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Sympthsical

(9,003 posts)
Mon Aug 2, 2021, 01:45 PM Aug 2021

Meltdown at the pharmacy over Covid vaccine

My partner is a higher up for a pharmacy system, and I just heard this one (he works from home and sometimes has calls on speaker).

A patient went into the pharmacy to pick up a prescription that apparently needed pharmacist consultation. The pharmacist asked if they had gotten the Covid vaccine, and if not, would they like to get one for free today? It's just something they do.

And then the fireworks began. The patient went ballistic on the pharmacist, demanding why she asked ("That's private!" ). Then lit into her for asking out loud. What if his neighbors were there and heard he was unvaccinated? What if anyone he knew had overheard? Apparently he took his mask off while ranting, and the waiting area cleared out fast (the pharmacy is within a hospital). Then security was called.

I didn't hear the ultimate resolution as I had a work call just then.

But sure. Let's behave that way in public in a hospital setting.

What if his neighbors overheard? Hell, I'd call that fair warning for them.

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Meltdown at the pharmacy over Covid vaccine (Original Post) Sympthsical Aug 2021 OP
If he wanted to be anonymous all he had to do was say no thanks I'm good? Ziggysmom Aug 2021 #1
I think the person just wanted to vent some self righteous indignation on the Pharmacist mitch96 Aug 2021 #6
Really Deminpenn Aug 2021 #35
I guess he doesn't mind his neighbors seeing him act like a complete asshole Walleye Aug 2021 #2
LOL StarryNite Aug 2021 #5
And none of them would be surprised by that outburst. Probatim Aug 2021 #9
He probably has a reputation to uphold lunatica Aug 2021 #13
Acting like one? He obviously is a class one a$$hole. Acting has little or nothing to due with it. usaf-vet Aug 2021 #26
No one could have heard the provider/patient conversation had he not screamed. Marcuse Aug 2021 #3
We've had the luxury of presuming everyone is sane and rational. It was nice while it lasted. lindysalsagal Aug 2021 #4
Haha Notek Aug 2021 #20
Making a scene will make it easier for his neighbors to hear; perhaps on the local news channel. patphil Aug 2021 #7
If they don't believe in the vaccine why are they picking up other prescritions? Drugs are drugs. ZonkerHarris Aug 2021 #8
It'd be interesting to have them try to explain yonder Aug 2021 #12
Their answer is that the vaccines only wnylib Aug 2021 #28
They already are guinea pigs. hadEnuf Aug 2021 #32
But they don't know that. In fact, wnylib Aug 2021 #37
🦠🦠🦠🦠 roamer65 Aug 2021 #10
COVID fixes stupid all the time. lunatica Aug 2021 #14
🦠🦠🦠🦠 roamer65 Aug 2021 #16
Hopefully covid will get rid of most of these scumbags SunImp Aug 2021 #39
LOL... LymphocyteLover Aug 2021 #29
Probably wanted to make a video Mrhyde719 Aug 2021 #11
"IT'S PRIVATE" my neighbours may hear "I AM UNVACCINATED"...did anyone hear that? Escurumbele Aug 2021 #15
Just get vaccinated, you stupid fuck, so people will quit calling you a stupid fuck. rickyhall Aug 2021 #17
seems logical enough... LymphocyteLover Aug 2021 #31
The stupid ... it burns FakeNoose Aug 2021 #18
This message was self-deleted by its author ShazzieB Aug 2021 #38
They KNOW they're being stupid Warpy Aug 2021 #19
As an old retired hospital nursing supervisor, TNNurse Aug 2021 #21
Great story! C Moon Aug 2021 #23
I remember it fondly. TNNurse Aug 2021 #24
Christ. What a nut. Sounds like pressure is building inside. Blood pressure should be checked, too. C Moon Aug 2021 #22
He must be ashamed and needs to hide it. keithbvadu2 Aug 2021 #25
Deflecting questions Slammer Aug 2021 #27
Name and shame The Mouth Aug 2021 #30
Just tell them that the vaccine is free and only for Democrats. hadEnuf Aug 2021 #34
What baffles me is that their God and Idol Drumpf got it The Mouth Aug 2021 #36
They want to be angry NQAS Aug 2021 #33

mitch96

(13,864 posts)
6. I think the person just wanted to vent some self righteous indignation on the Pharmacist
Mon Aug 2, 2021, 01:52 PM
Aug 2021

Got to own the lib's don't cha know....
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usaf-vet

(6,144 posts)
26. Acting like one? He obviously is a class one a$$hole. Acting has little or nothing to due with it.
Mon Aug 2, 2021, 04:01 PM
Aug 2021

lindysalsagal

(20,538 posts)
4. We've had the luxury of presuming everyone is sane and rational. It was nice while it lasted.
Mon Aug 2, 2021, 01:50 PM
Aug 2021

Covid shot that all to hell. We've got upwards of 25% of americans who aren't rational or reasonable, and no infrastructure other than police to handle it.

We're just screwn.

Notek

(478 posts)
20. Haha
Mon Aug 2, 2021, 03:27 PM
Aug 2021

"All right class...repeat after me"...
'Today we are screwed,
Yesterday we were screwed,
All week we have been screwn'.

patphil

(6,127 posts)
7. Making a scene will make it easier for his neighbors to hear; perhaps on the local news channel.
Mon Aug 2, 2021, 01:59 PM
Aug 2021

Fear does strange things to people. It causes anger to erupt without warning.

ZonkerHarris

(24,190 posts)
8. If they don't believe in the vaccine why are they picking up other prescritions? Drugs are drugs.
Mon Aug 2, 2021, 01:59 PM
Aug 2021

Maybe instead of a vaccine we should have called it a free prescription?

yonder

(9,648 posts)
12. It'd be interesting to have them try to explain
Mon Aug 2, 2021, 02:27 PM
Aug 2021

why one is okay and not the other - and show their work.

wnylib

(21,205 posts)
28. Their answer is that the vaccines only
Mon Aug 2, 2021, 04:07 PM
Aug 2021

have emergency approval, not full approval. They say they will not be guinea pigs.

And so they would rather die of covid than risk the side effects of an emergency vaccine.

The word "emergency" and its meaning seems not to have registered with them.

wnylib

(21,205 posts)
37. But they don't know that. In fact,
Mon Aug 2, 2021, 05:34 PM
Aug 2021

most of them understand so little about science that they don't know what a control group is.

SunImp

(2,223 posts)
39. Hopefully covid will get rid of most of these scumbags
Tue Aug 3, 2021, 12:39 AM
Aug 2021

We need to vaccine everyone who wants to live asap and ignore all these fools that don't give a shit

Mrhyde719

(212 posts)
11. Probably wanted to make a video
Mon Aug 2, 2021, 02:26 PM
Aug 2021

For his Facebook page to impress his anti-vax buds. Not about privacy at all.

Escurumbele

(3,364 posts)
15. "IT'S PRIVATE" my neighbours may hear "I AM UNVACCINATED"...did anyone hear that?
Mon Aug 2, 2021, 02:39 PM
Aug 2021

It's private then he/she yells he/she is unvaccinated...very smart.

FakeNoose

(32,483 posts)
18. The stupid ... it burns
Mon Aug 2, 2021, 03:21 PM
Aug 2021

These people are so far off the deep end now, there's no coming back.

I feel bad for the poor pharmacist who asked an innocent question. Oh my God, that a-hole deserves to have the cops called. Let it be shown on the 6 O'clock News. Then everyone will know!

But you know what, nobody cares except him. Everyone else is relatively normal and minding their own business. He belongs in a padded cell.

Response to FakeNoose (Reply #18)

Warpy

(111,088 posts)
19. They KNOW they're being stupid
Mon Aug 2, 2021, 03:27 PM
Aug 2021

which only makes it worse for them and endamgers everyone around them.

Next time, "this is my job, asking you if you need a shot to save your life." might be enough, but I've been there and you sometimes have to wait a while before they come up for air. Getting him bounced by security was likely the better option, allowing other people to come back so they could be helped.

They are TERRIFIED to stop out of orthodoxy and TERRIFIED of dying. Sadly, the former fear is often stronger.

At least he'll spend a nonproductive afternoon ranting on right wing sites about how pointy headed hospital libruls interfered with his freedumb. At least he'll be off the street and out of the bars.

TNNurse

(6,923 posts)
21. As an old retired hospital nursing supervisor,
Mon Aug 2, 2021, 03:31 PM
Aug 2021

I would have enjoyed watching this from the sidelines. Calling security is something I did a lot.

My very favorite was the night our security called the police on two adult sisters arguing in the hall outside their mother's room. I got to sit close by and listen. Each was telling the officer that she was more important to her mother's care. They were sort of respectable looking women. His parting words were, "Ladies, if I have to come back up here tonight, someone is going to jail". I wanted to say they might be women but certainly not ladies, and also I wish I could use that jail threat at times.

C Moon

(12,207 posts)
22. Christ. What a nut. Sounds like pressure is building inside. Blood pressure should be checked, too.
Mon Aug 2, 2021, 03:31 PM
Aug 2021

But then again, who gives a fuck: let him have a stroke.

Slammer

(714 posts)
27. Deflecting questions
Mon Aug 2, 2021, 04:04 PM
Aug 2021

The noncommittal way to answer the question would be to say, "I do not want a free COVID vaccine today."

It's not like a clerk is going to hound you for an exact answer about your vaccinated status in the first place but if the clerk persisted with follow-up questions say, "I prefer to not tell you why I do not want a free COVID vaccine today."

It's like people's brains turned off when the pandemic broke out. People have had to handle questions they'd prefer to not answer since probably about two seconds after questions were first invented.

How it should be handled is not any different from "No, I do not want fries with that."

The Mouth

(3,138 posts)
30. Name and shame
Mon Aug 2, 2021, 04:41 PM
Aug 2021

Put every last unvaccinated plague rat (excepting those VERY few who can't get vaxxed) on the cover of the newspapers.

'Out' every one of these sociopathic a-holes. In particular the jerks that go off.

Hopefully no food, drink, housing, any benefits whatsoever, any access to any transportation would be the BEGINNING of how to treat people who CHOOSE to not vaccinate. They should all be treated like drunk drivers, or someone walking along with a pistol firing it into buildings and crowds.

hadEnuf

(2,166 posts)
34. Just tell them that the vaccine is free and only for Democrats.
Mon Aug 2, 2021, 04:49 PM
Aug 2021

They'd be beating down the doors for it.

The Mouth

(3,138 posts)
36. What baffles me is that their God and Idol Drumpf got it
Mon Aug 2, 2021, 05:08 PM
Aug 2021

and his family...


Sad to say, but if this thing kills Republicans disproportionately we may be seeing evolution in action.

Not the first time a political ideology acted against its long-term best raw power best interest, left or right,.,,,,

NQAS

(10,749 posts)
33. They want to be angry
Mon Aug 2, 2021, 04:47 PM
Aug 2021

Guns, bitterness, and anger.

What a toll it must take to be filled with such hate, fear, and anger. To be unable to answer a simple question, one that could have bee quietly answered with a "not interested, thank you." It would be a stupid answer, but it would be an answer, without the rage.

Okay, so guns, bitterness, anger, hate, fear, and rage.

To the point where they are unable to participate in a civil society.

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