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    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!”

    Health Care(less)

    | Greenville, SC, USA |

    Me: “That will be $43.78, ma’am.”

    Customer: “Oh, no it won’t.”

    Me: “I’m sorry, did you have insurance? You weren’t in the system. Do you have your card on you?”

    Customer: “No, I don’t have insurance. Obama said health care is free.”

    Me: “I don’t think that’s how it works, ma’am.”

    There’s No Pills Like Home, Part 2

    | New Jersey, USA |

    (My phone number is 1 number off a nearby pharmacy. We get a lot of misdials. My father happens to actually be a pharmacist but he doesn’t work there.)

    Me: “Hello?”

    Caller: “Hello? You just say Hello? How dare you be so rude! You should say “thank you for calling”!”

    Me: “Oh, you must be looking for [pharmacy]. You have the wrong number.”

    Caller: “Liar! How would you know what store I’m looking for? You’re just trying not to get in trouble. Give me your manager.”

    Me: “Ma’am, I don’t have a manager. You’ve called a private residence. The number for the pharmacy is close to our number, so we get a lot of wrong calls.”

    Caller: “This is outrageous! Give me your manager! I will not be treated this way!”

    (At this point the caller was rambling and being rude so I hung up the phone. She called back, and my father answered it.)

    Father: “Hello?”

    Caller: “Is this the manager? Thank god! I want to know if [drug] can be taken with food! And you should fire that girl that answered before, she was very rude to me! I want to file a complaint!”

    Father: “Ma’am, this is not the grocery store pharmacy. You just told off my 14-year old daughter. I happen to be a pharmacist. That drug does not need to be taken with food. However, you should see a doctor about your ears, as you clearly can’t hear a word anyone says.”

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    There’s No Pills Like Home

    Seriously Bad Hair Day

    | Melbourne, Australia |

    (It’s 10pm we are in the final motions of locking up, registers closed and lights off. I’m just locking the door.)

    Customer: *runs up in a panic* “Oh no! You are closed? It’s an emergency! I really need to buy one thing!”

    Me: “Sorry, we’re closed. Maybe you could come back in the morning.”

    Customer: “No! I can’t wait that long-this is an emergency! Please help me!”

    Me: “OK, I suppose I can help you quickly for an emergency. Do you need antibiotics or paracetamol or something?”

    Customer: “I need a packet of hair pins!”

    How To Seize The Moment

    | Tallmadge, OH, USA |

    (An elderly woman is having a seizure and obviously 911 was called to the scene.)

    Customer: “Excuse me, but when can I get my prescription?”

    Me: “Ma’am, this woman is having a seizure and needs medical attention right away.”

    Customer: “But I was here before her!”


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