I realize it is the end of March. They say March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. I don't know who "they" are, but this is not true of "Pharmacy Winter". Last fall I wrote about the two seasons of Pharmacy. I mentioned that Pharmacy Winter lasts about 8 months, from the end of August when school starts, through Easter. There is a tapering of business from Easter until Memorial Day, but we can generally expect business to drop after Hop-Along Cassidy visits.
The other problem we face over the next few weeks is the planning procrastinator. He is the one who knew his insurance would be changing at the first of the year and had the foresight to get 90 day supplies on all of his maintenance medications. The only problem is he delayed bringing us his new insurance until this week...when his refills are due. Which also happens to be the same time all the people with new insurance are due for the refills on their 90 day supplies they received in January.
This means that Normal Spring truly heralds the last sputtering gasps of Pharmacy Winter. It is the final seconds of a college basketball game. Word of advice to all pharmacy patrons: Avoid the Pharmacy. Seriously. Call in your refills days in advance, sneak in at 10am or 7pm and hastily make your way to the exits.