The Pharmacy Chick

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We all need a top 10 list: Here’s a start!

Filed under: Uncategorized — pharmacychick at 4:37 pm on Sunday, March 22, 2009

Although I can never stay awake long enough to watch him, I have always enjoyed David Letterman’s top 10 lists.  Some are more funny than others.  I think we pharmacists need our own.  I started jotting some thoughts down on paper. 

PC’s top 10 ways you can tell you are no longer welcome at a pharmacy.

10.  You tell them your name is John Smith and they ask you to spell your name…..twice.

9.  Your pharmacy is out of everything you order…every month.

8.  You find your child resistant bottles glued shut

7.  The pharmacy staff seems all to happy to give you a 3 or 6 months supply of medication

6.  Nobody says hello but everybody enthusiastically waves goodbye when you leave

5.  If you special order something and ask when it will arrive, they respond “when Hell freezes over”.

4. When you call the pharmacy they always put you on hold…and never come back.

3.  You’ve been coming to the pharmacy for 20 years and while you recognize everybody, they dont recognize you.

2. You call the pharmacy to ask when they close and they ask you  “when are you coming in?! and they always “close” the hour before you want.

And the number one reason you can tell you are no longer welcome at your pharmacy

1.  When you come to the counter, all the pharmacy staff huddles to draw straws and the one with the short straw has to wait on you. 

Any contributions you have would be welcome! Who needs to stop at TEN?



Comment by sickofstupidpeople

March 22, 2009 @ 7:56 pm

When the pharmacist sees you coming, she makes a beeline for the bathroom! (been there, done that)


Comment by CPhT

March 23, 2009 @ 4:30 am

9 and 1 are definitely us at my pharmacy! I’ve also been known to pull out the trash cans and hide in their cubby holes if it’s someone truly horrible.


Comment by deb

March 24, 2009 @ 5:34 am

you hear the staff all saying “not it”


Comment by Andrea

June 4, 2009 @ 8:27 pm

1. You receive a coupon to transfer an rx to a competitor’s pharmacy when you pick up your prescription This is brilliant! I wish I had thought about it myself!

2. You see the pharmacy staff spraying air fresheners as soon as you walk into the store, while you are at the counter, and immediately after you leave, and it’s only winter

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