Monday Pet Peeve on Friday

 

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I’ve got an appointment scheduled for the covid booster on Sunday, but this week I have tried twice to get it before then.  The first time, at a local Walgreens, it said on their website that they weren’t taking appointments, but you could walk in whenever and have one done.  I drove the ten miles out of my way and stood in line for about ten minutes, only to be told that they do them only by appointment.  I was handed an instruction sheet of the various ways I could make that appointment.  As many prescriptions bags that I saw waiting, how many people were waiting for them, and how short-staffed they were, I understood.  Still — put it on the website please, that each individual store sets its own policy about whether they will administer vaccines, tests, boosters, etc. by walk-in or appointment.

Today, I checked out the website of their biggest competition in the local market, Rite-Aid.  This is actually where I have my appointment set for Sunday.  I was excited when I saw on the site that each day, between 2-3 p.m., they have walk-ins for covid boosters.  This place wasn’t out of the way so I figured why not stop there on my way to another errand.  I stood in line for about ten minutes again, because the only other customer in the store was taking way way way too long to do her business.  Like I said, I was the only other customer in the store, there were plenty of employees there, and I thought wow am I lucky.  I was immediately told by the blonde b—– who waited on me when I said, “your website says you have walk-in covid boosters available from 2-3p.m.,”  “Well we aren’t doing them today!”  As the only customer in the store, I turned around and said, loudly, “Then you need to put a disclaimer on your website to that effect!” and walked out. 

National chains, take notice:  Don’t lie on your websites.  It makes you look even shadier than you already are.

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UPDATE on 12/19/21:  I went to my scheduled appointment for the vaccine.  There was a whole different group of people working, all friendly.  The check-in process was smooth, there were no other people waiting, and I got the booster vaccine is now in my body.  What a relief!

 

 

26 Comments Add yours

  1. Paula Light says:

    Ugh annoying! Hope Sunday works out 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Oh it better or they are going to see a woman go medieval!

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  2. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    In Nashville they have a huge K-Mart parking lot that people can go between 8-5 and you WILL be seen. Most people have given up on Walgreens and the others. The parking lot sounds shady but it’s huge and they are organized.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Very happy you have that option, Max. We don’t even have a K-Mart here anymore.

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      1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

        Oh it’s been close a long time… wish the city would provide somewhere like that instead of commercially.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Ah, so the parking is available to run the clinic, I see. Nice!

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  3. Grrrr! That would have made me LIVID. 🤬 And I’d have been demanding to speak with the manager. If it were the blonde witch, I’d have asked for her supervisor’s email address. The attitude of a lot of ‘customer service’ people these days is far below standard!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Melanie, thanks for understanding my rage. I’m hoping when I go back on Sunday I can talk with someone about it. It is a real disappointment to be treated so callously, especially when she was so nice and took so much time with the lady in front of me. We were the only 2 customers in the store. How could they not have time!? is my question.

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  4. I am mad for msjadeli! That is terrible customer experience. By the way, welcome back! 🤓🥳

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Gia! Hi! Glad to see you.

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  5. Dale says:

    When I went to the States last August, I had a grand time trying to find where I could just get the bloody PCR test to go back home. What they said on the websites and what the reality was were worlds apart. Thank goodness a coworker gave me the name of a reputable joint!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I remember that, Dale. Glad you found what you needed. I’m hoping Sunday goes well…

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  6. memadtwo says:

    Though disorganized, the pharmacies here do honor their appointments, although you may have a wait. The help is hostile everywhere though. I hope all goes smoothly Sunday. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I hope so too, K. Around here most of the help is friendly. That’s why this was such a disappointment. I hope so also.

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  7. Irene says:

    Best of luck on Sunday; hopefully you’ll get the booster and nobody gets hurt 😉

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  8. Sadje says:

    How unprofessional of them.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      She really was. I didn’t mention this, but when a co-worker showed up, she asked the woman to let her in to the workspace, she made a snotty comment, “Sure, since you’re *here* now.” or something to that effect. The woman started apologizing profusely for being late. Not what I would call a good co-worker either!

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      1. Sadje says:

        No, this whole display was unwarranted.

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  9. Congrats for scheduling your appointment, Lisa. Hope everything will go well.

    When I went to a local CVS in my area, they told me I needed to schedule an appointment online. When I checked the CVS website, none of the stores in my immediate area had any openings. So I needed to schedule one week in advance at a store that was about a 30 to 40-minute car ride from my house – perhaps not super convenient but well worth it.

    The appointment went very well. I already had checked in online providing all info and health insurance card. Just prior to the appointment time, I got a text with a link to click to complete the check-in. There was no waiting time.

    After you get your shot make sure to take it easy. Try to avoid using your arm, in which you got the shot, as little as possible and drink plenty of fluids. Good luck!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Christian, thanks much. I made this appointment 2 weeks ago (soonest available at this location.) I’m glad your process went smoothly even though you had a 30-40 minute car ride.

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      1. I’d rather take a 30 to 40-minute car ride to the pharmacy any day rather than a 20-minute ride to the local hospital!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Welcome to the blogging world, Ffion, and I’m glad you wandered this way 🙂

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  11. dolphinwrite says:

    Unfortunately, too many people listen to “experts” and social pressure rather than thinking for themselves. They don’t understand MRNA vaccines are new, largely untested, and don’t follow traditional vaccine formats. And they’ve never been used population wide until this.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Whatever they are, they are keeping people from dying, which is more than I can say for those who keep hoisting the virus onto the innocent.

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