Thursday, October 27, 2005

Short Notes to Various Folks

Dear White Sox, Congratulations. That was awesome. Because of my continuing war with the Cubs, I'm extra delighted. B. **** Dear Butcher, There's no gas in my car and the front passenger seat is covered in grocery bags. I'm sure there's some rational explanation for both of those things. But I can't imagine what. Also, your My Morning Jacket CD sounds like elevator music. Sorry, but there it is. B. **** Dear Bob Krumm, Yes, I would be pissed off if my obstetrician waited until I needed an abortion to spring that crap on me. I agree with Ivy. I think and will continue to think that it's strange that people would get into lines of work where they might be regularly called on to do things that offend their moral principles, but that's their choice and, if there's some kind of work-around, fine. But what offends me about every single one of these stories that I've heard is the kind of "gotcha" factor. It's not until the woman gets to the window to get prescription filled that she suddenly discovers in humiliating fashion that, because she's doing something the pharmacist finds immoral, she's not going to get her medicine. That, for me, is the real problem. It's not that the pharmacist doesn't feel comfortable filling the prescription that pisses me off. It's that there's no way for a woman in a crisis situation to know that without testing every individual pharmacist. Like Ivy suggests, can't there be something posted? B. **** Dear Salon.com, I hate your new look. B. **** Dear South Park, I love you. Poor Butters in the basement, though. That makes me sad. B. **** Dear Mrs. Wigglebottom, It takes real skills to get yourself stuck to a Dead End sign. Sorry it took me so long to untangle you, because I was laughing so hard. B.

10 Comments:

Anonymous The Yellow Brand Hammer Co. said...

I'm going to need you to give that My Morning Jacket album about 10 more spins, then revoke your particularly nasty statement. If you're talking about the new album, "Z," then you're dealing with the best rock record that's been released in quite a while.

Give it as many shots and necessary until you're in love.

10/27/2005 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous The Yellow Brand Hammer Co. said...

*as many shots AS necesssary...

10/27/2005 09:52:00 AM  
Anonymous The Yellow Brand Hammer Co. said...

*necessary

10/27/2005 09:53:00 AM  
Blogger Aunt B said...

YBHC,

No coffee yet this morning?

b.

10/27/2005 10:39:00 AM  
Blogger Peggasus said...

Why all you White sox fans gotta be hatin' on the Cubs now?

10/27/2005 10:51:00 AM  
Blogger Aunt B said...

Oh, Peg, I'm no Sox fan. It's worse than that. I'm a Cubs fan gone bad. Andre Dawson... that hurt. But Mark Grace? Unforgivable.

You can be a real baseball team or you can be a team where people are allowed to finish out their careers. Being neither is unforgivable.

The Cubs are dead to me.

10/27/2005 11:01:00 AM  
Blogger John H said...

Normally, I'm on the Aunt B 'page', but re your comment about the new 'My Morning Jacket' CD, I couldn't disagree more.

I liked their first CD ok, but this one is a great leap forward.

Are you talking about the 'Z'???

10/27/2005 01:41:00 PM  
Blogger Aunt B said...

Hmm. I'm not sure. I'll have to ask the Butcher. Whichever one it is, he loves it, as it's playing nonstop whenever he's around and it's in my car CD player.

10/27/2005 01:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Bob K said...

Dear B,
Should the owner of a radio station--for the sake of argument, let's say it's an urban hip hop station--be allowed to decline an advertisement that the KKK wants to run? It's constitutionally protected free speech. It's a government-licensed entity. It's the same thing.

You don't have to like it that pharmacists can turn down a prescription. It can piss you off to no end. But it's their right. Just as it's your right to go somewhere else, tell your friends to go somewhere else, and boycott the store.

I have a feeling that you'll agree with me when David Duke wants to advertise on Tiny Cat Pants. Because I know that you'd like to retain the constitutional ability to tell him to go screw himself. (And I'll be right there with you.)

10/27/2005 10:07:00 PM  
Blogger Ivy, the Great and Powerful said...

Bob, go read my post, you'll find that I'm just as down with letting pharmacists decide whether or not they want to fill certain prescriptions as you are. The only difference is, I'd like to see them put up a sign that lets people know they don't fill certain prescriptions on the door, or the pharmacy counter, so women don't have to get up there and be humiliated/waste time to find out their script won't be filled.

I'm all about personal freedom, but I'm also about not wasting people's time. ;)

10/27/2005 10:20:00 PM  

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