How are you today?

“How are you today?”

I was standing in line at walmart, the clerk asked the ladies in front of me “how are you”, did you find every thing ok? They answered in robot fashion ..”good” and “yes”. I waited my turn thinking of my past 3 days. Less then 12 hours of sleep in 3 days. The pain that was so bad that I left work at noon in tears. Mad that I was letting the darn fibro win…I called the doc twice with no reply. I went swimming but it didn’t help. I had a call that said another prescription was waiting for me. I had went to walmart for a body pillow, more icy hot patches and some vitamin supplements. Now it was my turn at checkout ..”how are you today ?” I laughed. She looked at me like I was “off”. I said ” do you think everyone is really good and found everything they needed or just give a trained response knowing the person asking doesn’t care. I know that it is a courtesy to ask people how they are
doing but this time I looked at her and said to be honest with you I in a tremendous amount of pain, you dont have any body pillows and your Pharmacist didn’ t have any idea what malic acid was…I
laughed ..she said well at least you can still laugh about it….and I did laugh until I was in my van..
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