But you have a lot a gull to blame this woman for what happened to her. Screw that. Asthma inhalers run out, and serve attacks cannot be predicted. My inhaler ran out unexpectedly while I was on vacation in NYC. Because I go to a student clinic, I don't have a regular doc to call in a refill for me anywhere. I spent the rest of vacation drinking coffee, avoiding milk, and taking antihistamines.. doing all the little tricks to suppress my own asthma.
Also, aerosol inhalers are not easy to predict when they will run out. The weight of the inhaler barely changes.
If I had to go to the ER I would have. The thing is, this woman wouldn't have had to go to the ER if she got her medicine on time. She was a dollar short.. The only person being irresponsible about her health was the pharm clerk. She didn't have the right amount of money, but she was doing the right thing... that is a difference.
Personally, I would have paid the dollar.. or I would have allowed her to take the medication and wait for them to return with the rest of the money. I wouldn't put another person through it knowing what it's like to suffer like that with nobody to help... I think it's cruel and scariest thing I ever went through in my life