A COSTCO moment

I am apparently the last person on earth not to have chosen up sides in the Bernie v. Hilary matter. I like them both and I would happily vote for either one for President.

So I was at the counter in the COSTCO pharmacy and couldn’t help overhearing the problem a couple was having  with a prescription which had increased from $60 or so to $160 in one month. I’ve never paid more than $20 for a prescription in my well-insured government employee life so I am always horrified to hear these conversations, which I hear frequently, and always, it seems, involving seniors. 

The clerk was trying different ways of figuring their deductables etc but hadn’t been able to help much at the point where I was ready  to leave. I felt something rising up inside me. The wife was busy with the clerk so I spoke to the husband as I brushed past him. “The hell with this shit!’ I said. “Vote for Bernie!”.  He smirked. 

But I really meant it.