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    Birth control and highway robbery

    July 31, 2005

    What do these two things have in common? (I’m starting to sound like Freakonomics. LOL)

    I understand that birth control is a VERY personal matter, but this is my avenue for venting, so you might want to skip this post if you find the discussion of family (or anti-family) planning distasteful.

    I lost my birth control pills. They are somewhere in this house but I can’t find them. If my mother had been here since they were missing, I would have thought something fishy was going on, but she hasn’t been here in months. Come to think of it, my husband is probably suspect as well. But let me explain something. I will be living in a different state than my husband rather than getting knocked up at this point of my life.

    The other night I sent him looking for the pills. The man who cannot find his ass with both hands. The man would could not pour beer out of a boot if the directions were on the heel. After ten minutes I heard furniture moving in the baby’s room, a loud crash, and then a wailing infant. Did he honestly believe that I had put the pills behind the dresser??? WTF?

    Anyway, so here I am 2 days later, sweating it out and wondering if they will ever show up. I broke down and ordered more at CVS knowing that this would be coming directly out of my pocket, without benefit of Blue Cross/Blue Shield picking up the tab. I spoke to the pharmacist and requested that he give me generics. Normally I am too good for generics, but when I’m paying, I AIN’T paying, if you know what I mean.

    I showed up and found out that my doctor had not “authorized” generics so I had to pay $59.59 for one month of pills (unless we got her on the phone at 11:27 pm). That’s right, folks. $59.59 for the MINI PILL. It’s not even a whole pill, but a fraction of a pill! They don’t even really work, for God’s sake. If you don’t take them every day at the EXACT SAME TIME, you will probably get pregnant if you are in the same room with sperm.

    I came home and told D all of this. He was mortified by the cost and then by the “generic excuse” given by the pharmacist. He is threatening anti-trust lawsuits and to sue CVS. I would rather he just spend that time cleaning the living room.

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