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Monday, February 22, 2010

Dude! Where's your pharmacy?

It seems that the location of the pharmacy I work at has left some customers coming into my store thinking we are another pharmacy. This would not be a problem, except the customer is never wrong, especially about the location of where they or their neighbor, or their 4 times removed cousins-sisters-baby daddy dropped off their prescription.

At least three times a week we have someone come to pick up a prescription that we do not have, much less have the person in question in our computer system. Most leave after yelling at us after they realize this is not ABC Pharmacy, this is XYZ Pharmacy, clearly labeled on several areas in the store, including the large blinking sign out front. Every time this happens, I always wonder does McDonald's and Burger King have to deal with this lack of genius?

- McFury CPhT


Grumpy, M.D. said...

Yeah, we get people wandering in looking for the neurologist across the street all the time, and are shocked he isn't here.

vijay said...

haha....I'm laughing my ass off. This made me to remember one popular saying "Ignorance is bliss". I know this is totally irrelevant. I just want to say it.

Anonymous said...

One lady actually said we drove her rx to the compitition down the street, let them fill it and then brought back to our store for her to buy.....because she NEVER has been to the other pharmacy. She complained to the DM about us doing this. LMAO

Natika said...

Yes they do. You get a dirty look when you try to order a Big Mac at Burger king!

Anonymous said...

This happens everywhere. I used to work at a steakhouse, and people would regularly order off of Olive Garden's menu.
"What kind of pasta do you guys have, again? I love the pasta!"
"Oh, umm. The only pasta we have on the menu is Mac-n'-cheese as a side dish."
"Oh. You must have gotten rid of it."
"Maybe." I've worked here for two years, and you're not the first person to do this. No, we never have served whatever-the-fuck you just ordered. This happens with coupons with extra-frequency. Apparently after driving to a restaurant, walking into the labeled building, and being greeted with "Welcome to XXXSteakhouse" about fifty times, you still don't know where you are.

I'm so glad I quit that shit, but I'll be back to it in some new form soon enough, I guess.