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  •  Not to nitpick (none)
    Because I think it's just as much bullshit as you do. However, I live in "rural America," and I know better than to think that any town large enough to support a Target isn't going to have at least one other pharmacy. The "30 miles away" argument borders on absurd. Lexington, Nebraska, a city of around 5-7,000, supports a Wal-Mart Supercenter while still having at least the two other independent pharmacies I can think of off the top of my head (I don't live there, but have been there a lot).

    That said, this pharmaceutical moralizing Jesus Crispy bullshit has got to stop.

    •  Look at it this way (4.00)
      What other prescription sought to be filled by a "guest" (the woman there to buy birth control pills) has ever been referred to a competitor?

      What other prescription has ever compelled a pharmacist to "preach" or "rant" to said "guest" on the premises of the business when said "guest" seeks to complete the purchase of a legitimate prescription from a medical doctor?  Or even to go so far as to steal or confiscate the legitimate prescription of the "guest?"

      What other prescription would corporate America ever permit an employee to turn away hundreds of thousands of dollars in business for ONE store at the whim of said employee?  Do you know how much money these corporations are going to lose by letting this slide?

      I don't think these holier-than-thou pharmacists are worth the money or the headache to corporate America.

      Also, you aren't thinking in the value of time. The time spent to find a parking spot, lock up the car, walk into the store, wait in the line at the pharmacy, perhaps have to endure the rant time of a disgruntled pharmacist, spend the time to request that said disgruntled pharmacist return your legitimate and expensive doctor-visit-acquired prescription to you, leave store, drive around to find other pharmacy and then repeat.

      It bites.  Women don't have to put up with this.

      Our... constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men's minds. Thurgood Marshall

      by bronte17 on Wed Oct 26, 2005 at 05:46:34 PM PDT

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      •  Hey, like I said, (none)
        I think it's ridiculous for these people to be moralizing at the pharmacy counter, and it should indeed be illegal. I also agree that in essence it's a waste of the customer's time. All I was getting at was that the "30 miles" argument is a very weak one, because they don't put Targets in towns that small and isolated.

        Now, if this were happening at an independent pharmacy in a really small town, where it was the only pharmacy in the town, then I suppose the argument might hold water, but I thought that Target was the, er, target of this diary.

    •  Nitpicking the nitpicker: (none)
      solidarity with one pharmacy or another is great for adults, but when your child is sick every mile counts and a drive-thru is best.

      In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher. Dalai Lama

      by leolabeth on Wed Oct 26, 2005 at 06:41:30 PM PDT

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