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Rafagon

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Miami is so shady...

[crowd] How shady is it?

It's so shady that guys post signs on street lights advertising their desire to buy diabetic test strips cash. Whatever happened to buying them at a phαrmαcy?

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Ledsteplin

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Miami is so shady...

[crowd] How shady is it?

It's so shady that guys post signs on street lights advertising their desire to buy diabetic test strips cash. Whatever happened to buying them at a phαrmαcy?

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Maybe wants a better deal than the pharmacy. They're not cheap if you don't have insurance that covers them. I think you also need a script for them. Maybe, for whatever reason, they can't get one.
 
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Maybe wants a better deal than the pharmacy. They're not cheap if you don't have insurance that covers them. I think you also need a script for them. Maybe, for whatever reason, they can't get one.
You don't need a prescription for diabetes test strips. I don't personally think they're that expensive (I got them through Amazon), but I finally started getting them and the glucose meter for free through my retired military health plan.
 

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Miami is so shady...

[crowd] How shady is it?

It's so shady that guys post signs on street lights advertising their desire to buy diabetic test strips cash. Whatever happened to buying them at a phαrmαcy?

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There is black market for glucose test strips. Second-hand testing supplies are in high demand due to increasing healthcare costs. Diabetics who receive test strips for free or highly discounted though their insurance can then sell them to people who will resell them online for less than the retail price. The black market seller profits and the uninsured/underinsured buyer gets a discount.

http://www.healthline.com/diabetesmine/going-undercover-to-investigate-selling-test-strips-for-cash
 

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You don't need a prescription for diabetes test strips. I don't personally think they're that expensive (I got them through Amazon), but I finally started getting them and the glucose meter for free through my retired military health plan.
My wife said she has to have a prescription. She may be confused about it. It could be she needs a script to get them free.
 

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My wife said she has to have a prescription. She may be confused about it. It could be she needs a script to get them free.
That is probably the case. I've had to buy them for my father on Amazon when he was almost out and his provider said it would be at least a week to get them to him. Amazon Prime to the rescue & it was actually a little cheaper too.
 

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There is black market for glucose test strips. Second-hand testing supplies are in high demand due to increasing healthcare costs. Diabetics who receive test strips for free or highly discounted though their insurance can then sell them to people who will resell them online for less than the retail price. The black market seller profits and the uninsured/underinsured buyer gets a discount.
I had a hunch something shady was going on.
 

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This was passed on to me by someone who couldn't figure it out. I was unable to figure it out, either.

If you can figure it out, jump right in.

Obviously, disguise any words which may be expletives.

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It’s a Spongebob Reference. Specifically, it’s the episode where Patrick and Spongebob learn to swear by reading graffiti off a dumpster behind the Krusty Krab. Spongebob repeats the swear reference line to Patrick - the dolphins represent the dolphin sounds that were used to censor the swears.

Google is your friend.

ps - There is a YouTube that references the sound of the three dolphins as well but it references a significant amount of nsfw language.
 
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Rafagon

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Try this awesome life hack. It's a Rafagon original; I've never heard it mentioned anywhere else.

Pour a very small amount of chlorine on the tip of your main typing/swiping finger(s). Leave it alone for about 15 seconds. Rinse thoroughly.

Dry the area thoroughly. Now pick up your smartphone and try typing and swiping. Feels much better than usual, right? And when you swipe, you should notice that the friction between your fingertip and your smartphone's screen has been reduced to nearly nil.
 

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Try this awesome life hack. It's a Rafagon original; I've never heard it mentioned anywhere else.

Pour a very small amount of chlorine on the tip of your main typing/swiping finger(s). Leave it alone for about 15 seconds. Rinse thoroughly.

Dry the area thoroughly. Now pick up your smartphone and try typing and swiping. Feels much better than usual, right? And when you swipe, you should notice that the friction between your fingertip and your smartphone's screen has been reduced to nearly nil.
Washing your hands or taking a shower once in a while does wonders, too. :D