Tuesday, October 26, 2004
You Don't Mess Around with Jim
One of the non-joys of medicine is sitting on hold with a pharmacy when you're trying to call in prescriptions. The most painful part of this process is undoubtedly the Muzak they inflict on impatient callers. Once in a while, though, they play something you actually want to hear, and then it becomes even more frustrating...
"Can I help you?" Damn!
"Hi, I'm calling in a new prescription, I need the pharmacist."
"Just a moment." Oh, sweet return to Muzak...
... And when the bad folks all get together at night
You know they all call big Jim 'boss'... just because
You don't tug --
"Hi, how can I help you?" Shit! I want my song back!
And the transaction was concluded. I toyed with the idea of asking her to put me back on hold to hear the end of Big Jim's saga, but she cut me off.