We are in the business of making money. Yes, it's healthcare. However, if you're not making money, you're not surviving. With that in mind, I sometimes, okay, daily, wonder what people think our job actually is.
Accuses Me Of Essentially Being A Liar: I'm here to pick up my prescription.
CP: Let me check to make sure we have it.
AMOEBAL: You should. (This is followed by any or all of the following):
1. I watched him send it.
2. I just left the office.
3. "They" called me and told me it was here.
4. "Someone" called and said "they" sent it.
CP: Unfortunately, whoever "they" are were mistaken. We do not have any prescriptions for you.
AMOEBAL: I know it's here.
CP: I don't know who your inside source is, but you have received bad intel. We do not have any prescriptions for you.
AMOEBAL: You're lying to me!
CP: Okay. Let's examine this for a minute. I get paid to FILL prescriptions; not to NOT fill them. Therefore it is in my best interest to fill as many as I can. The more I fill, the more money I make. Get it? It's not as if there's some little 20's mobster with a Tommy Gun, or Henry Hill himself, standing in front of my pharmacy counter handing out $100s to throw away your prescription. "Psst. Don't fill the next prescription you get." Capisce? Now our friend, Luca Brasi, will escort you to your car.