes in a pretty big pharmacy bag but I guess I always either go through the drive through, or have a shopping cart or diaper bag to stash it in…not tonight (on date night).
Tonight my husband and I split up and while I went to get bottles of water, he went to the pharmacy. When we met back in the middle of the store he hands me this giant (obviously pharmacy) bag…sigh.
I know I shouldn’t care what people think, and really I don’t but who wants to walk around with that?! We live in a smallish town and often bump into people we know (or have seen around before) at the market and you just know no one’s thinking
“Hey there’s a type 1 diabetic (not her fault, by the way) who must take really good care of herself because she sure does test a lot!”. Nope, they’re thinking, “What in the world could possibly be in that huge prescription bag? Must be some kind of strange and unpleasant plastic apparatus or a very large vat of mysterious cream….eww!”.
I know, it’s a very small matter in the grand scheme of D-care and all the crap that comes with it…but all the same, even though I like to try to keep “green” by using my own shopping bags, next time I find myself picking up a script that big with no where to stash it, I think I’ll ask for a bag.