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I hate CVS, New Rochelle, perhaps also bits of my anatomy

As far as business trips go, this one could have gone better. As I was washing up for bed I noticed what the medical professionals so aptly describe as a "burning sensation" while using the rest room. Then I had to go to the bathroom five minutes later... and five minutes after that... and five minutes after that with the addition of HOLY CRAP MY CROTCH IS ON FIRE!!!!! and also, an amount of blood leaving my body that might seem more appropriate in a slasher film. Seriously people, the term "urinary tract infection" seems so asinine... This was the fifth layer of hell.

Calm down Leah, I told myself, This is America. We have ERs everywhere. There they have doctors who prescribe antibiotics! Sure enough, a short cab ride later I arrived at the quaint New Rochelle emergency room. After taking an admitting interview (it went: um, I have a urinary tract infection, give me antibiotics) they took a urine sample to which the nurse seriously said, "Wow! you weren't kidding!"

So here comes the fun part. Obviously I was prescribed antibiotics, and I called a cab to take me from the hospital to the CVS. However, DID YOU KNOW that all 24-hour CVSes everywhere need to BATCH THEIR COMPUTERS at 1:30 in the morning? a process which takes a half an hour??? This means, in case you're wondering, that if you are in need of a prescription that stops all you blood from draining out your urethra, don't show up at 1:45.

So the first CVS pharmacist tells me that he just batched his computer, but that I can drive to Larchmont where there's another 24 hour CVS, which is what I tell the cab to do, but turns out that CVS just batched their computer, because gosh darn it EVERY CVS BATCHES THEIR COMPUTER AT 1:30, WHY DIDN'T THE FIRST DUDE TELL ME THAT???? So we drove back to the first CVS where the cab left me off, and 20 minutes later I called the cab back to pick me up at the hotel. Total hospital-plus-medication-run time, 2 hours 30 minutes.

Lessons: Never travel again without a book, or a bible, or a good piece of embroidery. Also, you friggin suck CVS.

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