11 October 2007

adding insult to injury

I'm considering writing a letter to CVS because of discrimination and blatant insensitivity. I drove to the pharmacy yesterday to buy some hydrocortisone cream to self-medicate my sickly rash. the parking lot was relatively empty and I chose a spot near the entrance. it was raining. I pulled in just to notice the large, blue, rectangular sign "EXPECTANT MOTHERS ONLY." Bollocks! I drove round and round feverishly looking for the sign that said "NASTY SKIN RASH PATRONS ONLY." no such luck.

this is the second time a "sign-assault" has happened to me. my first experience was at my local stop & shop. the sign screamed "PARKING FOR THOSE WITH INFANTS." in other words "BACK UP AND DRIVE AWAY INFERTILE!" or "YOU SUCK. YOU FAILED. SHOP SOMEWHERE ELSE!"

you'd think getting into your family friendly (how ironic) subaru station wagon and driving across town to get some organic rice milk, decaf coffee and paper towels would be simple -- an unemotional event. but no. I have to be reminded, yet again, of what I don't have. what I may never have. can't I just shop in peace? hey! I've recently experienced "acute emotional upset" (see previous post) and maybe I need a little care and consideration. or a nice place to park.

from now on it's walgreens. and trader joes.

3 comments:

Fertilize Me said...

our malls as those ..a few times, I have parked inteh spot just because..other times i want to drive my car through the sign ..other days ..i am not phased ...... alhh my emotions need checking

squarepeg said...

Ahhhh - I see I am not the only barren sucker driving around in an Outback. I love that car, but damn if the backseat isn't just crying out for a carseat. GL with the rash :)

lub said...

I agree- I hate those signs. I know of women who park their anyway claiming- who would know? But I would feel like I had actually succeeded in my mission and thus far- no such luck. Have you noticed that many times those "expectant mother" spaces are empty? I think that unless you are like 9 months pregnant you can walk your arse to the store from a "normal" spot. I hope you acute emotional upset condition has gone away. That stinks...