Random thoughts on people, places and things.

Friday, July 31, 2009

One day, you will be old, too.

I'm waiting in line at Starbucks the other day, and there's this sweet elderly woman in front of us. She's taking quite a while to decide on what to drink and cashier isn't being all too helpful with ordering the drink. After wrapping up with her order and payment, the pissy cashier rolls her eyes and lets out an irritated sigh as the customer walks away.

Now, having worked with many elderly people in pharmacy, I can definitely identify with this frustration. You're busy, the line is long, and your patience starts to run thin. But I NEVER, EVER roll my eyes. You know why? Because someday, I'm going to be old too. Believe me, I've spent upwards of 10 minutes on the phone with an elderly woman just to take some refill numbers down. Try it with an elderly person who also can't speak English very well: oooone (1), seben (7), sic (6), pour (4), ssserrro (0). No, wait - I missed a number. Let me start over again.

But just because they aren't as fast as you and don't speak English as well as you doesn't mean they don't deserve the same level of service as the tween who knows she wants a Grande Nonfat Caramel Frappucino.

I wanted to reach across the counter and slap some pretty onto this girl's face, because heaven knows her fugly, Rachel Dratch-lookin face needs it. Someone once told me that you need one of two things to be successful in life: beauty or brains. I'd like to add another to that list - it's called NOT being a miserable person. One day, Starbucks girl, you will be old, too. And you'll be ugly, stupid, and miserable. So you LOSE! You LOSE at the game of LIFE!

Next time I go in there, I'm going to order the Venti triple-shot, two-pump-sugar-free, Cinnamon Dolce no-foam, extra-hot LATTE. Roll your eyes at THAT!

Now, see. Look at what you made me do. Now I sound like a jerk.


Thursday, July 30, 2009

Here, let me show you...

This is a call I received tonight:

"I picked up a prescription for my stomach a few days ago, but I haven't been taking it. Now my stomach's bothering me. Is this medication good for an upset stomach?"

"So you're feeling nauseated?"

"No, it's just...it's like a burning in my stomach. And I'm burping a lot."

And that's when she proceeded to belch into the phone.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Allow Myself to Introduce...Myself

Welcome to the D-Bag Daily - where I vent about the ridiculous people who I encounter as a pharmacist, a neighbor, a customer, or just from observation as an innocent bystander.

Don't get me wrong - I love my job. I truly enjoy helping my customers, especially the ones who show their appreciation. But there are those rare encounters, the off-the-wall nutjobs who come in and do or say the unthinkable. They leave me either scratching my head or pulling the hair out of it. Some of the stories are just too entertaining to go untold. And some of the people need to be called out.

So, here we go...are YOU the douchebag of the day?