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05 April 2010 @ 12:58 am
Another Rant but with purpose  

A list of things I do NOT need to know about you...

1. The reason why you are not able to pick up your medication from the pharmacy.
2. What illness you have and thusly the reason for taking medication. (This is idiocy.)
3. That you are going on vacation and need your medication. (Are you mocking me?)
4. How many pills you have left in your bottle. ( I care, I really do.)
5. The hour in which you expect to arrive to pick up your prescription. (I'll be waiting, I promise.)
6. How long you have been doing business with our store and why we need to treat you in a special manner.
7. That you need a prescription filled but you haven't brought it to us yet and therefore you must drive up to the store to give it to us. In the end, our conversation has been useless as I have taken no useful information from you. 
8. That you are going shopping to pass the time as your prescription is filled. (By the way can you grab some milk for me?)


Another list of things you shouldn't do while calling the pharmacy...

1. Call in another pharmacy's RX number and expect me to know what you're talking about.
2. Have the TV blaring in the background. (OMG I love that show too! >.<)
3. Call me, tell me you have a refill, start to read the number and then remember suddenly how bad your eye-sight is and then dig around for your glasses while I patiently wait. 
4. Call in a refill and yell across the room to your spouse for the RX number and then repeat it to me. 
5. Call in for a medication that you do not have the RX number for, nor do you know what it is for or the last time you received it. 
6. Get mad at us for not contacting your physician. (Last I checked, YOU were responsible for your medications.)
7. Ask if we will stay open for you just before we close, when I know you called 4 hours earlier to ask our business hours.
8. In general: Being rude and ungrateful to the people to fill your medication. 

I'm sorry if this offends anyone who frequents a pharmacy or is seriously ill. I'm just expelling my frustration at some of our more stupid/idiotic/careless customers. Do not think that all pharmacy's feel this way about their customers.

Jesus, my job pisses me off sometimes. 
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Babyluw: sleep like an arrancarbabyluw on April 5th, 2010 10:59 am (UTC)
How manny pills you have left in yuor bottle.

Haha. Some of these are good, the others are great xD
And I can see them happening all the time - must be really frustrating to be you.
Ruyuruyu on April 5th, 2010 02:29 pm (UTC)
You have no idea. T.T
Winter Aconite: Rainbow?winteraconite on April 5th, 2010 01:54 pm (UTC)
My favorite is when they don't actually know what medication they're taking and they want to find out...

"It's round, orange, and tastes sort of bitter. Do you happen to have that here?"

Are you a pharmacist?
Ruyuruyu on April 5th, 2010 02:34 pm (UTC)
YES! "I need my little blue pill, and my green and white pill." Then they end up freaking out when we change drug brands.

Alas, no. At least then I'd be getting paid well for dealing with this shit. I'm a lowly pharmacy technician/receptionist. We are an independent pharmacy and don't the fancy answering service to direct calls. I have to do it all myself and I have heard EVERYTHING imaginable.