The short story” Pill Pusher” by Carolyn A. Drake takes place at a pharmacy, where the protagonist works.
The main character is very tired of her job, and she thinks she deserves better with her pharmacy degree.
One day a very hysteric and desperate customer comes in. However, the protagonist advises her to wait calmly in line.
Despite her instruction to stay calm, she gets more impatient, and the protagonist decides to give up her work to help her.
The woman needs medicine for her ill daughter, and she can’t swallow pills and therefore needs the medicine in liquid form, which requires permission from her doctor.
The woman argues aggressively against the rule but gets permission. In the end, the protagonist discovers the woman’s child has leukemia and becomes helpful and caring.