Have you guys seen these thingys?
WTF, right? Well, for clarity's sake, I'll tell you that it's a Duane Reade automatic prescription filler.
Apparently brought to you by Cialis. Thanks, Duane, but I'll keep my girly bits.
Here's how it works:
1 - You smirk at everyone in that god-awful pharmacy line, especially the exasperated woman who's trying to explain that Williams doesn't start with an "L."
2 - You take your prescription and put it face down on the scanner.
3 - Then the pharmacist-slash-1800Dentist-operator appears on the screen. LIVE!
4 - You chat with her, find out that she works at the Union Square branch and she's actually very nice.
5 - Then you do what most DR customers fear. You leave your prescription in the box next to the screen.
Seriously, you don't physically give your script to anyone.
You leave it in a box and hope and pray that you don't get pregnant because someone mistook the box for shipments of tainted Veggie Booty and threw it out.
6 - Chick on screen tells you how long to wait for your meds. I chose to leave and come back.
7 - You get a receipt.
A few hours later...
I come back to the DR and of course there's that damn pharmacy line. Today's entertainment is a cashier fighting with another cashier about who's taking break because she "sure as hell ain't doing pharmacy anymore."
Finally get to the front, give them my name, and learn that you can't pick up your meds without the receipt.
Right. Sh*t. Ok. Back to the office to get my receipt, which I left in my purse.
Ok back. No line, thank god, when I get there and pay up.
But the questions here are:
- Is the DR Express really a faster way to get your prescription filled? You have to stand in a line one way or another.
- And what happens when you lose that receipt? Can you imagine that nightmare?
- And can I request a male operator, preferably wearing tight scrubs and a cowboy hat? Shut up, I had a thing for M*A*S*H.