Monday, September 7, 2009

Prank Calls Can be Funny, but not this one

Saturday I answered the phone after the tech tried to talk to this girl. A teenage girl by the sound of her voice.

'Pharmacist, what can I do for you?'

"Yeah, what kind of lube do you recommend?"

'Well, they're pretty much the same. It's really a personal preference issue.'

'You have to recommend one. I hear some are better than others.'

'KY products are all good.'

'Is this from personal experience?'

now, I pretty much know this is a crank call, but just in case, I stay professional.

'No, this is from sales data. It's what we sell the most of.'

'What are the largest size condoms you carry?'

I go out to the aisle and look.....

'Trojan Magnum XL'

'Are you sure that's the biggest ones you have?'


mumbling in background....guy's voice

'You're sure you don't have any bigger condoms."


It gets better .......................

'Do you carry sex toys?'

still trying to maintain my professionalism but I'm getting irritated....................

'No, this is a pharmacy. You'd have to go to a specialty shop for that.'

'So you have them at the pharmacy?'

'NO!!!!!!!!!! I said we ARE a pharmacy and you need to go to a specialty shop for those products'

'Well, can you recommend one?'

'I have to go now. I have another call holding.'

Then the teenage douchebag says.................................

'Bitch, don't hang up on me.'


I say, 'I am hanging up now.' Click.

This would have been an amusing little story if not for the very last part. Made me really really really angry for the whole rest of the morning. Crank call if you will, just don't get nasty when people who have a real job to do need to cut your ass off.


Anonymous said...

Weird we received a crazy prank call today too in the Pharmacy.

Our Pharmacist picked up the phone, and this person starts whispering that they need help. At first it sounded real serious and she was asking if she needed to call the police, or what was going on. The person kept saying "no" though that they didn't need the police. So she asked if they needed an ambulance, all the time saying "I can't hear you... can you speak up?" and not being able to understand everything this person is trying to convey. Anyway, long story short (this went on a good 10 minutes or WHAT DO YOU NEED?!?!?!?!) We get the store manager on the phone with this person. The person whispers "Do you sell mayonnaise?" They were promptly hung up after that.

We think it's the same person who has called and done similar before. One weekend somebody called, and whispered "describe your hands to me" and at another time "please describe to me what you're wearing." Another Pharmacist had a conversation with this person (again whispering) wanting to know what the "white stuff" was that came out of his penis when the doctor gave him a physical.

There's some really messed up people out there. Glad to know we're not the only ones having this trouble!

Anonymous said...

Treat these folks as 'a little slow' or whatever is PC for combination of mentally deficient and deviant, and promptly 'hang up'. Working at the midnight pharmacy, I only needed one of these ??? calls to figure out some people 'get off' on phone perversion.

HeatherLynn said...

people really do this? Geesh, i remember crank calling when i was a young girl...and we'd call someone random and be like..."is your refrigerator running?"..."you better catch it before it gets away!"...

we were young at the time, it was hilarious!

but this, I agree with you, totally rude! got caller id?


HeatherLynn said...

if you do have caller ID, I'd call her and leave a message letting her know her anal lube is in that she ordered, and that she better bring a truck, as her order is so sizeable, it took 4 sales associates to put it on a pallet for her.