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Question of the day

Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014

* Walgreens CEO Greg Wasson and Gov. Pat Quinn

* The Question: Caption?

- Posted by Rich Miller        


100 Comments
  1. - A guy... - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 2:38 pm:

    Go on over to the pharmacy counter. We’ve got a special gift for you.


  2. - Kakistocracy Kid - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 2:38 pm:

    “We now do digital exams in our clinics; when was the last time you had an exam?


  3. - LisleMike - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 2:39 pm:

    You see,Mr. Governor…we make a profit because we tell the truth, keep control of our resources, mind the pennies, and carry a big stick….You might want to try that!


  4. - NotRMiller - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 2:40 pm:

    As a trainee now, you will have to start at the cosmetics counter for experience. oh yea. no 3% cola on your walgreens pension..


  5. - Team Sleep - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 2:41 pm:

    So, if we move across the street, are you going to call us “unpatriotic”?!


  6. - OneMan - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 2:41 pm:

    One more word out of you and we move the whole shootin match to Wisconsin and say it was your fault…


  7. - PublicServant - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 2:41 pm:

    Invert this!


  8. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 2:42 pm:

    GW: “You’re wearing a green tie today. What the heck is that about? I thought you always wore a purple tie. I don’t like this. I feel dissed. I mean, what’s next, are you gonna insult my patriotism?”


  9. - Almost the Weekend - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 2:42 pm:

    Pat your blue tie is in Aisle 4. Right next to the Swiss Army Knives.


  10. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 2:42 pm:

    Now… Over there are our $18 watches …”


  11. - Amalia - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 2:43 pm:

    I can see Europe from this aisle!


  12. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 2:43 pm:

    “Those are the freezers we won’t be carrying Oberweis Ice Cream…”


  13. - The Colossus of Roads - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 2:44 pm:

    I said we are not relocating today, I didn’t say anything about tomorrow.


  14. - Belle - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 2:44 pm:

    We have Swiss chocolates over there and Swiss cough drops to my right.


  15. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 2:45 pm:

    Belle takes an early lead!


  16. - A guy... - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 2:45 pm:

    We have some lawn products but I think you need a little more than we keep in stock.


  17. - Bluefish - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 2:47 pm:

    Now that we promised to stay, Pat, it’s time for you to keep your promise about getting us in on the medicinal marijuana business.


  18. - PoolGuy - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 2:48 pm:

    the adult diapers are over there, you and your opponent may need some where this race is heading.


  19. - William j Kelly - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 2:48 pm:

    Greg: is it ok if I walk that way? Quinn: I got my eyes on you fancy pants.


  20. - redleg - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 2:48 pm:

    I wish this had happened 40 years ago.


  21. - OneMan - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 2:49 pm:

    I swear if you say CSV good and true one more time bad things are going to happen…


  22. - OneMan - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 2:49 pm:

    No we don’t carry ‘Fenger swag’ at all of our locations.


  23. - Anon. - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 2:52 pm:

    The soyboys are over there.


  24. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 2:53 pm:

    “Over there, we have something to help you sleep, knowing you are working day and night, you could use it.”


  25. - Commonsense in Illinois - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 2:53 pm:

    Down the hall…second door on the right…


  26. - OneMan - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 2:56 pm:

    Why yes given the way you ramble governor you may have a second career as a guy who names drugs.


  27. - OneMan - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 2:56 pm:

    Oh look it’s Sheila Simon…


  28. - A guy... - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 2:58 pm:

    Do you carry Black and Red Twizzlers, or just red?


  29. - RNUG - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 2:58 pm:

    Now that we have that settled, go and be well.


  30. - A guy... - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 2:58 pm:

    Perhaps the Hallmark Aisle will help you find the right words.


  31. - The End Is Near - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 2:59 pm:

    “Thanks for working with us, Governor Quinn. To my left is where, with your help, we’ll set up both the medical marijuana dispensary and the electronic poker machines.”


  32. - Norseman - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 3:01 pm:

    You (expletive deleted), I had this beautiful Swiss Villa picked out by the slopes.


  33. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 3:01 pm:

    OneMan moves to the front of the pack!


  34. - train111 - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 3:02 pm:

    Pat let me tell you, that Dick Durbin is sure a bully!! I know because Jim Oberweis told me so.


  35. - too obvious - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 3:06 pm:

    Let me tell you something Mr. Quinn, you would be amazed what a tin ear I can have for consumer perception even though I’m in charge of a front line consumer company.


  36. - Moderate - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 3:11 pm:

    so how many days until you start your retirement pension?


  37. - Stuff happens - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 3:12 pm:

    “I know Rauner’s a pain, but after that 2013 fine we can’t hand out Oxy like candy any more.”


  38. - Arthur Andersen - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 3:14 pm:

    “Gas-X? Two aisles down to your left and look right.”


  39. - Jake From Elwood - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 3:18 pm:

    Not the finger that Wasson meant to display.


  40. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 3:19 pm:

    Swear to God, I’ve never even been to Switzerland.


  41. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 3:20 pm:

    “Our American flags are in Aisle 4.”


  42. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 3:20 pm:

    (h/ t - OneMan)

    “Is that Paul Vallas at the podium taking questions?”


  43. - Empty Suit - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 3:29 pm:

    “There’s the door Governor Tax and spend!”


  44. - Wally - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 3:30 pm:

    Look, Dick is here, I can show both of you which stores you will be managing.


  45. - Empty Suit - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 3:30 pm:

    “Yes you go down two blocks and CVS is on the right”


  46. - Empty Suit - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 3:31 pm:

    “Mr. Rauner aisle 6 clean up!”


  47. - The End Is Near - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 3:32 pm:

    “All of our holiday greeting cards are in Aisle 7, so if we do carry Pension Holiday greeting cards, that’s where you’ll find them.”


  48. - Siriusly - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 3:33 pm:

    Now turn your head and cough like this


  49. - Wensicia - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 3:35 pm:

    You didn’t bring your Walgreens rewards card?
    Sorry, you’re not entitled to discounts without it.


  50. - anonymoose - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 3:36 pm:

    Just so you know Governor Quinn, the products with pseudoephedrine are located behind the counter. Your comments on your opponent’s patriotism are somewhere below the belt.


  51. - The End Is Near - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 3:38 pm:

    “We plan to keep our corporate headquarters in Deerfield, just a few blocks from the shotgun shack in which Governor Rauner was raised.”


  52. - Jeanne Dough - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 3:38 pm:

    “We have a small selection of cat food and dog food in Aisle 4, but you’ll have to head to the pet store to find food for Squeezy.”


  53. - zatoichi - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 3:39 pm:

    My mother told me…”You better shop around”.


  54. - CircularFiringSquad - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 3:44 pm:

    GW: “Rauner said this was a great. We spent $10 million and you blew it up in two days. We should have asked you first.”
    PQ: “Yup”


  55. - Downstate Weed Chewing Hick - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 3:46 pm:

    Are you sure you can’t start before January 12th? We are really backed up in the stockroom.


  56. - Moderate - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 3:49 pm:

    look pat I’m sorry, but really by looking at your resume what skill set do you have?


  57. - Steve - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 3:56 pm:

    ” Did Dick Durbin ask you to hire his wife Loretta as a lobbyist?”


  58. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 4:00 pm:

    “We have some creams and ointments if you want some more ‘hair on top of the dome’, and we can color it too with stuff in Aisle 3″


  59. - Pete - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 4:05 pm:

    “Right now we’re at the corner of Happy and Healthy, we’d like to move to the corner of Profitable and Growing… is there such a corner in Illinois, Govenor?”


  60. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 4:14 pm:

    You guys are not off the hook yet Pat. We are still thinking of moving to a foreign country, possibly Milwaukee.


  61. - Streator Curmudgeon - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 4:17 pm:

    “Pat, you ever pull a smackdown like that on me again, you’re going to need every product in our pain aisle.”


  62. - Streator Curmudgeon - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 4:18 pm:

    “This is a power tie, Governor, a power tie, you hear me? Like all the big shot bankers wear in Geneva.”


  63. - Streator Curmudgeon - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 4:20 pm:

    “Yeah, and you pull any more tax hikes and I’ll move our headquarters to the Cayman Islands. I know an important guy who would love to help me do just that!”


  64. - Streator Curmudgeon - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 4:25 pm:

    “You know what makes me laugh, Pat? I’ll tell you what makes me laugh. I file down one tire on every other shopping cart then watch an old lady got thump-thump-thump through the store. Man, that’s a scream.”


  65. - Streator Curmudgeon - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 4:28 pm:

    “Look! Over by that Marlboro display. It’s Judy Baar Topinka!”


  66. - Streator Curmudgeon - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 4:30 pm:

    “You know what’s uglier than politics, Governor? Toenail fungus!”


  67. - Streator Curmudgeon - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 4:31 pm:

    “The most bizarre question our pharmacists have ever been asked? Believe me, Pat, you don’t wanna know.”


  68. - walker - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 4:33 pm:

    “I took care of my business with this decision, you take care of yours.”


  69. - Streator Curmudgeon - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 4:34 pm:

    “Here’s something you can use in October. Bruce Rauner? Flat feet. Flatter than your mamma’s steam iron.”


  70. - Streator Curmudgeon - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 4:36 pm:

    “Yeah, Ricola. When you wake up in the morning and you sound like JBT, that’s what you wanna take.”


  71. - Streator Curmudgeon - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 4:38 pm:

    “I’ll tell you what made the difference for me. When Rick Perry told me to start wearing glasses.”


  72. - Working night and day... - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 4:41 pm:

    “Just remember to roll your R’s like this…Rrrrrricola…think you can do that?”


  73. - William j Kelly - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 4:50 pm:

    Greg: well, at least you have to admit Switzerland is a classier way to dodge paying taxes than those shady cayman island accounts. Quinn: we can agree on that partner!


  74. - Cook County Commoner - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 4:51 pm:

    Back off or I let the world know what you have.


  75. - 13thone - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 4:56 pm:

    And don’t forget your “shingles” shot. Right here at the corner of not so happy & healthy.


  76. - 13thone - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 4:58 pm:

    INVERSION? I’ll show you Inversion.


  77. - 13thone - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 5:15 pm:

    Inversion? Immersion, aspersion, aversion, conversion, dispersion, diversion, excursion, immersion, incursion, perversion, reversion, submersion, subversion, persian, ok Governor,your turn. PQ: ERauner, Downer, Clowner, Frowner,boughner, browner, crowner, goughnour, lawner, loughner, towner, Son of a oops let that one slip.


  78. - 13thone - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 5:18 pm:

    As soon as my concealed carry permit arrives, I won’t be pointing just my finger at you or your bully friends. I have money, I should be respected, Bruce told me so!


  79. - SamHall - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 5:58 pm:

    Backbones? Two aisles over that way.


  80. - FormerParatrooper - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 5:59 pm:

    Our American made product is in aisle 3 and some in the candy aisle is made here too.


  81. - Streator Curmudgeon - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 6:10 pm:

    “Have you heard Loose Gravel’s new single, ‘The Pay-for-Play Polka?’ It’s peppy, man, real peppy.”


  82. - Streator Curmudgeon - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 6:11 pm:

    “You know what that lawn of yours needs, Governor? Gnomes. Lots of gnomes. Aisle four.”


  83. - Yellow Dog Democrat - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 6:22 pm:

    “Of COURSE there is always room for a guy like you at Walgreens. In fact, we’ve reserved some space for you right there next to the Happy Fitzmas cards.”


  84. - Streator Curmudgeon - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 6:25 pm:

    “Yes, it’s true, Governor. Walgreen’s is the official supplier of pork rinds for Capitol Fax.”


  85. - Streator Curmudgeon - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 6:26 pm:

    “So I said to Bill Gates, ‘You’re giving it ALL away? What are you, nuts?”


  86. - Hit or Miss - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 6:30 pm:

    If you are looking to apply for a job at our stores you need to get in line over there behind Squeezy the Pension Python.


  87. - A Citizen - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 6:30 pm:

    Yes,governor REALLY , Analgesics are taken Orally. Why do you ask?


  88. - Streator Curmudgeon - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 6:33 pm:

    “Do you know what that Lincoln Presidential Museum needs? A Dr. Scholl’s display, that’s what it needs.”


  89. - Madison - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 7:13 pm:

    The governors job is already taken by me; however, I have no problems if you write on your WG badge “Cashier-Elect”.


  90. - VanillaMan - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 8:15 pm:

    “It says right here that your expiration date is 01/2015.”


  91. - Just The Way It Is One - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 8:20 pm:

    “At OSco, you can count on people who CARE, but at WALgreens, Governor, you can count on people who know how to MAKE MONEY so it’s a Win-Win for both of us…!”


  92. - A Citizen - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 8:23 pm:

    No gov do not use innuendo and analgesics in the same line in your stump speach.


  93. - modest proposal - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 9:15 pm:

    “Bruce Rauner sounds like a bigger pain in the butt than Express Scripts, and Express Scripts won in the end too.”


  94. - checkout - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 9:21 pm:

    Pat we may need some part time checkers, after November. It will just be part time, no benefits and just minimum wage!


  95. - greedy - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 9:34 pm:

    I need more money!


  96. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Aug 6, 14 @ 10:14 pm:

    Pull my finger


  97. - SCR - Thursday, Aug 7, 14 @ 6:40 am:

    We are staying in Illinois because you will be going in November


  98. - OneMan - Thursday, Aug 7, 14 @ 7:11 am:

    As I told your campaign folks, we don’t have anything that treats the rambles…

    Also we generally have stuff to make people less blue, not more blue.


  99. - Spidad60 - Thursday, Aug 7, 14 @ 8:23 am:

    For the last time, Governor, no Cialis without a prescription!


  100. - Anon. - Thursday, Aug 7, 14 @ 8:40 am:

    Wait — which finger does Rahm use again?


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