Monday, January 26, 2015

Advice for NEW Pharmacy Patrons...

If you step up to the counter and no one helps you within five seconds, do one or more of the following:

Drop your keys on the counter

Clear your throat

Knock on the counter

Rustle your purse, bag, or keys

Say "Hello Hello" because one "Hello" just isn't enough

Look around the entire store like you need help

Look around the store like you're admiring the view of the Grand Canyon. Stand on your tippy toes while doing this

Whistle a merry tune

Lift your body up and look over the counter to see if anyone is back there

Do a fake cough

Sigh loudly

If you're chewing gum, blow a large bubble until it pops loudly

Drop your purse on the counter

Drum on the counter like you're in a rock and roll band

Say "I'll call you back, I'm at the pharmacy" while holding your cell phone to your ear. If it is a flip-phone, snap it shut loudly

Have your baby make noise or start to cry

Yell out, "Is [name of the other pharmacist] here?

Walk down to the other window briskly, look mad, and say "We need some help down here!"

If another ten seconds pass, try another item from the list above. If that doesn't work, immediately get a manager from the grocery. There's absolutely no reason why you should have been made to wait a minute or two.


Anonymous said...

Welcome back! I missed your blog. I hope everything got resolved happily on your end. And as for these comments, so very true. I will watch people walk up in the mirror and before I can say "I'll be with you in just a moment," I will get a "Hello? Is anyone here?"

bcmigal said...

Hurray! Your were missed! I love those folks who stay on their cell phones and then are offended when "interrupt" them because we do not have all the time in the world to wait for them...yeesh.

Glad you are back!

Mrs_R said...

Welcome back! Missed your daily installment of common sense and snark.

Anonymous said...

We have a lot of Canadians at our US pharmacy and they like to thrust their whole body through our drop-off window, shout,"Excuse me" a few times, then ask you for a product only found in Canada.