If this happens every time you go, you might just want to prepare yourself ahead of time and take a book or something with you. There are just some things in life that we cannot change and the only one that is getting upset is you. Perhaps you can find a time to go when the line is not so long. I have found that I do not go to a bank or doctors office first thing in the morning. I am usually the youngest person in the place and I am 50+. I don't know how late your hospital pharmacy is open. I go to the pharmacy later in the evening and rarely have to wait.
And whatever you do. please do not take it out on the person behind the counter. They have had to deal with all of those people in front of you.
Not to mention things like eyes and hearing tend to get worse with age, and if you are on a long-term medication, the dosage may change, or the doctor may change you to a new medication to try to get better results. So an elderly person may ask a lot of seemingly repetitive questions to try to make sure they remember the changes, because it's a change in routine for them and maybe they can't read the label so well. I wonder if any pharmacies use large print labels?
It is irritating but I try to be compassionate, because if I am lucky someday that will be me.
Every time I go to the hospital pharmacy to fill out a prescription, I'm sure to find some irritants who hold up the queue!
I mean, if you're on meds long-term, should you ask again and again how to take them?! I mean, it's written very clearly on the packet how to take them!
It's normally old folk who hold up the queue like this! They behave as though there was no queue, when they're holding hundreds of people up with their stupid questions. And some of them even ask the same stupid questions repeatedly! And each irritant will take like half and hour going round and round the bush!!!
When I fill out a prescription, I just take them, make sure they are correct (less than a minute) and leave! Why can't they do the same?
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