Wednesday, August 16, 2006

My little rant.

Regarding the bag in the previous post. I changed the pic and updated the info on the yarn. Thank you all for the kind words.

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OK Everyone... 1 - 2 - 3- DUUUUHHHHHH!

This next paragraph is about my weird gyno appt, so if you dont want to read about it. Consider your post reading done. I was really early for my appt. I sat at the light ready to make a U-Turn to get into the office parking lot. I notice the car in front of me rattling. The male passenger was screaming and gesturing at the female driver. Obviously, if he is making the car move, he is passionate in his argument. The driver just sat there. He was like watching popcorn in the microwave where it's pop pop pop but then pop....pop...pop pop... pop. He finally stopped and she started. About freaking time. As she was starting to make her point the light changed, but I figure eh... she had to listen to him. I let her continue and we missed the light. The passenger jumped out of the car and walked away (she would have to do a U-Turn to follow him) but she just drove off. OK so if you dont now want the gyno story, this is really your last chance to stop reading. And also fair warning, this post will delve into the pro-life/choice arena too...

I am pretty sure I have cysts again. I have to do the initial appts (changing dr because changed towns) and so he prescribed some meds in prep for my meeting him next week (one is to stop internal bleeding and the other is so he can use a camera, and dont worry fearless readers, those pics wont be posted) He hands me 2 perscriptions and says to me, "the first no problem you just take 1 every day until the appt. The 2nd, I'm putting on the bottle take orally, but instead I want you to put them in your vagina the day before. If I put this on your perscription, the pharmacist will call me and there's always a problem which ends with them refusing to write in on the bottle anyway. So just dont get confused 2 inside the vagina, 10 down your mouth. If you do get confused, you won't die, but... you know I would actually like to see that hahah." (Is it just me that always gets the yucksters gynos or are they jokey bunch in general?)

I take the perscriptions to Costco. They say come back in a half hour. When I do, the pharmacist a middle aged guy takes me into a room and asks me if I am taking these pills to have an abortion. I reply, "excuse me?" He says that these pills are used for abortions so not that he was getting into my business (which he was) but he needed to know. I was pissed. It doesnt matter if a person is pro-life or pro-choice. He has no right in his position to inflict his politics on me. It's the same as the person who sells pizza asking do you really want pepperoni on it, those are dead animals. Or working in a gun shop and talking people out of buying guns. A person can protest somewhere, but once s/he decides to take a job, the personal politics shouldnt be interfering with their duties. Or as a consumer, I should know that a particular establishment has a specific political agenda that could affect me. And remember this isn't Walmart (who just got into trouble for RU486) This is COSTCO! After I tell him the question is inappropriate that I made an informed decision with my doctor, but if what's keeping me from walking away with these pills is whether I am having an abortion, then no I am not. In fact, the dr gave me a pregnancy test just to be sure. Then I preceeded to explain to him about the other 2 "special" pills which really made him uncomfortable but I was pissed. But here's the kicker-- the pharmacist hadn't even filled the perscription yet! He wasn't going to have them until the following day. He was questioning BEFORE he filled the perscription. To me, that is really REALLY wrong.

What else is wrong, is that so far this year, we have spent $3100 at Costco. Do you believe that?? I'm trying to remember if we even bought any big ticket items or if it was just toilet paper and vats of teriyaki sauce. Wait a bbq... and a camera... One of the little gun people scanned our card and targetted us for the executive membership where we earn 2% back for all our purchases in a year. But if you want to know how much you spend at Costco, ask them. They know.


Blogger The Crafty Weasel said...

Good lord, I have to tell you! - I like living in this country but I have never met a bunch that is so eager to stick their nose in your business! Maybe I was just too used to the British, but boy!

Everyone has to have an opinion and they make sure you know it too. It's at work, in the neighbourhood, at the pharmacist, with bumper stickers!

Can you get your prescription elsewhere?

5:26 PM  
Blogger Polly said...

Actually, WHN went to pick up today and had a word with the manager of the pharmacy. She said she would have a word with pharmacist... ofcourse who knows, it could be congrats for catching that because we dont want any abortions happening on Costco's watch.

Seriously, I thought the consultation was just to ask if there were any other drugs already taken to ensure no bad mixes (which he didnt ask) or to remind to take it with food or with milk instead of vodka. It's because I live in a red state ;)

And I know what you mean about Brit and that whole UK area. I remember when my MIL was helping me pack to move and she was all, I'll pack any room but your bedroom since that is personal space. I like that....

5:34 PM  
Blogger knit_chick said...

Unbelievable and very nosy of the pharmacist. If he can't agree with the prescription, then he needs to have someone wait on you who give you a hard time. Glad to hear he felt uncomfortable when explained about the other pills. I would still complain about him. With the amount of money you spend on paper towels and supplies, they damn well better listen.

7:49 PM  
Blogger Shelby said...

The pharmacist has a LOT of nerve! I would have gotten the scripts back and taken my business elsewhere. No one has the right to speak to you like that!

As for costco...I'm sure I'd be shocked. It used to be we'd get out for approx. $100. Then we had a baby and it seems to always be at least $200, with diapers. The last few visits have been nearly $300. And we still are spending 100 a week at the grocery store. So that's where all my yarn money goes!!

6:05 AM  
Blogger Javajem said...

Dude - I would report that guy to Costo - not just the store manager - but the national manager. Seriously - there is absolutely no reason in the world he should have asked you that. Even if you were intending to have an abortion - it's non of his business.

I can relate about getting annoyed with the medical world - I just vented a book on my blog about my latest experience!

6:54 AM  
Blogger Miss Priss Knits said...

What a NOSEY guy. I would have been so offended and let me know I was. Then make him feel horrible for getting into my business.

Hope you are feeling well and don't have anymore cysts.

Take Care

7:41 AM  
Blogger Old Knitter said...

Jim Sinegal, CEO
Costco Corporate Office
999 Lake Drive
Issaquah, WA 98027

Here is the name and address of the CEO of Costco . . . I hope you write to him about you experience . . . he needs to know how you were treat . . . don't leave it only at the local level!!!!!

3:49 PM  
Blogger Polly said...

Well if you can pony up the address, I can write a letter of complaint. THANKS! (and thanks to everyone else for their support!)

6:32 PM  
Blogger Jinann said...

Sounds like the pharmacist needs to "get a life"! For heavens's YOUR business!!!!! He's just there to ensure that you get the CORRECT prescription...and that it doesn't conflict with any others you have. So much for all the HIPPA stuff about "protecting our privacy"....he sure violated yours! And a pharmacist, he should KNOW that there are multiple uses for most medications. ARGH!!!!

8:19 PM  
Blogger tocspaw said...

OMG - please don't get me started on this subject! HOW DARE HE pass judgement on any woman when he can never ever, not even a little bit, walk in their shoes. Please write that letter and complain!!

12:37 AM  
Anonymous Amy said...

Polly, I am seeing red just reading your blog today.. It really bothers me that a professional like him would even think to ask you what it is for. Do they ask people who are taking birth control, how often they are having sex? I think not!

7:03 AM  

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