Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Groundhog Day, Again

I know there are people way worse off than me right now, but I'm gonna complain about stuff anyway. It helps to get it off my chest. Maybe it's just the cabin fever talking.

1. PIGSTY PHARMACIES. Half eaten food, water bottles, pop cans, dirty dishes. Make it go away.
2. ENDLESS CHIT-CHAT. Worked with someone last week who wouldn't stop talking. Stop it! I can't think. I can't concentrate. No problem, I'll just do all the work while you are chatting. Why are you here again?
3. FAILING TECHNOLOGY. The computer system is slow. The computer system is down. The register is down. Why don't we just hang a sign on the door: Go Away, We Don't Want Your Business. How's that for a business model?
4. FOREIGN NAMES. I'm sorry, but you're going to have to spell it. Rattling it off and staring at me defiantly isn't going to get us anywhere.
5. GIVE ME YOUR NAME. Speaking of staring, announcing you're here to pick up a prescription and then staring at me silently isn't getting us anywhere either. I'm gonna need your name. Think about it, you'll catch on.
6. FLEX SPENDING CARDS. What a pain in the ass these are, and I know they make them that way on purpose.
7. ASKING ME HOW LONG IT'S GOING TO TAKE. Did you ask the nurse that question? Did you ask the doctor that question? Did you tell the doctor to hurry up because you have to get back to work? And when I give you my best-guess answer, don't argue or try to bargain with me. Believe me, this is no fun for me either.
8. AND OTHER THINGS THAT JUST IRRITATE ME RIGHT NOW. The main selling point for a pregnancy test is that it's the "easiest to read." What a great start in life for the kid who's mother is too dumb to read the test....
9. THE WINTER OLYMPICS (and the summer olympics) cost too much money. The Beijing Olympic stadium is sitting in disuse and rotting. What a waste.

I can't wait till spring.


Grumpy, M.D. said...


Anonymous said...

Double Amen.

The Redheaded Pharmacist said...

Triple Amen, lol.
I had a patient that spent the entire time we were filling his Flexeril arguing over how long it was going to take and standing right at the drop off window which was exactly where the computer terminal I was using to enter his script was located. My immediate boss happened to be at the store that day checking on a few things and she heard the entire exchange. Keep in mind this was literally the day before our first snow storm hit a few weeks ago and everyone and their mother was getting all of their prescriptions filled that day at what was a busy store anyway. Even my boss made a comment about how rude that guy was after he left the store, lol. It isn't that I don't have sympathy for people in pain or seemingly in pain. It's just that customers have to realize one simple fact: being a complete prick doesn't make a pharmacy fill your prescription faster! In fact it works quite the opposite, it will take LONGER. And for the record, I had told him 20-30 minutes for his wait and considering the amount of business we had that day and the staff we had to work I thought that was a really reasonable wait time myself!


GeorgiaRPh said...

Totally feeling your pain about the mrssy pharmacy. One part-time neat-nik is no match for 10+ slobs. Sigh...

timmygirldoubledouble said...

"ASKING ME HOW LONG IT'S GOING TO TAKE. Did you ask the nurse that question? Did you ask the doctor that question? Did you tell the doctor to hurry up because you have to get back to work?"

I work triage- yes they asked. Hourly. And after every patient that I had to send back immediately so they wouldn't die in my triage chair. I've stopped trying to answer.