On my way to the office today, I couldn't help but notice the light up marquee at CVS. It was rotating three different advertisements while I waited at the light. The first read "We sell beer and wine!", notice the exclamation point. The second read "Check out our cigarette 2 pack special". And the third, I think. was milk or eggs, or something like that. Does anyone else see a problem? Does anyone else think it's a little strange that a place where you are suppose to get medicine that makes you "healthy" also sells tobacco and alcohol? Or how about the loads of candy, chips, and sodas they also sell? If CVS and Walgreens were about health wouldn't they only sell healthy food and supplements? What do you think the pharmacist feels like everyday walking in to work? I mean they have a high education, they know that the stuff in their store isn't healthy right? I can't imagine walking through the aisles of candy, cigarettes, and beer to get behind the counter and try to talk to people about getting healthy. Imagine if at my front desk I sold candy bars instead of protein bars. Imagine if I had beer on tap instead of Kombucha. I could probably sell more beer than Kombucha. So just remember that next time you walk in to one these stores, that must be their philosophy. Whatever sells, gets put on the shelves. Or maybe their thinking is even more sinister.... That they are actually trying to make people more unhealthy so they will need more drugs. Just a thought. Corporations always have all of our best interests in mind right? Ha!
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