I’ve written over the years, about being mistaken as an alcoholic / drug addict / whore / you-name-it. I chock this up to Neptune conjunct my Midheaven. There are lots of posts on this topic, if you’re searching…
Well, it’s happened again. I was prescribed a drug I knew nothing about – Tramadol. Apparently this drug has just been elevated to a “schedule 4”? Something like that.
I have never been prescribed a narcotic drug in my life, except for after surgery. I take them for a day or two, max. They make me sick. I would think, with all the tracking, it would be obvious I am not a drug addict, but apparently I have acted like one, unbeknownst to me at the time.
In fact, it’s taken me all day to figure out what I did to have this happen. Now it’s obvious. I tried to fill my prescription early.
Seeing as I am not a drug addict, I did not know there was such a thing as filling a prescription early, but here’s how this happened…
My husband gets up at 4 am for work. I get up with him. Yeah, it’s early, but I’m an ex-Frito girl and I’ve been getting up at the crack of dawn for 25 years. So I had ordered this refill (by phone) and I went to pick it up about 8:30 am…at a Walmart. 8:30 in the morning is mid-day to me.
I was surprised the pharmacy did not open until 9:00. I am still adjusting to not living in a city. I shopped for a few (grocery) items and then decided to wait for the pharmacy to open so I could pick up the Rx.
I did this because I don’t like to go Walmart, especially this Walmart which is off my beaten track. No one likes to wait, but I was there. I decided to get this done so I did not have to come back. I sat down to wait for the window to open…no problem.
But there was a problem. When they opened, I could not pick up the Rx because it was too soon to fill it.
You have to look at this from my perspective. If it is too soon to fill it, why does the phone system tell me it will be ready for pick up at X time and date? Having been told that, I was standing right where I should be standing in order to pick up the Rx with no trouble for anyone.
“Too soon?” I asked, truly confused. “How come you don’t tell a person that when they order the refill so they don’t come all the way here for nothing?” Never mind, wait for you to open, I was thinking.
Long story short…I am a regular person living in my regular way. Um…I’m a Capricorn-type that stays on top of things. Yes, I have plenty of toilet paper on hand.
They saw an addict, waiting at the window before they open, jonesing for a pill. My doctor is also in another little town. Perhaps it looks like I am *known* at other pharmacies nearer his office? ::shakes head::
I have no idea how to change this perception. I’ve been mistakenly identified as “shifty” before. Once it happens, you’re usually stuck. So word to the wise, if you are prescribed anything at all that anyone, anywhere might potentially abuse, be very careful how you handle it and yourself – especially if you’ve got Neptune on your Midheaven or something similar.