Picking up some clonazepam, a sedative much like Valium he was. After asking if it was too soon to fill (which means he has been told before that a prescription he wanted couldn't be filled yet)
Then asked if he had ever had his Adderall, a brand of amphetamine, filled here. (Because he can't keep track of the multiple pharmacies he uses for his meds)
He had. Next question, "It wasn't billed on my insurance was it?" This question will seem the most bizarre to those not in the profession. "Why on earth would you not want to use insurance?" you're asking yourself. But when you're using multiple pharmacies to pick up the same med you see, the second one you try will generate a "refill too soon" reject when it files your claim. The way around this is to use your card at one place and pay out of pocket everywhere else.
There are the questions we hear all day long. Rarely though, from the same customer. In the same transaction. Guess the moon was lined up just right.
And to top it off, he had one more query.
"Yeah....um......what happens if you give Viagra to a woman?"
His girlfriend was there next to him. And she looked appropriately horrified.
I went to school five years for this.