As pharmacists who work at your local drugstore, we rarely have enough time to sit down and have a proper lunch or dinner. Here is our secret top 10 list of how to survive the stretch and make the most efficient use of your time...
1. Focus on small fruits and vegetables with peelable skins that you can easily store in your drawer
2. Consider packing slow release carbohydrates that maintain a baseline level of blood sugar such as nuts, oats, and quinoa.
3. Always keep food on you. Make efficient use of your lab coat’s generously sized pockets.
4. Hide perishable food in the vaccine fridge.
5. Head to the front store and grab a 6-pack of Boost (with extra calories).
6. Adopt a grandmother who will bring you baked goods.
7. Prep a week's worth of lunch ahead of time and hope the chicken doesn't spoil by day 5.
8. Make a smoothie out of last night's leftovers.
9. Excuse yourself for a quick “emergency washroom break” while you devour a sandwich on the toilet, sobbing as you curse head office for not supplying you with enough tech hours.
10. Skip lunch like the rest of us plebs and caffeinate throughout the day with coffee boluses and crash in a blaze of glory.
Order UberEats and ask the delivery person to pretend to be a new patient so you can "counsel" him/her in between giant bites of food.
"Accidentally" break the computer so you can't fill scripts, and you have nothing else to do but take a break while I.T. fixes it.
Slowly convince all your customers that you actually close one hour earlier...so at 11:00pm you can finally take your lunch break.