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Thursday, February 25, 2010

On The Menu

A very large gentleman comes into the pharmacy as my store manager and I settle in for out picnic lunch of raw vegetables and pretzels. He is here from the ER with two sheets of meds.

Indomethacin, Colchicine, Vicodin

Guess that means you have the biochemical equivalent of glass shards in your big toes and may contribute to the funny wobble your over 400lb M & M shaped physique manages as it ambles ever so slowly to prevent my luncheon. This guy was the adult embodiment of Cleveland Brown Jr. from The Cleveland Show (yes I watch lots of cartoons, deal with it).

I prepared his prescriptions as he shopped and then explained to him what each was and what it did. He was already on Colchicine (so we didn't fill it) and Allopurinol to reduce uric acid levels to prevent gout attacks.....guess it didn't work... Did I forget to mention he was on Medicaid because apparently now being gigantically fat is a disability which is complete bullsh*t!

Along with the prescriptions he purchased the super huge bag of Sweet Chili Doritos, a bag of glazed donut holes, and a chocolate chip brownie. I see we are trying to keep the weight and the salt levels down.....

Seriously! What the f*ck is going on that our government allows this kind of bullsh*t to be paid for by the taxpayers. He is getting food stamps, health care, housing assistance, and why? Because he is so f*cking fat he can't possibly hold a normal job. So let him starve... This type of government wasteful spending is as shameful as the bank and auto industry bailouts! No one wants to take responsibility for their current living situation. You make the choices, you deal with the consequences! The taxpayers shouldn't have to pay for your fat lazy *ss!

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

DITTO!!

Anonymous said...

Maybe the government is banking on the fat guy to die at 45, so it ends up being a bargain in the long run. If he lived to 80, he would consume a much larger share of government services.

amyisadd said...

My sister is close to 400 pds and I want to tell you that she is NOT living off of govt assistance. She works a full time and part time job to make ends meet. So, quit judging fat people. Food is an addiction like crack or alcohol. If everyone could be as perfect as you, we would all be happy. Suck a cock, have a nice day.

Filet-o-bitch RPh said...

Oh Tasty-did you start a fatty war?

Pharmacy Schools Rankings said...

reminds of the folks who order a super size meal and get a diet coke

McFury CPhT said...

In my Florida pharmacy days we had a patient come in to fill similar medications, wanting to know if his NY Medicaid was going to pay. Um, no. You would not believe the freak out he had "BUT I CAUGHT THE GOUT!" Yes Sir, let me call your case worker and let them know you "caught the gout" while on VACATION in Florida. He decided to pay.

Big 'N Tasty RPH said...

I'm not picking on the people with jobs I am picking on the lazy ones that go to the caseworkers and cry because they are too fat to work so they sit at home and eat more. It is a personal choice. You can get addiction counseling or try out for the Biggest Loser or start making healthier eating choices and join a gym. Nobody has to be fat unless they have medically documented glandular problems which only covers 2% of morbidly obese patients. The rest choose to be fat. I like to eat so I work out every other day for at least 45 minutes so I don't get bigger. It is very much a personal choice.

Phathead said...

People people people, everyone missed the most shocking part of the whole story.

He bought one brownie. ONE. You cannot proudly call yourself a fat ass and buy just one brownie. What a disgrace to obese people everywhere...

kg said...

Rankings- that's me!! Yeah, I try to cut out easily avoidable calories...but I really really love McD's fries!! I figure I'll get almost the same enjoyment from diet coke, and save 200 calories for my glazed donut later. (Oh yeah, I do work out, and I do work, and my BMI is 29 but a doctor wrote "pleasant obese female" in my chart recently. I didn't think I was obese. Yet.)

Keith said...

Obesity, in the vast majority of cases, is simply eating too much. For anyone, that does not have an endocrine disorder, that is obese, and wants welfare, they should be allowed to go to the local jail, sign themselves inside for for a period sufficient to bring their weight down to 20 lbs above the normal weight for their height. During this period, they are locked inside and cannot leave. During this time, they should be given a vitamin each day, bread and water. After their stay, they should be given a physical, and if deemed fit, should be taken to the unemployment office where they can apply for work. And, NO WELFARE for them if they are deemed fit.

Anonymous said...

I think Keith could make a lot of money from that sort of program.

Anonymous said...

One day while filling some forged scripts for Soma and Vic's I was waiting in line behind a 450+ lady in stretch pants. She started arguing with the technician and blew out a mach 2 fart that almost knocked me over.

Cracky McCrackhead

Anonymous said...

Hey amyisadd, I don't believe there was any direct mention of your sister, or that all fat people fall under this category. It's more a statement that you know you're overweight and have several different health issues, but you continue to do all the things that cause you to have these issues. And it's not a disibility that should be paid for by the government. Just like you said, it's an addiction, like alcohol or drugs, so go do something about it! No one ever said that this was the way every fat person is, and you're very close minded to make that inference! You know what they say about assuming? It makes an ass out of u and me! Think you may have to read the post again before jumping back on your high horse.

Big 'N Tasty RPH said...

I think Keith has just invented a new "fat camp" diet craze. I bet celebrities would pay thousands to be locked up and only given water and a celery stalk and a multi-vitamin every day until you can see their ribs so they can fit in an Oscar night dress....

Anonymous said...

Besides all that, did you know that fat people waste gravity? It's true. The Earth has to work harder to hold fat people down.

Gravity is a finite resource. If fat people don't stop wasting gravity, one day we'll all wake up and find ourselves floating off into space. It won't be pretty.

Filet-o-bitch RPh said...

LMAO!! wow-that's funny!

selzach said...

OMG, I am laughing so hard.

Isn't colchicine also a biological stain? I seem to remember it from Bio 101 when looking at cells during mitosis? (I'm a lab rat, but with plants, not people. Thank gods.)

Anonymous said...

Big N Tasty... Check into your Fat Cell today!

Bulrush said...

I thought that US federal welfare system now had a debit card and with it you could only buy approved foods, no junk food. Perhaps he wasn't on welfare though. Just Medicaid.

Why can't we raise drug and office visit copays for drugs caused by his voluntary obesity? Why? Raise them to $100 per drug.

Anonymous said...

My job is helping people get Social Security...you can't get it because you're fat. Obesity is not a listing and trust me, he'd have to have other stuff going on. My clients are all HIV positive and don:t meet listings for disability 60% of the time. Please don't spread this kind of idea because people start lashing out at the entire program. It's not that I'm saying there aren't people who are on disability who are not disabled, but you don't know this guy's whole sitch.

Diane said...

You can buy lots of junk on welfare - including Eggo cereal, Poptarts (large boxes even), and many other things...I was behind a large lady at the grocery store (in a motorized cart) with her 5 children pushing the regular cart, around $385 worth of stuff, and I didn't see a single vegetable or fruit with their groceries. Unless apple pie filling is a fruit.

Big 'N Tasty RPH said...

Apple pie filling sort of has fruit in it but probably not as much fruit as Juicy juice!

Anonymous said...

I am small framed and mysteriously started gaining an alarming amount of weight in a short period of time.I've always worked out and eat about 1400 calories a day.Never eat at fast food resturants etc.I went to the doctor and found out I had an endocrine disorder and Hashimoto's disease. I am getting treatment for it, and doc says the weight should come off when everything is balanced. So, even if you are overweight for glandular/endocrine disorders, then get treatment!No excuses.There is still hope-and choices.People use it for an excuse to give up and eat their way to blimpiness.