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.