Introducing AngryTV

This isn’t new to people who follow me on Twitter or on Facebook, however I’d like to share with you something that I have made:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGwQzBLjOZI

Stay tuned for more AngryTV (since the site that makes this is AWESOME) as well as some user submitted gems.  If you make one, comment with the link and I’ll post them if they are good.

108 thoughts on “Introducing AngryTV”

  1. …………… amazing. thank you, I needed that, as well I can imagine most people lucky enough to work in pharmacy with crack heads that don’t listen needed that as well. 🙂

  2. Oh sweet baby jesus..that was amazing. I’m going to play it in the pharmacy..quietly I guess 😛 my pharmacist will love it

      1. hilarious, got that accent perfect…….hurry up my kids are waiting in my hummer would have been a nice addition lol

        1. LOL… try this… WHAT? not covered? Medi-Cal pays for EVERYTHING. I can’t afford the stupid dimetapp for my kid! (Note: she was driving a Mercedes S-class)…

          Anyway.. Bravo!! well done!

  3. Perfect…. I just came back from my training as a “volunteer” immunizer. This was just what I needed. Loved the CVS voice! More, please!

    1. Wow, well done with the animations! Also I think anyone on any kind of state aid should get random cheek swabs to check if they are smoking. Positive result = no more medicare/medicaid! If you want to smoke, fine, just don’t use my tax dollars to pay for your cigs or your expensive COPD drugs!

    1. I thank the gods everyday that I work in a small “mom and pop” drug store that doesn’t have cash registers in the pharmacy. I would go nuts if I had to ring up people’s groceries all day.

  4. I have this conversation at least 5 times a day, and then they want to “charge it” and pay at the 1st of the month (which rarely happens). I’m starting to wonder if TAP works for the same chain I do.

    1. Holy fuck, if I had a customer like that, I would have thrown her hard copy prescription in her face and told her to go shove it up her ass. If she called my manager to complain, I would have said she was lying and I would, at worst, be written-up. There is NO EXCUSE for a customer to treat another human being that way. With pharmacists across the country being treated like this by customers every day, it’s a miracle that more pharmacists aren’t “going postal”, if you know what I mean. (sorry for the rant, it’s been a long day!)

  5. OK, ok… this is my final rendition of my first attempt at this. the doorbell is my drive through, and you can hear a car accident in the drive through once or twice because someone completely inept designed the drive thru.

    I cant get enough of this. thanks for letting me vent. http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/7004337/

    we need to change our profession, the future is fucked.

  6. I was laughing so hard tears were streaming down my face!!! The “smelling like shit” is soooooo true! One customer had such a horrible odor I gagged — right in front of her.

    I hate that I work for CVS — I really do. Unfortunately for me as a new (yet older) pharmacist there aren’t many choices in my area and my family and I have been without a decent income in years.

    I’m called “Dr.” at my pharmacy and do not allow patients/doctors/nurses or insurance companies to call me by my first name. I’m having to train the patients one at a time what it’s like to be told no by a pharmacist. “No, I will not call your physician for refill authorizations. We send one fax and after that you need to contact your physician.”

    We need to all stick together and start pulling some Gandhi-style discipline out on these patients and corporations. If the corporation takes away one of our techs to attend a “meeting” because we didn’t make their damned marketing calls to irritate customers, then we need to increase our wait times to 3 hours and post “closed” signs on all the drive through lanes. If every pharmacist would do this and stick together regardless of what company, shop, or corporation we worked for then it would bring these friggin’ freaks to their knees.

    I love the blog!!

    1. Hurrah for you, Linda. Were you also required (ie. threatened) to become an “immunizer”? What fun…our flu shots are scheduled after the typist leaves for the day, so the immunizer runs around like a crazy chicken doing the mandated paper work, ringing up the pt, and then giving the flu shot. That is 15-20 minutes taken away from QA functions. I can hardly wait to give them on the weekend. Could we try our Ghandi method with corporate?

    2. I love you Linda, will you marry me? Oh shit, I just remembered that my wife will not allow that.

      How did pharmacy come to such a pass? There is no way that the health and welfare of a patient rich or poor, on public aid or cash paying, can trust us or even survive if we allow degrading standards to continue.

      My techs are my right hand, and having tech hours taken away from me cripples my effectiveness. Yes I may make the company more money in the long run, but in the end I am able to help less people.

      We need to learn how to start measuring outcomes and we need to learn it fast. Even before there were mid-level practitioners the pharmacists opinion was revered. “ASK YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST” was common place. You don’t hear much of that today, instead you get a prescription from a mid-level practitioner, that may or may not be appropriate.

      I had to call the urgent care center next door to my pharmacy 3 times to have the practitioner change the order for Levaquin for a young teenager with no drug allergies and a UTI to Bactrim, Augmentin, Keflex, Azithromycin. The PA refused my suggestion and finally selected Suprax?! What kind of shit is that? A pharmacist could have saved the system $500 by suggesting Bactrim, not to mention the 10’s of thousands of dollars that the arthopathies, myalgias, tendonitis, etc… would have cost the system. All of this forgetting the quality of life that it would have cost this little girl.

      I hate my job, we know too much and we don’t use it because we are paid to much to keep quiet.

    1. NaOH, your video left a bad taste in my mouth, I appreciate what you were trying to say, however, I think a little more tact is in order. If you owned that pharmacy, I don’t think that situation would have even come up. That lady was pissed because she waited forever in a drive-thru. She is expecting drive thru service just like everyone else, this is what Walgreens, CVS and the others feed people. And it’s very easy for her to surmise that you are racist because she is not getting what she is told on TV. Doesn’t matter if it’s wrong or right, its what she believes. Be professional, no matter what the cost to your ego.

      Do your best, it’s not easy, good luck…

  7. I found out about this yesterday, and literally showed everyone in my pharmacy! I cried laughing every time I watched it!! We all got such a kick out of this, mostly because it’s all so TRUE!! Thanks for making our day!!

  8. my boss told me about your site. this is such a breath of fresh air. have had the ” i am going out of town right now ” talk 2 many time. broke junkies vacation like nobody else.

  9. McCracky’s!!!! Love it! I would have thought you were a fly on the wall in the pharmacy where I work! Every single night, I have at LEAST one \conversation\ like that. Loved it.

    1. LOL! You’ve successfully pointed out like a dozen annoying customer habits in just one video! Well done, roundwhitetablet!

    1. ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!!! Love the screen name and video! I say those EXACT things (in my head, of course) every single day at my WAG.

    1. Good job Jessica! I love this video. Now we need one that shows this TennCare customer serving a week in jail for making a threat to slap an employee!!!!

    1. Thanks, JJ, Sometimes I feel as though I am trapped in “Who’s on First?” Especially liked the “expert” and I do not doubt that it actually happened. You made me laugh out loud!

    1. Great job! At least, she remembered her fake phone number. I love it when we have to try 5 phone numbers that might be connected to the extra care card!

  10. Fatsomyalgia???? The rest of the video was hysterical, but that was priceless! If that’s a “medical” term that everyone else seems to know about but me (no one else commented on it – how can that be?), will someone please comment to that effect? I’ll know I’m hanging with the wrong crowd.

  11. Here is one I created a couple of months ago….just a conglomeration of the excuses that we all hear on a daily basis! After seeing some of the other videos, I know we’re not alone! These are hilarious!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmDFN3aIhZc

    PS – I got inspired by an ER fake seizure one….I have friends and family who work in ERs – I feel for those people too.

  12. I had a customer yesterday that told me to tell the pharmacist i replaced to stop calling him at home. I told him it was an automated voice and that our company’s computer was calling him. He thought i was trying to cover up for the retired pharmacist! So to get back to my work, i told him i would talk to dave and tell him to stop calling him lol

    In other news, we stopped carrying dan brand somas and went to qualitest. Our pill heads are dropping like flies! We transferred out a blue-watson football-xanax dan-soma patient today. Triple threat!!

    I go on rants on a daily basis at my store, and blowing steam off is the best way to handle it. Someone that gets crapped on and brain-f’ed for 14 hours straight that doesnt get frustrated has dead people in the freezer at home.
    Thanks TAP. You should write a book. Seriously.

  13. I love this! I made one as well based off of a real life interaction I had with a customer. Hopefully it’s good enough. 🙂

  14. This is SO FUCKIN AWESOME!! We say AWESOME alot up here in Maine, (Yes it’s part of the U.S. you’d be surprised how many insurance reps on the phone think it’s part of Canada or just don’t have a clue. Maybe not.) Again AWESOME, I laughed so hard I had to change my Depends! Keep up the good work, but one thing. The end of the shotgun should be pointing at the crackhead. Get it out of your mouth.

  15. LOVE IT! I have worked at several pain clinics and must say, the addicts, or patient with other serious underlying issues they are unaware of helped me perfect my imagination. I completely understand your frustration with certain people who WILL NOT listen. Here is how I handled that percentage of idiots:

    If I suspected I was lied to this would prompt me to pull a Board of Pharmacy. Sometimes this one document would expose more info than imagined from early refills to filling at multiple pharmacies and physician shopping. While I awaited my BOP a “fecal roster” list would be compiled starting from the beginning of their chart. I would document every early refill and the story that accompanied it, any convenient accident like falling down the stairs and running out over the weekend, examples of lack of responsibility (dropping in toilet to meds stolen) and law enforcement encounters. The patient would have to meet with me where we would discuss the discrepancies and chart every med taken in the last week prior to their UA. Now you probably wouldn’t be surprised, but sometimes I was, I would have meds reported that weren’t ever prescribed or prescribed by another MD, family member or friend 🙂 Education was provided like communication with the office for issues like end of dose failure or the few bridges there were to burn if a patient truly had devastating pain management issues. They would resign their contract, be given a copy, and told to call if they has ANY questions or concerns..

    To note: I trust until given any reason not to. As you can see I was definitely not the nurse to piss off. I support and respect my patients who are not willing to self medicate, act irresponsible and increase their own dose. I believe even patients who take scheduled drugs should be able to do so as long as they are personally responsible and accountable. Now I don’t always agree that giving a patient oxycodone 10mg/apap 325 mg 1-2 tabs q 4-6 hrs #240 every month is a good idea. It will work, every time in fact but it gives the patient no control factor which I have seen lead to dependence, tolerance, and stupid behavior.. If chronic pain truly exists, I wish they were on a controlled release and an immediate release to use PRN.. I guess both patient and provider need to act responsible :)))

  16. I suppose I’ve been a little out of the loop but I just got around to watching these videos and I absolutely love them. Out of inspiration a friend and I have concocted our own video based on the joys of working in Pittsburgh, Pa. I hope that even with the colloquialisms involved you still find a good laugh.

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