Saturday, November 6, 2010

Great pharmacy moments

I stopped by the pharmacy last night to pick up my Sarcasma prescription, and was waiting in line.


Mrs. Scope: "I have a few questions about this."

Cash register girl: "Sure. Why don't you step over to the counseling window for privacy, and the pharmacist will be right with you?"

Mrs. Scope: "Oh, for crying out loud. You just handed me a humungous plastic Golytely container. Unless everyone else in line is blind, they've figured out what I'm having next week."

29 comments:

Crazed Nitwit said...

Hahaha. HIPAA my rear!

Hildy said...

Mrs. Scope is my hero.

C said...

Love it!

Sandra said...

Good for Mrs. Scope! She is my hero, too.

Anonymous said...

what is he having?

Anonymous said...

CN, you couldn't be more correct about the "rear!" Perhaps, pharmacies should try to suggestive sell by having the magazine rack near the pharmacy. "Would you like to buy a few magazines with that? It may help the process!" But for real I don't envy her this weekEND.

Class factotum said...

I always laugh when the doc leaves the room after my pap smear so I can get dressed in private. Really? He's just had his hand up my hoo-ha but watching me put on clothes is too personal?

Class factotum said...

And then there was the guy who slammed his stool sample on the counter - vials full of poop. Just what everyone else wants to see.

The Mother said...

And everyone knows, when I buy my quota of Claritin D every month that I'm making meth.

Class factotum said...

Mother, that's why they make you show your driver's license! So they know where to go to arrest your butt!

Li'l Azathoth said...

You really need to get this woman to visit Dr. Pissy's office.

Arzt4Empfaenger said...

She's got a point!

Anonymous said...

cf- there is something different about the dressing and undressing thing. if it seems about to start, i am out the door now. and patients seem to appreciate.

Jen said...

I wish she would stop in my pharmacy.

Anonymous said...

i guess what we have here for those in line behind her is the difference between seeing a poster for a porn movie outside a theatre and actually being forced inside to watch it.

KateA said...

I have had to do occult blood fecal testing in the past. They send you out the door with what is obviously a toilet seat with a bowl attached. My dr's office has done this twice with no large bag to disguise it. Nothing says, "I gotta problem with my poop" like a big old toilet seat.

On the "other end" of the spectrum, when I worked at a primary care veterinary clinic, people used to forget to bring the little fecal containers that we sent with them to collect poop. They would send it in all sorts of containers. I can remember more than one person that wanted their tupperware back.
It made us all do the icky dance and make a note in the chart not to accept homemade baked goods from the person.

ER Murse said...

We try to prevent deliberate disclosure, but we can never prevent incidental disclosure, any more than we can guarantee that there won't be anyone you know in the waiting room or store.

Anonymous said...

Obviously not one of your patients - she has a bit too much common sense about her.

Class factotum said...

there is something different about the dressing and undressing thing. if it seems about to start, i am out the door now. and patients seem to appreciate.

Maybe I am just shameless.

Mr. Deaf Carpenter said...

Nah, I'm not blind but am ignorant. I had to google "Golytely" to see what was going on :-)

Oh boy, I prefer to be ignorant abt Golytely related info! Ignorance is a bliss in some situations and this is one of them.

Maha said...

The lady had a point! Good for her I say!

Anonymous said...

I work in a pharmacy. The suggestion to step over to the [not very] private counseling window is just polite speak for 'I need you to get your ass out of the way so I can help the people standing in line behind you' I'd also wager that those other people in line had no clue/no interest in what it was she was getting. Until she spoke out...then I imagine they would be all ears.

Swami Dil said...

Not fair........I would have loved to (over)hear the Pharmacist's sage advice.
(BTW, I have no idea what golytely is. I'll have to google it too)

Swami Dil said...

Okay, so that is what Golytely is for! And it comes in differnt flavours too...including pineapple!!!

Frantic Pharmacist said...

Yeah, the whole privacy thing is a bit of a joke. I feel bad when I haul that big grocery bag over to the counter (with the Go-Lytely in it) and expect the person to ask questions with someone else breathing down their neck. Some people couldn't care less though, and I think it's great!

Anonymous said...

Chalk me up as one who didn't know what a Golytely was. I thought it was one of Grumpy's famous made-up words until I googled it, LOL.

Anonymous said...

Oh, so the old bag had some questions about her Golytely. Well I guess she needs the pharmacist to read the directions off the bottle to her. Apparently the detailed instruction sheet that her doctor gave her is not good enough. God, people are so stupid.

Shalom said...

Always thought that product should have been called Goheavily.

On a serious note, what they don't tell you about that stuff is, once you're no longer passing solid matter, you can stop drinking it; at that point it's done its job. No, you don't have to finish the whole four liters, unless you've skipped the "stop eating solid food" step and are consequently so full of you-know-what that it actually takes a whole gallon to empty you out.

vicki said...

i'm late on this one ... but if i saw a person with the golytely bag ... i often recommended cottonelle wipes and the softest toilet paper we had. golytely was misnamed.
if dr grumpy had named it it would have been "shitsalot"

 
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