Drive Thru Etiquette Part 2:
Up until I started working at McDruggie's, I had foolishly assumed that common sense was, well... common. Typically, I enjoy having a friendly, somewhat casual relationship with my customers. It passes the time and makes the day not suck quite so much. This was the case for much of my shift last night until I heard that sound that makes the chosen few cringe in disgust - the melodic and lilting 'ding-dong' of the drive-thru. For the unindoctrinated, please know this - you need not hit the call button after pulling into the drive-thru. Trust me, we are well aware of your presence. If we don't come running right away, chances are better than great that we are busy. Be patient, my patient.
Call it a sixth sense, but immediately after the first bell, I knew what was coming next. All of the phones in the pharmacy started ringing very loudly at once. This is what happens when the impatient patient hits the call button. It is unintentionally rude, but very veeeeeerrrrrry annoying to those who happen to be in the pharmacy. I can certainly understand if somebody has been sitting in the drive-thru unacknowledged for a couple of minutes and they hit the button out of confusion. But the one-two punch of both of those bells really sets my soul on fire.
I put on my happy mask as I walked to the drive-thru, which turned into a genuine smile when I noticed what was happening before my very eyes. The young man who had chosen to use our drive-thru service had pulled his car up a couple of feet more than normal so he could open his door. He stepped one foot out of the car and stretched his now contorted arm through the small opening he was afforded. You see, his window did not have the ability to go down.
Now, I understand that the drive-thru must be a god send to those who are handicapped, the morbidly obese and those who have been 'blessed' with a whole litter of children (it's a vagina, not a clown car). But if you are a young, healthy man in the prime of your life... and your car window doesn't have the ability to roll down, maybe you should just walk your happy ass inside.
And if you hit that fucking button one more time... I'm sticking a booger on it.