Why Don’t They Do What They Say They’re Gonna Do?

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As they continue looking for things wrong with me, my doctor found some infection or other and has ordered me to take an antibiotic plus some other kind of pill, in addition to my high blood pressure pills.

Only thing is, i can’t seem to get this prescription filled.

So I made a special trip to the doctor’s office this week to get it all straightened out with the office manager. Yeah, yeah, right, I’ll call these prescriptions in to Walmart today, right away, and you can pick them all up Saturday morning.

April Fool in July. Here I am back from Walmart empty-handed. He never called in the prescriptions and the pharmacist didn’t know what I was talking about.

When I had my own small liquidating business, I had a bitter lesson to learn: most people almost never do what they say they’re going to do. As in, “Sure, we’ll ship out those samples this afternoon.” Or, “I’ll be here in my office tomorrow afternoon, so you can stop by and discuss it with me then.” Sometimes these are covered by ridiculous lies. Like, “Yeah, we shipped it last week,” or “Well, I was there waiting for you and you never showed up,” this particular taradiddle trotted out after you’ve wasted an hour getting there and another hour waiting in his office.

This is bad enough in business. In health care it’s alarming. But I refuse today to throw good time after bad, having already lost my bike time to a fruitless trip to Walmart.

Remember–there are an awful lot of people out there who simply will not do what they say they’re going to do; and if you’re depending on them, you’re going to be disappointed very, very often.

6 comments on “Why Don’t They Do What They Say They’re Gonna Do?

  1. Very true. It is a constant irritant in contemporary life; that it is nearly impossible to find anyone who is diligent, competent and honest. The creator of chaos is the one most diligent to carry out his agenda, and we know who that is.
    However, his day is coming, and he will drag along a large entourage. That is little consolation for now, though.

  2. Things just aren’t the way they were in ‘the good old days’. There was a time when you could call your doctor’s office and actually get him on the phone! Better yet, I remember the days when doctors made house calls! You are in my prayers, Lee.

  3. Also, the thought occurs to me that sometimes the pharmacy has better luck calling your doctor on your behalf.

  4. When it comes to our health, we are on our own. Rather than depend on doctors (peddlers of often lethal Rx drugs for everything), perhaps we should be researching proper nutrition, healthy remedies and natural antibiotics. One might also be learning to use essential oils (applied and diffused) mentioned over a thousand times in the Bible. The Wise Men brought gold (turmeric), frankincense and myrrh to Mary, as they knew exactly a new mother’s health needs. Check out the book “Healing Oils of the Bible.”

  5. Now, that is excellent advice, Goldbug. I use a number of supplements,
    and natural remedies, and although I am not as robust as I was just three
    years ago, at 83, I take less rx and go to docs much less than the 50 year olds I know. I pray a lot, too.

  6. I just turned 80, and I am likewise not as robust as I used to be. However, I take no meds. I eat well, exercise and take supplements.

    I was a medical transcriptionist for several years and learned to be very afraid of doctors, hospitals and drugs. Medical records are now being done mostly in India and the Philippines @ $2.00/hour, so if anyone is contemplating surgery, I would recommend a thorough scan of your chart for accuracy. I’m still learning how to use essential oils, and there are some good seminars online. They really do work! .

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