I’ve been taking blood pressure pills for four or five months now, because I’m a portly man with a low tolerance for bullshit. Plus I’m pushing 50 (sweet sainted mother!!), which doesn’t help matters. How did I get so old, so fast? The numbers just don’t add up.
In any case, these pills might be helping me a little. But they’re also hurting. Let me count the ways…
After the doc prescribed the meds, I’ve had to go to three follow-up appointments, which cost $25 each. But that’s not the part that bugs me. It’s that I’m ALWAYS left sitting in the main waiting room for an hour, with tuberculosis patients, and people with full-blown SARS.
Finally, they summon me to the inner sanctum (calling me “Jeffrey”), and I get to sit inside an exam room for another 45 minutes. Then some med student comes in and starts trying to doctor me. But she’s about the same age as my oldest son, and it all feels like an act. That’s probably unfair, but tough shit.
All this aggravates me greatly, and drives my BP up.
Plus, I originally had the prescription going to Target. But I went all the way over there one evening — it’s in a neighboring town — and there was a sign that said the pharmacy is closed because there’s no pharmacist available. What in the pearl-handled hell?? Again, my shit spiked.
I got so pissed at that one, I had the doctor’s office move the prescription to a drug store a few blocks from our house. And it’s been nothing but a giant wad of irritation.
Every time I go there it’s a different price. It’s the exact same prescription on the exact same insurance plan, yet the price always changes. I get the feeling they don’t know what the hell they’re doing, and worry they might mistakenly give me one of those drugs they advertise on TV; the ones that have side effects like “complete loss of skin,” or “sudden change in sexual preference.”
And I can’t have that.
On Friday I went there, braced for combat, and sure enough… a completely new price. They don’t even bounce around between two or three, they come up with a new one every time. I flipped out. Well, my version of it, anyway… I’m not really the type to holler and cuss, and that sort of thing. But I told the clerk I was finished with them, and wouldn’t be returning. I was civil, but made it clear I’d had it with their asshattery.
And as I was driving away, empty handed, my phone rang. It was a local number that I didn’t recognize, so I answered. It was the pharmacist, asking what was going on. I told her, and she said she’d fix it.
I reminded her that this was blood pressure medicine and they were surely sending me to a higher dose. She chuckled, but it wasn’t really a joke. I told her I’d turn around and return, as long as she could promise that I wouldn’t be standing around for a half-hour, beside the reading glasses and the Whitman samplers. She promised, and I went back.
It went smoothly, so maybe I’ll give them another chance. But I’m telling you… if there’s even a hint of trouble the next time, I’m going mail order. Or sending it to Wegmans, or something. Eventually I’ll find the sweet spot, unless I die of a stroke first.
Sheesh. I think I was better off before I started trying to take care of myself a bit. I really do.
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The Qweezy Mark says
I just realized I have nothing to say.
hot fuzz says
That has never stopped me before…
Patty (In Cleveland) says
You would think you would get better service at a neighboorhood drugstore than a big box chain.
T. Farty McAppleass says
Why would you think that?
Jeffrey. Sudden change indeed.
What sort of price variance are we talking about anyway? No direct billing to the insurance company? Might be something to look into while staking out a new pharmacy.
Root 66 says
I’ll bet she “fixed” your prescription! There’s no telling what she put in that bottle. Probably industrial-strength Ex-Lax, or something…
She’s thinking, “That’ll teach him to throw a hissy fit in MY store!”
At least she could no hide pubes in a pill.
No, but she could rub ’em across her pubes a few times… get some pube residue on there.
The drug store here is colsing first of October. Closing. Gone. “It is no more”. Why you ask and how is that possible? They cannot get another pharmacist to take over or even come here a couple days a month to help out. That’s all Andrea wanted. A couple days off here and there. Nope. The nearest drug store will now be 83 miles away and that’s where all the perscriptions are going. And…it’s a Wal-Mart. Our drug store here is a really cool place aside from legal pharmaceuticals and Wal-Mart is not. Stick with the place that called you back. I’m losing my hometown folks and service we all took for granted. Crap!
I feel for you, dto. I have to believe that if they did a cheap nationwide search (something as prosaic as Craig’s List) they could find a pharmacist who would like to retire, but would enjoy working a few days a month. Hell, you live in a part of the country where people retire TO. Seems like a match.
Anyway, to paraphrase the 1970s chemical companies, without drugs life itself would be impossible.
Go mail order, Jeffrey. Three month supplies that auto-refill and no time spent at the pharmacy counter. This message brought to you by a portly, pushing fifty guy with even less patience than you.
Just being called “Jeffrey” (or, in my case, “Madeleine”) would really steam my clams. If you want the respect of being called “Doctor”, then goddamit, call me “Mrs.” or at the least “Ms.” Do we get each other, “Ravi”?
That’s one nice paragraph. And, not that it matters to you, but I think Madeleine is a pretty name.
Thank you, johnthebasket!
Maybe I’m just old fashioned, but I also don’t like it when a young child calls and adult by their first name. I think i was around 40 when I finally stopped calling my friends’ parents “Mr. & Mrs. so and so.” I know I’m fighting a losing battle with this one since adults think they need to be “buddies” with their kids, but the lack of respect is overwhelming. And sad.
As a kid, I called all of my mother and dad’s friends by their first names, and all of my friends called my parents by their first names as well, including all of my classmates parents whether I knew them well or not. Many of my dad’s buddies had some good nicknames including Termite, Pollock, Buck, Flathead, T-Ray, Spaz, Bang-Bang and I did not even know their real names. Maybe it’s an Upper Ohio Valley thing?
When we relocated to Berks County, PA some twenty years ago and my daughter entered grade school, everyone became Mr. or Mrs. whatever. When my daughter’s friends got to high school, I insisted that these kids call me and my wife by our first names and it caught on with most of the other parents also.
I don’t need some 17 year old girl built like Dolly Parton calling me Mister anything. What the fuck, you wanna make me feel old or something?
Root 66 says
Having grown up in a military environment, I was very familiar with addressing my elders and superiors as “Ma’am or Sir.” A habit I still carry with me to this day. I was even accused of being a “smart-mouth” because I called my boss, “Sir.” He didn’t like it one bit and I was terribly puzzled.
I don’t tolerate it when a kid calls me by my first name. I prefer “Mr.” in front of my last name, otherwise you will be totally ignored! Old-fashioned? Maybe…but dang it, I didn’t get this old by accident, so show some respect!
T. Farty McAppleass says
My middle daughter’s name is Madelyn (my wife insisted on the ridiculous “y” in the spelling). We call her “Maddie”. It is a beautiful name.
hot fuzz says
I’m fond of all of the “older” names and would much rather deal with a Jonathan than a Nintendo.
I do my medicine buying at The Kroger. It is right down the road from where I go to the doctor.
I use to get mad about the student doctors, but I don’t anymore.
Several years ago, I got a lecture from one of them about smoking. I noticed he had a pack of smokes in his pocket.
I found that sort of funny.
Pete G says
Just imagine you have to go out of the country for a month – and the pharmacy won’t fill your prescription because it’s too soon. Too soon to have a goddam schizoid embolism (or whateva Arnie had in Total Recall)? Seriously, is there a black market for high blood pressure meds? It’s more like a Rite-Aid death panel.
If your medication falls under the $3 program at Wahl-Marks, that’s worth considering, altho SARS would be way down the list in terms of contact illnesses to worry about…
Brenda Love says
My insurance plan has used both Prime Mail and Medco mail ordering, and I have been pleased with both of them. The only thing I hate is that if you are taking a name-brand drug with a high copay….three months worth of medication can be a bank-breaker if you aren’t prepared.
Are you exercising any? That will really help with the blood pressure within the first week of starting it. I am ready to start up again once I get my ankle in good working order.
I agree about the exercising. I HATE doing it but after I finish a workout I feel so much better. I don’t have high BP but I want to drop 10 pounds and I love eating so I have to move my ass. In fact, my BP is on the low to are-you-conscious? level. (it’s not rare for me to have 98/68).
The correlation between exercise and resting blood pressure is tenuous to nil. There IS a slight correlation between those who have exercised more than 10 hours a week for their entire lives and a slightly lower blood pressure, so if you have a time machine, hop on in.
Hey, exercise is important. It strengthens the cardiovascular systems and is good for the lungs. But when exercise or diet takes on genetics, genetics most always wins. Take the pills.
hot fuzz says
I have the tri-fecta … BP, High cholesterol and Diabeetus… and in the last few months I started a new regime so I take more insulin and less of the other meds… Insulin causes weight gain which leads to glucose intolerance – ie higher blood glucose readings so you need more insulin which leads to more weight gain… lather rinse repeat…and since diabeetus contributes to the other two …. and all three are hereditary… I’m doomed.
Yes, go mail order. And expect them to change–not the price–but the frikkin generic every time they can save a penny. And the story that all generics are the same is just pure bull. Try to convince them of that. Try getting an appointment with your doctor to write “Dispense brand only” or “Don’t dispense this or that generic” on your prescription and see how long that takes. I noticed on the news just a couple of days ago that the generic that my granddaughter’s doctor wanted her to take one a day of in the extended release form instead of the 2 a day she had been doing just fine on for 3 years has finally been taken off the market and is being investigated because–tah-dah!–it appears that the entire dose goes into your system all at once instead of a little bit at a time. Whatever. As for Wallie World? I paid them $7 a pop for years for my husband’s prescription before they really ticked me off one day and made us wait 40 minutes to get 2 prescriptions filled. That was all we wanted to do in their fine establishment that day, just get our meds. But no, they tried to sweat us into buying something–just anything–else. Frankly, I gotta go there because groceries anywhere else would cost me a hundred more a month. However, I did take my prescriptions elsewhere and discovered that I had been paying the $7 copay all along when the plain out and out med cost $4 a month. My friendly local owned neighborhood pharmacy was happy to take their $4 and explain that to me. Nuff said. As for blood pressure meds, we have tried em all on my husband. They make him dizzy, they make him break out, they put him to sleep. And his blood pressure goes up and down, up and down, whether he is on them or not. I imagine with winter coming on I will once again break out the home BP cuff and scare both of us with recordings of his blood pressure until we will pester his doctor to try something else on him. As if there were anything else. We have been through every family of blood pressure pill there is, and all of the grandparents, brothers, sisters and cousins in some of them. It’s an hour drive to the Big Hospital from here. That’s a fur piece to go for a blood pressure pill. I can see the potential for that in our future, though. Before you try anything new, Jeff, be it a medication or a pharmacy, search whatever you are considering along with “complaints with” or “problems with.” You still have to be careful with that. It seems like everybody knows people are doing that and they have shills out there keying in how wonderful their product or company is under the guise of containing information on problems that people want to know about. Good luck with finding a medication with little or no side effects that helps you, and with finding a reliable relatively hassle free place to obtain it.
Hope your hubby finds a BP pill that’s a good genetic match. I started taking BP pills about two years ago, and my BP went from 140/85 to 110/70. Pretty good reduction, and except for the penisitis and the need to wear an eyepatch there are very few side effects.
Best of luck.
hot fuzz says
penisitis? what are the symptoms? or is that what the Further evidence is about today?
The symptoms are an enlarged penis which keeps poking me in the eye.
I gave up on the “Doctor is God” thing many, many years ago.
I’m to the point where I *REFUSE* to pay my co-pay until after I’ve seen the doctor. He has 15 minutes. If I’m not called back by then, I tell the receptionist that the doctor has not made it to our scheduled appointment, please reschedule me when the doctor is available, and don’t you fucking dare charge my insurance for a visit.
If I’m sitting in the examination room more than 15 minutes, same story.
No, I don’t do that to all the doctors just to be an asshole. I do it to the ones that have kept me waiting too long too many times. My time = money too.
I do like the idea of “the doc was a no-show.”
Back in July, my doctor put me on Xanax for stress. I became addicted to Xanax before they finally realized that I had both Lyme disease AND West Nile Virus. Yes, no joke.
In the past month, I was moved over to Klonopin. I’ve been weaning off of that, but it’s a slow process… and there’s really no guidance from anyone. I’m scheduled to see a psychiatrist, but that’s not until next Tuesday.
And in the past week, I’ve developed horrible chest pain that seems related to when I take the Klonopin. One doctor told me to “just stop”… you know, except that a cold-turkey withdrawal could possibly give me a seizure or kill me.
Another doctor wants to switch me back to Xanax for two days to see if the chest pain goes away… and if the pain goes away, they’ll move me over to Valium. But each benzo shift is the same as doing a minor withdrawal. It causes all sorts of weird shit, like headaches and numbness in your limbs.
It’s all a bunch of bullshit.
Weaning off any of those drugs is a huge pain in the ass. I took Paxil for a few years, and the withdrawal made me feel so awful that it took me a year to wean off of the drug. Like being stuck in the bowels of a ship during a bad storm, with a tesla coil implanted in your brain. If your doc wants you to take that medicine, ask him if he hates you.
Sometimes the side effects are worse than the disease.
Sounds like they’re going all “Dr. House” on ya’. “Just put him on this or that, and see what happens.”
My best friend was on Klonopin for a couple of years and could NOT wean himself off. He is now taking 30 mg per day of Valium (big dose) and will wean off of that over 6 months, according to his doctor.
He swears Klonopin is the devil’s drug. Once you get hooked, it is nearly impossible to stop without ending up in the loony bin or killing yourself.
If the doc ever suggests Klonopin, tell them no thanks.
Jimbo–just found your plea for help on a review recommended in today’s WVSR. Do a search for “water titration method” on the web for getting off the little pills from hell, ADA benzos. To help you understand this phenomenon, you might do a search on the half life of various benzos while you’re at it. The aforementioned titration method is prescribed in more enlightened lands across the Pond, but not spoken of in our currently blighted and at some times darkened region of the world. They tell me it works. At least better than seizures, shakes, cramps, sweats, crazies, creepy-crawlies, unbidden and irrational homicidal urges, etc. Perhaps correlating your response to discontinuation with your new found knowledge of half life will be of benefit in planning this endeavor. Different brains evidently have different and unique tolerances that kick in at different dosages for different people. Imagine that. Don’t really know who “they” are, but it might be worth a try. Best o’ luck.
Thanks, I needed this.
The pharmacy I go to fucks up my script everytime I go. They have an auto refill program that never coincides with when I actually need my refills. Their automatic reminder call calls me at least 4 to 5 time a day until I pick it up. It is annoying as hell. When I do pick it up, they never have both ready and have to wait anyway.
“Complete loss of skin” – that one was out-loud-scare-the-cat funny…
Happy Thanksgiving to our Surf Reporters Canadiens! I hope you enjoyed turkle and dressing!!
hot fuzz says
The bird did not die in vane…
I hate to do this to you guys, but:
My prescriptions are free.
My regular doctor visits are free.
My carpal tunnel surgery cost me €38.
Have at me.
Happy Tuesday, Surfers!
The Qweezy Mark says
Ahhhh, the magical collapsing economy!
Of course, there isn’t a dentist in the whole damn country.
True and true.
This one is for my friend, T Farty: http://tech.ca.msn.com/record-breaking-animals#image=3
T. Farty McAppleass says
Pre-she-ate it. Wish I had a ribbed penis.
I’m also on high blood pressure medicine. We have it worked out to a fine art with the pharmacy. No biggie. I go pick it up when I have a couple of pills left in the bottle, and I have to see the doctor every 6 months. I get mine filled at the Publix pharmacy, by the way.
Has anyone else noticed the breakneck speed at which they’re building Walgreen’s stores? Jesus Christ. I hardly ever go to a Walgreen’s, but next time I want to I think I’ll just wait a day or two and surely they’ll have built one closer to me by then.
I think here in NY, Walgreens merged or bought out Duane Reade pharmacies. My area is just over run with Rite Aids and CVS’s.
The Qweezy Mark says
I now have 3 Walgreen’s, 2 CVS, 2 SafeWay w/ pharmacies and 2 local pharmacies within a 4.5 mile radius of me. You can’t drive down the street without gettin’ some kind of pill stuck in your tire treads. Just my luck, I don’t take any prescriptions. If I ever do, you know there will be none to be found.
Jerry in WV says
Just had to share this………………………….I was in the bathroom, here at work, earlier today. While I am in there, someone in one of the stalls decides to blast ass air for at least 45 seconds!! Had to be the loudest, longest fart in history. Needless to say, I made my get away before the funk hit my nose.
WOW – I bet it echoed echoed echoed echoed, too!
Wow! Seriously folks, wow! Please read all the way through…
1. I’m one of those “young doc” types and most of us don’t refer to someone by just a nickname or first name unless requested to do so. However, please learn how to address me correctly as well. I will respond to “Doctor” not “hey,” “you,” or any other ridiculous name you concocted because you didn’t ask the front desk how to pronounce my last name. I’m Scottish/English so it’s not an unusual name. Learn it. Use it. I will do the same for you.
2. Why are you so ignorant to assume that all doc’s should be fifty upon graduation just to pacify your damaged aging ego? We are not getting younger…you are getting older. It happens. It’s called life development. It’s okay. Breathe in. Breathe out. You’ll be fine. Trust me when I say, we are older than we look. I’m accused of being 24 or whatever when I’m 32 and hold 3 degrees. Most of the young “kids” in these professional roles are smart, driven individuals whom you should want to take care of you instead of a washed up doc who’s stuck in the medieval time clinical care practices and unaware of new formulations and mandated care practices. Trust me, I work with them.
3. I worked in a pharmacy through school and sometimes pricing does change. If it’s being priced through insurance than it’s most likely related to the fact that YOUR insurance is pro-rated based on purchasing price which is undoubtedly controlled by (and this shouldn’t be a surprise!) not the pharmacist! Pricing/purchasing is controlled only by corporate. Contracts are placed, bids are made, and products are bought. It’s no different than any other business. So when manufacturers raise their prices, than so do pharmacy’s. When manufacturers cannot keep up with demand (and do not supply the necessary meds) than we are forced to purchase from our second choice contracts who can now jack up the cost…which, unfairly as it may be, does get passed down to the patient.
4. Pricing includes more than the cost of the drug. Pricing includes everything from the software used to managed patient records, to the telephone system MD’s and patients can leave dauntingly long messages on, to the entire staff involved in filling your prescriptions (pharm tech’s, cashiers, pharmacists, etc. etc. etc.).
5. Pricing includes all these staff members because people have become so freakin’ impatient that we are forced to hire more staff than should be necessary. I understand for a person just released from the hospital that receiving their drugs is vital to the recovery process BUT for routine meds (ie. your BP, Cholesterol, Diabeetus) than allow a few days to process these requests. Not only does it provide time for us to fill them but also allows staff members to a) inquire about any discrepancies in dose b) inquire about insurance problems (you hit the max quantity, dose, day supply, blah, blah, blah…this isn’t a fix than can always occur in 10 mins., sometimes it takes a few days) c) double check any drug-drug interactions (of which most of YOU, the patients, don’t help us with because you fail to mention other pharmacy’s you use, ALL your meds, including OTC’s, herbal remedies, foods you ingest…it ALL effects your prescriptions!) and lastly d) providing more time to fill prescriptions means I can hire less people to do the same work because some nine-to-fiver can’t stand to be home later than 5:15 and he dropped off the script at 5:10.
5) We all work hard at our jobs. I want to be home at 5:15 too, but I can’t because it’s my job to fill your prescriptions. I suck it up and do my job. It would make my job easier in that efficiency and efficacy would increase if adults would start acting like they aren’t 5 years old and whining about the wait times. If everyone stopped interrupting me to ask, “how much longer, I’ve already been here a whole 15 minutes!” then I wouldn’t have just wasted 5 minutes in explanations to each of them that I’m working as quickly as possible. EVERY TIME YOU INTERRUPT ME TO ASK AN ASININE QUESTION ABOUT TIME, THEN IT TAKES ME TWICE AS LONG TO FINISH MY JOB. SOMETIMES, I’M HOLDING YOUR LIFE IN MY HANDS WITH A FEW SMALL PILLS, AND YOU ARE OK WITH INTERRUPTING ME CONSTANTLY? WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU ARE INTERRUPTED? How many people can HONESTLY say then enjoy it when office mates interrupt their day because all those interruptions make them work faster? It doesn’t because it physically cannot (truly, time is a property of physics. Black holes, speed of light, time warps, blah blah blah).
So please, take all of this into consideration when dropping a new prescription off at the pharmacy tonight. Ask if you can make an appointment to speak with the pharmacist or pharmacy manager (even the tech lead) to alleviate some of the problems you are facing (ie. pricing issues, waiting times, etc). Ask if there are other ways in which you can help to ensure not only that these problems are no longer an issue for you but also acknowledge you understand they are extremely busy. After all, wouldn’t you rather get drugs that are effective and safe, rather than just cheap?
ps… mail order pharmacy’s are great BUT only if you have no changes in your formulations (if you check labs every 3-6 months than this does NOT include you) and you are diligent about sending your prescriptions in. It typically takes 10 days to process, 2 days to fill, and 2 days to ship so expect no less than a 14 day return. If you are leaving on vacation, ask if the pharmacy can inquire about a “vacation override” for your insurance…they exist! Plus, most companies allow this to occur 3 times per year without penalty. Some drugs can never be filled early because of their classification. Ask your pharmacist if this is the case. If so, get one of those cheap pocket calenders and count out the days (like menstrual cycles) until you can refill again. A LOT of pharmacy’s have software that recognizes “refill too soon’s” and places these drugs on hold until they can be filled but remember that insurance can only process them the day they are to actually be filled…so we dont’ pre-count the pills and put them to the side in hopes that you’ll pick them up in two weeks. Inventory alone would be a nightmare. Allow these scripts a good few hours in the morning to get filled and call before visiting so you can get a better estimate of when you can pick them up. Be diligent on how many refills you have remaining! By law it MUST be on the label and attached materials…so there is no excuse about “I didn’t know I had no more refills.” Plus, prescriptions expire and this too MUST (by law) be printed on the labels….even if you have 100 refills remaining but the script expired yesterday than it is NOT refillable. The prescription must be renewed by a doc before it can be filled. However, certain “life-sustaining” meds can be given a “grace” period for a refill of 3 days medicine. This is solely, and legally, up to the pharmacist…no one else. These meds typically include anti-seizures, insulin, some BP, etc….but remember, A LOT of drugs stay in the body system for up to days after the last dose so ask the pharmacist what you can or should do if you HAVE to miss a dose.
All, in all, remember this is my job, my place of work, that you are coming up to the counter and yelling at me, cursing, or otherwise assaulting me. NONE of this makes me want to work harder or faster for you…I still have a job to do that centers around ensuring your safety and wellness. I REFUSE to succumb to your impolite tactics so I can fill the prescription faster if it means I’m not doing my job correctly. (I have endured patients assaulting me, hitting/kicking me which you all know is the battery part of assault and battery, threatened my life, my home, my family. I didn’t fill their prescriptions sooner…I called the cops when necessary)
Also understand that an adult can wait a few minutes longer than a screaming 2 month old with the flu who needs his medicine faster than a middle-aged man waiting for BP meds. I’m sorry, but it would make everyone more calm to give the baby medicine first, than to make the baby and mother wait until you receive your prescription, that could have been called in days ago…but you forgot.
I’m sorry Mr. Kay that you’ve endured some difficulties at the pharmacy recently. Truly. I’m not here to belittle your experiences but to remind you that it isn’t a walk in the park for the pharmacy staff either. I would agree with you that traveling across town or to an unpleasant store to fill a prescription is ridiculous but I’m glad the pharmacist did call to try and alleviate the situation. Hopefully, future refills won’t be so bad…but if you find yourself in one of my scenarios above then try and remember my tips. If all else fails, ask to speak to the pharmacy manager (most times it’s the PIC – pharmacist in charge) and explain your complaints in a calm, collected manor…like all businesses, we are more inclined to remember those who addressed us kindly even in a bad situation. Good Luck in future refills!
Calm down, Francis.
“So when manufacturers raise their prices, than so do pharmacy’s.”
It appears that you were not required to take any grammar or English classes while earning your 3 degrees.
Wow, thanks for the informative, incredibly long, self-aggrandizing post. I believe that’s the first comment I’ve ever had to nap in the middle of.
And hey, remember man, it’s okay that you couldn’t get into med school. Being a pharmacist is almost like being a doctor! I’m sure your parents are still proud. 🙂
I can guess what the nurses call you behind your back, and I bet it is not “hey you” or “Dr. Youranglolastname.”. It is probably something like That Prick or The Asshole. How tall are you, sweetie? You sound like a very angry very short little man. Gawd, I come to this blog to get away from egotistical MDs, not to read one’s homage to War and Peace.
Yo, M.. he’s NOT an MD. That’s what makes it so funny!! He’s a PHARMACIST!! He leads off like he’s a doctor (a “young doc” type is what he says), but then later on, he says he’s a pharmacist.
So ya see, it is comedy! Sad and pathetic.. but, comedy!
Exactly what I was thinking. Verbal overcompensation is a common trait of vertically challenged men.
” ALL your meds, including OTC’s, herbal remedies, foods you ingest…it ALL effects your prescriptions!”
The correct word is “AFFECTS”.
Hey – if you can be a TOOL, so can I.
Why do I get the feeling I just got lectured by Alan Alda, while Mike Farrell’s fist was up his butt?
God, you act as if yours is the only profession that has to deal with a**holes. If your job involves dealing with other people in any way you are going to have to interact with the occasional a**hole.No one todl you to go into a field of work that a) caused you to interact with the populace or b) caused you to work past 5pm. If you dislike your job so much, quit. But before you go, please get my pills ready. I’m in a hurry.
Too funny, getalife!
My first concern would be a pharmacist who doesn’t know how to spell diabetes (Diabeetus)…
T. Farty McAppleass says
Hey, if you put pills in a bottle the same way you respond on websites, then you do need to speed up. Stupid motherfucker.
I want to hear more about how customers routinely come up to the pharmacy counter and kick you. Seriously, there’s a lot of detail here about multiple advanced degrees, how you’re an important guy who totally has to talk to doctors sometimes, and expiration date laws, but a person coming up and LITERALLY KICKING YOU gets one sentence of explanation. Learn how to tell a decent story, dude.
Bill in WV says
Calm down, go stick your middle finger in a butthole and then suck on it. This is a comedy site, not the AMA Journal.
I used to drink to excess and make long (often cogent) posts on the Web late at night. I had to stop for two obvious reasons: 1) I was slowly killing myself, and 2) Nobody was really interested or listening and I solved nothing.
You wanna save the world “doc”? 1) Put down the bottle. 2) Heal thyself.
Then you can lecture all the rest of us – the great unwashed.
Holy fuck! It took 26 months to write that response! Next time take 27 and check your spelling and grammar.
My bad. I saw a 2010 in the date field somehow.
Still subtract 24 from my numbers above.
And Brittney says attorneys are assholes….
Go fuck yourself.
You’ve gotta let Brittney’s comment from 2010 (or whenever) go. Jesus Christ.
Considering she rarely posts.
Where’s the tongue-in-cheek button on this thing?
T. Farty McAppleass says
FYI, I bought a box of tastykakes that some of you have raved about. A box of krimpets. I had to do the crooked mouthed unimpressed thing after eating one. I found them to be dry and about as sweet as a slice of white bread.
WTF guys? Is this any way to treat a doctor, such as myself? Can’t wait for the Mexicans to start churning out Hostess stuff. Damn.