Pharmacist shuts down customer who whinges about having wait for her prescription: ‘I am trying to make sure it doesn’t kill you’
- A Tik Toker has posted a video complaining about long wait times at pharmacists
- Mustafa Dhahir, a south-western Sydney pharmacist explained the wait time
- Mr Dhahir said people will wait roughly 17-18 minutes for a script to be filled
- He commented, ‘I’ve literally seen people wait longer at Maccas.. The audacity’
An Aussie pharmacist has taken down a TikTok user for complaining about how she has to wait ‘so long’ for her prescription to be filled.
Mustafa Dhahir, known as ‘pharmamustafa’, provides easy-to-follow health advice to his 280,000 followers – and has now gone on the record to address a regular complaint of chemist customers.
Mr Dharir, who rose to fame debunking Covid vaccine myths, confirmed that while patients can see that their medication is readily available, ‘first I need to put your details through the computer.’
Mr Dhahir explained pharmacists must first enter the individual’s details into the computer and, while it may only take a minute to process the medication, there are a lot of other things that increase the wait time.
A TikTok user has posted a video complaining about long wait times at pharmacists asking why it takes ‘so long’ for her prescription to be done when the medication is right behind them
Mustafa Dhahir, known as pharmamustafa on Tik Tok explained the wait time saying many things delay the process – and realistically it takes about 17-18 minutes to fill a script
‘Why are you waiting longer than a minute? Well let’s just assume there are four people waiting ahead of you and each person has about three prescriptions.
‘On average, each prescription takes me about a minute, so that’s an extra 12 minute wait – but this is assuming everything will run smoothly and I will not get interrupted.’
Mr Dhahir said people regularly come to the counter to ask advice or for a vaccination, and that takes priority over fillings scripts.
He then estimates on average the wait time to get a script filled is about 17 to 18 minutes before adding one final dig at those who complain about waiting.
‘Most importantly I am checking to make sure the medication doesn’t kill you.
‘But also you waited like two hours at the doctors, can’t you wait a few more minutes for me?’
The south-western Sydney pharmacist fumed:’I’ve literally seen people wait longer at Maccas.. The audacity’
Overall his comments section was full of users supporting him.
‘It’s like people assume pharmacists only chuck a label on the box and hand it out….’ one wrote.
The pharmacist replied: ‘I’ve literally seen people wait longer at Maccas than they have at a pharmacy. The audacity.’
‘It’s medication going into our bodies. I’ll wait the extra time to make sure it’s correct,’ another said.
‘Lots of customers treat us like we’re fast food (workers),’ a third commented.