Is there some sort of paint you can line pharmacies with that will block cell phone reception? I am seriously sick and tired of people talking on the cell phones while in the store. Not only are they LOUD but distracting towards both myself and the other people waiting for their prescriptions. Heres what irks me:
- People feel the need to shout into their cell phones like there is some sort of string attaching one to another. Although you may feel like the condition of your baby-daddy’s heroin OD is mighty important; I, for one, don’t really care. Now going into detail about how you pleasured some random guy in a bar-bathroom is a different story, and on more than one occation the entire pharmacy has ground to a halt just to listen to a saucy cell-phone conversation. However, I especially love it when you look at me funny as I’m standing there snickering at the absurdity of your 35-going-on-14 high-school drama that you are broadcasting for everyone to enjoy. That snicker is really pharmacist-talk for “You’re a grown woman, grow the fuck up”. Usually you think you’re all-that and a bag of chips as you pick up your Differin cream (medication does wonders, but it’s not going to fix butt-ugly) and storm out because someone was “all up in your shit” or however that saying goes.
- I don’t like getting a cell phone shoved in my face with the line “HERE, ITS MY DOCTORS OFFICE TO OK MY PAIN PILLS”. Riiiiight. I’m sure its your “doctors office” and not your female friend who worked for a doctors office a few years ago. At this point I tell them that I get zero cell reception in the back “where I am at” (a lie) and inform them to call the pharmacy line. Usually people assume we have Caller-ID so that stops some phony call-ins right there. Whats absolutely precious is when they say “HERE, ITS THE DOCTORS OFFICE FOR MY LICE-MEDICATION”. Thanks but no, I’m not going to put a phone that has been up to YOUR EAR for a new Rx for LICE MEDICATION. Please stand behind the counter, thank you.
- I still have not gotten used to the whole bluetooth headset fad/craze/obsession going around. When those things first came out, I had one, and people made fun of me when I wore it in public. It seems like now you aren’t cool unless you have one. Bluetooth really makes picking the schizophrenics out of the crowd hard because everyone seems to be talking to themselves. It pisses me off when I go down to consult someone and are talking with them to find out they are really saying “uh huh, yeah, ok” to someone on their headset and not to me.
- When your cell phone rings, its supposed to be a RING tone. It is not a SONG-TONE or a CRAP-TONE or some distorted PIECE-OF-SHIT-TONE that sounds wonderful through a tiny tinny speaker. Tiny cell phone speakers are not designed for bass, so why play rap songs through them which have…………. LOTS OF BASS? It sounds like shit, you should know it sounds like shit, and if I need to put up a neon sign saying “YOUR RING TONE SOUNDS LIKE SHIT” then so be it. If you still wish to have ring-tone that sounds like a mouse thrown into a blender, then please turn it down to a human-tolerable level. DJ Sag-Ur-Pants (or whoever) would slap the shit out of you if he were walking down the street and heard his song blaring out of a shitty cell phone speaker in some random pharmacy 300 yards away. Oh, and please when your phone exudes shit upon receiving a call, DO NOT DANCE TO THE FUCKING RING TONE, ANSWER THE FUCKING PHONE!!!!! Yeah, that look on my face is the “I cant believe this dumb fat bitch is dancing to her ring-tone instead of answering the call.” Booty-shakes are for clubs, pimps, and guys who smell like weed. Not pharmacies.
Now that I have gone over what NOT to do. This is how you properly answer your cell phone when it goes off in the store. First, regardless of your choice of ring-tone, you silence it by either picking it up or hitting a button. You then politely walk outside and answer the call. You STAY OUTSIDE until the call is done, then you come back in. If I am giving you a consultation and your phone rings, then either silence the call or if its important then let me know and when I get a free moment will finish your consultation after you are done. If you have a bluetooth headset, then remove it from your ear before asking me a question.