Carolyn A. Drake’s short story “Pill Pusher” begins with the narrator/main character working her usual work shift as a pharmacist.
The narrator is not very satisfied with her job and it only gets worse when she asks a very impatient customer to wait in line.
The costumer starts complaining which is why the narrator gets irritated and creates negative assumptions about the customer based on her behavior and clothes.
The narrator believes that she wasted 70. 000 dollars on her education because she says that she has “made a 70.000-dollar mistake” (line 1).
Although she thinks that her job is meaningless, she realizes that her work actually does help people when she finds out that the irritated costumer’s daughter has cancer.
The main character is a developing character, since her way of behaving and thinking changes throughout the short story.
The short story begins with the narrator saying that she has made a 70.000-dollar mistake which means that the story starts in medias res because we get directly into the story.