We are camped now at a lovely place called Kinka Beach, near Yeppoon. The caravan park is great and we have met some nice people here. We even got involved in the Friday joker night and won ourselves a meat tray... Problem is now how to store it in the engel fridge! Stella is having a ball playing with the other kids...and dogs. I'm surprised how many grey nomads have dogs! We also went on a small hike to Limestone Conservation Park.
Unfortunately Stella's been attacked by mozzies everywhere we've gone. We've had to resort to dressing her in long pants, sleeves, shoes and socks and repellent. Even though it's hot as anything. Well some of the bites aren't looking so good. She has had a staph/skin infection thing a while back from a bite, so I'm a bit paranoid. Out comes the Bactroban! Thankfully it's back in stock huh ;)
So we headed off to the local pharmacy to get some supplies. (You would think I would have enough stuff already!) The pharmacy was a Livelife Pharmacy in Yeppoon. It was bright and fun & almost had more gift lines than actual medication. But it is Christmas after all. The girls at the front counter were lovely and offered some tourist tips. I tried to get the Pharmacist's attention but she seemed intent to avoid eye contact and appear busy in the dispensary. (Ok..so she probably was busy.. but a little nod and smile isn't that hard).
This got me thinking. How many times do we Pharmacists hide away in the dispensary ? I know that I do it. But I'm definitely more aware of it than I used to be. It is not just the pharmacy assistant's job to meet and greet the customers. If anything, it is the Pharmacist's job to be at the front of the pharmacy. Imagine what we would discover if we just had more conversations with people. I hope you all get out there today and say hi. The claim can wait.. The safety nets can wait (actually its Dec 21st so they probably can't. Nothing like that last minute safety net inundation!). Leave everything else & go have a chat and help some people!!