I started to live-tweet it out of boredom, like oh look at wacky, sketchy halifax, but something in the behaviour of the pharmacy staff made me reconsider. normally I'm the kind of asshole that loves to judge all over people's shady business but I was really impressed with how they served him discretely, nonchalantly, and with courteous respect. They even gave him a sharps bucket so he'd have a place to dispose of the needles afterwards. this guy was out to make some questionable decisions but they were taking care of him the best way they could, which is pretty cool. IV drug use is some shady, dangerous stuff but I'm glad that there are people users can go to who will treat them fairly and kindly.
so props to the staff, for being respectful and kind. it's easy to gawk at strangers and make snap judgements about their lives, but they made compassion look effortless. —The hippocratic oaf