The power of words is incredible, isn’t it? I was on the phone this afternoon with my pharmacist, ordering a refill of my son’s heart medication. Most of the people at the pharmacy are pleasant, but this one pharmacist always sounds as though I dragged him out of bed with my phone call. This is how it went:
Him: (in Eeyore’s voice) Hello. How can I help you.
Me: I need a refill of a prescription.
Him: What’s the name?
Me: Alex (his last name).
Him: Is it the mixture?
Me: Yes, that’s right.
Him: I can’t have it ready for you before tomorrow night.
Me: Oh. I need it in the afternoon.
Him: We’re busy.
Me: Can you deliver it?
Him: I guess. If it’s ready before the 4:00 delivery goes out.
Me: Okay then.
Him: Okay, bye.
Ah, the power of words. And of attitude. I wanted to say, How the hell can you be so busy when your service is lousy and you sound so miserable all the time? Cheer the fuck up! But I didn’t. What I also didn’t say was that I needed a bunch of other stuff at the pharmacy tomorrow and I was going to get it all at once. But because of his bad service and his I’m-too-tired-for-this/busy-for-your-business attitude, I’ll go somewhere else to spend my money.
Today’s “Power” prompt came from 20/20 Hines Sight. You can find her blog here: https://2020hines-sight.com/
And, of course, very special thanks to Dan for hosting the prompt for me today! Make sure you go and visit his most excellent and entertaining blog here: http://nofacilities.com/
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