Monday, January 18, 2016

Amazing Stories of Rudeness, Part I

I'm typing in a new prescription for a new patient, getting personal details such as name, address, date of birth, etc. when another lady walks up and inserts herself between the new patient and the drop off window.

"Where's the glucose tablets?" she asks.

I'm amazed at the rudeness. I look over her shoulder to the lady that I was working with and tell her I'll be just a moment. I rush to the back counter, grab a box of glucose tablets, and start opening it as I rush my way back.

"Why are you opening it?" she asks.

"I don't want you to go into hypoglycemic shock," I blast back.

"I just want to buy some..." she starts.

"Oh," I said. "Since you pushed your way in front of the lady I was helping I figured this must be an emergency."

Lady, looking embarrassed, takes the container of tablets and slinks away.

Point made. Pharmacist: 1, Rude Patient: 0


Zed said...

Hilarious! Her lining up skills can only improve from here
The Medic Mind

Anonymous said...

Love this!

Many moons ago, I worked at a grocery store right about when cell phones were the "it item" for the elite. I worked in a posh area so most of the customers started carrying them and more often than not, they would throw their items on the register and continue talking on the phone. I would just stand there and stare at them and wait....and wait....and- wait. When they finally looked up from their phones, I would tell them "I can wait for you to finish your call". That always seemed to get their attention and they would get off of the phone while I completed their transaction.

The rudeness of people never ceases to amaze me!