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    Category: Health & Body

    Stupid customers in stories are bad enough. However, dealing with a customer’s health issues may be hazardous to your own health! Please consult your doctor before continuing.

    The Truth Is A Bitter Pill To Swallow

    | Vancouver Island, BC, Canada | Health & Body

    Customer: “Why isn’t my prescription ready yet?”

    Me: “We’re trying to get in contact with your doctor because of a problem with the prescription. You’re profile says you’re allergic to penicillin. Is that correct?”

    Customer: “Oh yeah, that stuff is real bad for me!”

    Me: “The medication your doctor prescribed has penicillin in it, so we’re trying to get a hold of him to find out what he wants you to take.”

    Customer: “Oh, well, he wants me to take the penicillin. That’s what he wrote down, right?”

    Me: “Yes, but you said you were allergic to it.”

    Customer: “But he’s a doctor, so he knows what’s best. If that’s what he wrote, then just give me that.”

    Me: “Well, we’ll check with him first to make sure that it’s safe for you.”

    Customer: “Of course it’s safe for me or the doctor wouldn’t have prescribed it! He probably just cured my allergies. Check my old prescriptions; I bet he prescribed me something to cure my allergy!”

    High School Dropouts Work On The Pharm

    | Boston, MA, USA | Health & Body, School

    (I work as a pharmacy tech at a chain pharmacy. I am also currently in pharmacy school and will be a pharmacist one day.)

    Customer: “You should be ashamed of yourself!”

    Me: “I’m sorry. Can I help you with something?”

    Customer: “No! I refuse to be helped by a high school dropout! You should be ashamed of yourself for working where children can see you! You are going to make them think that it is okay to not have an education!”

    Me: “Ma’am, I am not a high school dropout. I have a high school diploma and I am currently in pharmacy school working towards a Doctor of Pharmacy. I am going to be a pharmacist one day.”

    Customer: “Stop lying! I have never heard of a pharmacist before. You are a high school dropout!”

    Manager: “Can I help you?”

    Customer: “Yes! Your employee is lying to me! She says she is going to be a pharmacist! That job doesn’t exist!”

    (The manager looks at our pharmacist who is near tears from laughing so hard.)

    Manager: “Ma’am, see the man over there? He’s the one who filled your prescription. He is a pharmacist.”

    Customer: “No he isn’t! He just counts pills! You don’t need school for that!”

    Off-Handed Comment

    | Manchester, UK | Health & Body, Technology

    Caller: “Hi, I’ve placed an order some weeks back and I’m just chasing up when it might be delivered.”

    Me: “Certainly, just bear with me a moment. I’ll just need to track it on the computer.”

    (I proceed to log on to the order system, having a bit of difficulty as I’m only able to type with one hand while the other holds the phone.)

    Me: “Sorry, bear with me a moment, it’s quite difficult to type with one hand.”

    Caller: *in a sincere tone* “Why have you only got one hand?”

    His Heart Just Wasn’t In It

    | Saint Clair Shores, MI, USA | Food & Drink, Health & Body

    (A customer looks like he is in a huge hurry. After 5 minutes of looking at the menu, he orders a grilled sandwich.)

    Me: “It will take a little longer for the grilling.”

    Customer: “I only have 5 minutes.”

    Me: “Well I suggest you not get it grilled because it will take about 8 minutes.”

    Customer: “I want it grilled and I want it in 5 minutes!”

    (After 5 minutes of the customer pacing up and down, he comes up to the counter.)

    Customer: “I need the sandwich now!”

    Me: “Ok, it’s being wrapped up for you sir.”

    Customer: “I am a heart surgeon, and I have a critical patient that I’m supposed to be operating on right now! I was supposed to be there a half hour ago!”

    (I give him his sandwich and he hurries out the door. Five minutes later, he rushes back4 through the door.)

    Customer: “I need extra Russian dressing!”

    Paperwork Doesn’t Take A Huge Leap (Year)

    | Long Island, NY, USA | Health & Body

    Me: “Okay, I’m just going to give you some paperwork to fill out.”

    Patient: “Paperwork? Again? I fill it out every single time I come here!”

    Me: “Well, it looks to me as if the last time you were seen here was over four years ago.”

    Patient: “So what? Nothing has changed since then!”

    Me: “Alright. So, do you still have [type of medical insurance]?”

    Patient: “Oh, no. I uh, switched insurances. Oh, and I moved too.”

    Me: “So there have been some changes in the last four years? Then you’ll need to update your paperwork.”

    Patient: *snatches papers from my hand* “Well obviously things have changed. It’s been four whole years since I’ve been here, you know!”


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