Wednesday, February 04, 2009


I had an experience last night I don't think I have ever had before. 

B and I were heading out to dinner and stopped by the pharmacy to pick up a prescription for him. He walked up to the counter. I was wandering in the vicinity; that's what I do when shopping, I can't help it. I heard the pharmacist ask, "Oh, is this for (insert the ex wife's name here)?"

And I felt strange and awkward. He told her it was for him, but I still felt a little dirty and out of place. 

They knew him there, he's been going for several years, and it's only natural that they would assume he was picking up something for her. It's not likely that he has told him he is divorced. It's very likely he still picks stuff up for her because he's nice like that. 

But it still made me feel a little funny. I walked up and stood close. Human reaction; "He's not her's anymore, he's mine. I imagine in their eyes though, I was the interloper. They may even think him a cheater. I know it doesn't matter what they think, if they thought anything at all (um, this is a small town. Everyone thinks something, trust me.)

I was glad to get out of there. Bound to happen, I know, I'm sure it won't be the last time. But that doesn't mean I liked it. 


VickeyMichelle said...

At least the pharmacist didn't say something like .."Heres your Valtrex".....

Ginamonster said...

What is Valtrex?

Chickie said...

The exwife and I have names that start with the same letter and have the same middle initial. I went to pick up a script once and they pulled up her info for me to sign off on! Now I double check everything before leaving the pharmacy.

Ginamonster said...

I bet! WE talked last night about how akward that was. And I was right, he didn't feel right correcting her, and he doesn't generally discuss his personal life with the pharmacist!