It seems my drug benefits plan has expired - who knew my migraine drugs would cost $240! I found out the hard way by coming down with a migraine mid-morning while at the office while away from home. I have some of my meds stashed at home and at the office but somehow forgot to pack them for the trip. I called my pharmacist, he told me to give his number to any pharmacy in Ottawa, and in an hour my proverbial wallet was that much lighter.
(In which I leave the final word to someone else.)
In the wake of 9/11, we [in America] have made the decision as a society that we can never again create something in which we can take pride, for fear that someone will destroy it. Moreover, we must suppress any trace of individualism, lest someone have the desire to rise above the bland sameness that protects us. I have, alas, no idea how to recapture our courage.
-Anonymous post to boingboing.net, 2009