The world is full of fake. Jam packed. Bursting at the seams. But rather than going into a long list of examples, I’ll get right into the faking and pretend you know exactly what I’m talking about.
All this brings me to Walgreen’s. Last month. I stopped in to pick up my 30-day-supply of pills. Just as I headed for the door, the pharmacist said, “thank you, be well.” I paused to process. The “be well” part was unexpected and seemed really genuine. I was sorta touched.
Then, just a few days ago, I was back at the Walgreen’s, picking up another 30-day-supply of drugs. Three of us stood in line. Everyone got a “thank you” followed by a “be well.” I realized I’d been charmed by routine kindness.
It seems, “be well” is just part of the script and I’m just a lame character in the repetitive retail cycle. I’ve run quite a few cash registers in my life over the years. I get it. Sincere or not, I’ve been well and the pills, as far as I know, have been doing their jobs.