One day my husband and I went to a popular national pharmacy to pick up my order of birth control pills. We knew that this month’s would cost us more because we did not have insurance at the time. When the pharmacy clerk rang us up he said the total came to over $130. Both of us were shocked that it would cost so much and spent about 5 minutes discussing concern about whether we would be able to afford it, all right in front of the clerk.
Then, as we are about to decide to go ahead and pay for it, he laughs and tells us he’s just kidding about the price, it’s only $45. Both my husband and I were so shocked and angry that this man thought that what he just did was funny. Even if he actually thought he was trying to make us feel better about the price by quoting us a higher price, watching us agonize over this decision for the drug was uncalled for and very rude. We paid and my husband informed the clerk he was out of line and that we would never come back again to use their pharmacy. And we never did. 05-15-09