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AN INCIDENT- THAT CHANGES A LIFE (YOURS)

A simple incident can change the direction of your life. Write me about it and I will put it into my blog.

I came from a poor family and I was brought up by my mother (divorced) and grandmother. I never did well in school and failed in grade 7. I knew nothing about studying. When I was 12 years old my mother married and I lived with two step-brothers. They studied, and from them I learned that unless you were exceptionally brilliant you had to study to pass in school. I did very well in my final year in high school and was accepted into Pharmacy, a difficult course for anybody. Studying made the difference.

As I mentioned I came from a poor family and did not have the finances to open a drug store, so the Canadian government came to my rescue. They passed a law which allowed the pharmacist to change a doctor`s prescription to the less expensive generic equivalent with the patients permission. I opened a drug store with no drug stock on the second floor of an apartment building and when I received a prescription I phoned the doctor , got the change and mailed the less expensive medicine to the patient COD All with no overhead. I had a partner and we split his salary.

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Name: Murray Rubin

Short Bio: I was born in Toronto in 1931 to a wonderful mother who divorced shortly before my birth. I owe a great deal of my success to her. I am Jewish but not at all religious, yet my culture plays an important part of my personality. I attended Harbord Collegiate and U. of T. Faculty of Pharmacy. A unique mail-order pharmacy was the first of my endeavours in the profession, followed by many stores throughout Ontario. I have a loving wife, 3 children and grand-children and I am now retired from pharmacy. But what do I write about? Everything! My topics are funny, serious, whimsical, timely, outrageous, inspiring, and inventive. I promise that if you take the time to read any one of these topics – you will not be sorry.

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