Monday, November 2, 2015

You Deal with This

Usually humans communicate with each other by listening to questions and answering them.

But not one of my patients. She's a real pain in the ass. No, her favorite thing to do is tell me about a condition or situation, starting with the history of the earth. Then when she's finally done she'll ask her question.

In most cases, I'll need some clarification on something she's said. But when I try to ask a question, she'll cut me off and talk about something else, usually completely unrelated. Other pharmacists deal with people like this lady. It's also probably why some pharmacists have a drinking problem.

So then I'll try to ask another question and get the same problem. Now I just turn her over to Flynn, our Tech Extraordinaire. He can handle her from now on. I just say, "You deal with this," and walk away.

It's a lot better than having The Authorities come the next day and have me sign a warning letter for my snarky attitude.


Mrs_RoushPAS-I said...

Johnny, what can you make of this?

This? Why, I can make a hat, or a brooch, or a pterodactyl...

Anonymous said...

Go Joe Friday on her ass, "just the facts, ma'am!"