Two Yanks Downunder

A blog about the experiences of two Americans on their first visit to the fabulous continent of Australia

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Monday Errands

Yesterday we had an interesting experience. Mom and I had errands to run and were at the Chemist because she had been given the wrong test strips for her diabetes tester. A 25-35 year old young man was in line ahead of us. He was an interesting looking man who almost had the air of the street about him, but he was clothing was unsoiled. He had clean fingernails, and dark clothing that had just a whiff of shoddiness about them. He did not smile and was neither overly skinny nor well-built but looked scrappy without being wiry. We watched as the druggest brought him a little plastic cup of a dirty ale colored liquid with an accompanying regular sized plastic cup of water. The druggest rummaged through a large book, checked off a name as the man consumed the liquids at the counter. Of course what we had seen was the dispensing of methadone, somethiing I had read about but never seen before.

The rest of the day was uneventful. Mom went out with Margaret for the afternoon and although I had wanted to be virtuous, I did a few errands, but mostly lazed around. I had hoped to paint but after I finally decided upon my subject, there was not enough natural light, so I turned to making some necklaces instead. In the evening we watched CSI and The Closer and
went to bed after a nice relaxed day.


At 10:06 PM, Anonymous min said...

Did you get some methadone for Mom?


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