What the hell is up with Blogger and/or my computer? I'm typing, and it's way, way behind. For example, right now the screen is showing me typing "and/or" near the end of the first sentence, even though I'm all the way over here at the end of the third sentence typing "typing." Frustrating.
I took Henry for his 2-week check-up this morning. On the way, I dropped off my prescription at a pharmacy with a drive-up window. My plan was to thank them when I picked up the prescription for having a drive-up. What a great thing for a mother of five, four of whom are currently in the car and three of whom have to be buckled/unbuckled and can't be trusted to walk. But when I came back 90 minutes later for my "this will be ready in 30 minutes" prescription, it was not yet ready.
One reason I get very, very crabby when that happens is that I know there is no one to bitch at. I worked for awhile as a pharmacy technician and the problem is usually understaffing, and bitching at the clerk just makes the clerk feel yuckier than she already feels: she doesn't like the understaffing, either, and she's about to quit from being run off her feet and yelled at all the time. Complaining to management doesn't help, since then they yell at the clerk, too, rather than drawing the conclusion that their "save money by pissing off customers" idea isn't working out. So I just held my teeth together in a grim approximation of a smile and said, "These things happen" and "I'll come back later"--when I would really have preferred to let loose about how annoying this was and how I really couldn't come back later unless I loaded four children into the car.
One thing that helps get the prescription done on time is to tell the clerk at drop-off when you'll be back. Like, if I'd said, "Okay, we're going to a doctor appointment and I'll be back in an hour," she would have written that time on the prescription and it probably would have been ready. But I was a big dim and didn't think to do this.
Hey, do you have any pressing pharmacy questions? Like, why does it take so long to fill a prescription? Or, why do they always give me the generic? Or, do the clerks remember everyone in town who has a male-enhancement prescription, and do they notice how many tablets are gone through per month? Ask away, that's what I'm here for. Swistle: Where to go for HOTTT pharmacy tips!
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