Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Medicare and an encounter with an ancient at Walgreen's...

Okay, so my ass has to share this shit.

This morning a bitch went to Walgreen’s to pick up some Sudafed. My sinuses are out of control!

Anyhoo, my ass had to go to the pharmacy because Sudafed is now regulated due to Missouri’s love affair with meth.

At the pharmacy window this bitch got into line behind a 375-year-old woman. She was 3 feet tall, had a rain scarf on and was holding a massive handbag.

375-year-old woman to beleaguered pharmacy tech…”I need someone to explain this new Medicare program to me!”

Pharmacy tech…”M’am, why don’t you take a moment to read this booklet. Then, if you still have questions, you can call this phone number. Or you can go online or you can do both. If you still have questions after that, they will refer you to a town hall meeting. And if you are unable to make up your mind by the need of enrollment Medicare will enroll you in a plan without you consent.”

375-year-old woman after a long pause…”I hate you people. I really hate you! There’s a special place in HELL for all of you!”

And with that she turned and walked out.

Happy Medicare prescription drug benefit enrollment period, chil’ren!

11 comments:

Jenna said...

As a former Missourian I hear you on that meth bit...I swear 3/4 of the people in 3/4 of these small towns have been tweakin' non stop for the last 5 years.....

Hammer said...

OKay, that's sounds like my grandma...a little old greek woman with a vicious attitude when it comes to healthcare, prescriptions and pharmacies.

HooRay for old ladies!


Peace!

Che

Chris said...

Good for her. Shit. What a country.

bitchphd said...

But, but.... doesn't she want to participate in the "ownership society"??

jellygnite said...

man i just busted a gut laughing at that. i love grannies with no fear, right on!

DA said...

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cats said...

a friend in social work loves to say that they do this on purpose so that people will just give up.

what a world we live in where 375 yr old women are told to go to a town meeting so that they can get their prescriptions filled.

EverydaySuperGoddess said...

People in Minnesota love their meth, too.

Not only do I have to pay for Sudafed at the pharmacy, but I have to show them an ID, sign my name in about three places, provide my social security number and mother's maiden name, leave urine and blood samples, and allow them to collar me with a GPS unit.

And don't even get me started on the Medicaid.

thatfarmgirl said...

I've worked in the healthcare industry for many, many years and consider myself of above-average intelligence. Hell, even I can't figure out the new prescription plans! The poor old folks don't stand a chance.

Daphne said...

Hurrah for 375-year-olds! I wonder if the clerk is thinking of finding a new job.

Crystal-Lynn said...

Too funny! Note to Fed-Heads -- the real stuff is over the counter with no hassle in Manhattan. I scored two boxes in LaGuardia and regret not cleaning them out. Thought they'd freak and not sell me any. This meth = fuck your sinus headache situation is a midwest thing. And I got denied Nasonex until the 20th ... fucking insurance. Now they're going to have to pay for the antibiotics to kill the righteous infection I'm working up. Bastards!!!