The Pharmacy Chick

Flying the coup in retail

A daydreaming channel surfer

Filed under: Uncategorized — pharmacychick at 6:00 pm on Thursday, September 1, 2011

I was flipping thru the channels the other day and passed thru one of those court shows where somebody is suing somebody in small claims court.  I didn’t stick around long enough to catch the  reason for the suit or who won/lost, but managed to catch a piece of it where the judge was giving somebody the business..and doing it very well. 

As I often do, I thought to myself:  Wouldn’t it be nice to have that kind of position… the Judge PC of pharmacy.  Here’s why:

1.  You have to be sworn in to even speak to the judge which means that you swear to tell the truth ( even if you really dont mean it).

2. If you get caught in a lie,  you get into WAY more trouble than if you had told the ugly truth in the first place.

3.  You are not allowed to give the judge any crap what-so-ever. You must be respectful to the judge..its the rules. You do not argue with the judge, you do not speak unless you have permission.   One smart mouth comment and that hammer comes down and you are outa-there. I want one of those hammers.

4.  I’d love to be able to hold some of my customers in contempt of court, pharmacy.

5. the Judge has a Bailiff with him/her at all times who handles all the smart mouths,  and removes them from her sight. I want a bailiff too.

Which means that when Mr Scumdog comes in and tries to tell the boss that I was rude because I refused to refill his 30 day vicodin rx 15 days early, I can  slam my gavel down and say ” You!  Shut the (&*%! up you drug seeking slimeball. Out of my courtoom Pharmacy right now”  And my very buff and obedient bailiff escorts said slimeball to jail.

Welcome to my daydream!


Comment by Dr. Grumpy

September 1, 2011 @ 8:11 pm

“I shoot first, and fill prescriptions later.

Comment by The Ole' Apothecary

September 2, 2011 @ 9:15 am

I once dated an Irish-born woman and told her what I went through in retail pharmacy. She told me, in words to the effect of, “If they treated the chemist [pharmacist] like that in Ireland, they would quickly learn that they were going to have to go and find another chemist.” Now, this was before the Internet, yet I read Australian blogs, and these tend to suggest that the Australian pharmacists are in the same boat that we are in the U.S., that we don’t have the judge’s gavel. Great post, PC, because physicians seem to have had the gavel you speak of. Pharmacists don’t. Do nurses, I wonder?

Comment by Jon

September 3, 2011 @ 5:27 pm

Anyone who has to deal with the general public should have an armed bailiff and the power to turn that bailiff loose.

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