Clearly They Need Drugs

, , , , | Right | August 2, 2018

(A customer comes up through my pharmacy drive-thru and hands me a script for Oxycontin, 30mg, which we do not carry.)

Customer: “I’d like to fill this script here.”

Me: “I’m sorry, sir, but we don’t carry this particular medication.”

Customer: “But I want it.”

Me: “We don’t carry this, though. There’s a pharmacy a few blocks from here that does carry this; have you tried filling there?”

Customer: “I don’t want to fill it there. I want it here. You know what? I’m not going to argue with you morons. I’ll come back in an hour to pick it up.”

(I have had no chance to verify any information for this patient — no date of birth, no phone number. The patient comes back in about twenty minutes:)

Customer: “Is it ready yet?”

Me: “No, and we don’t carry this medication.”

Customer: “But I want it now! You had a whole hour to figure it out! Let me speak to your manager!”

(I bring my manager over, and she tells him the exact same thing.)

Customer: “Oh, really? I didn’t know that. Maybe your employee should have told me that before wasting my time.”

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Don’t Like What They’re Cooking Up

, , , , , | Related | May 30, 2017

(I am attending my son’s fourth grade class for a Mother’s Day celebration. My son gives me a heads up about the process.)

Son: “So, each of us wrote something about our mothers. We’ll read it in front of everybody, we sing a song, and then you’ll have your cake and tea.”

Me: “Aww, that’s really sweet.”

Son: *whispers* “No, what’s actually sweet is the fact that, in my writing, I did not mention your cooking skills because I love you.”

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