It happened! Finally! I am so happy tonight. I found my voice in a situation that has been bothering me for about a year. Honestly, why didn’t I do this sooner. (WARNING: ENTIRE SCENARIO IS A FIRST-WORLD PROBLEM)
Monthly scenario: Go to local pharmacy to pick up Rx. Every month I go and every month there is some sort of issue. Script isn’t filled even though they text me saying it was. The auto-fill randomly decides not to get on board some months while working others. One time they didn’t even have the medication in their system even though nothing has changed in what feels like forever. I could go on and on, but this will do. Every month I get irritated, but ultimately decide I don’t want to hassle with opening up my mouth and saying something. Sometimes I worried that maybe I would just lose my mind and say who knows what! Realistically, I just think I felt like nothing would change.
Not tonight though. Tonight I had had enough. Having had to go inside after issues at the drive through I decided to say something. I was calm, collected, not blaming the poor two souls likely starting their night shift. God knows this isn’t their fault. But I must say I feel good about this. Was anything really resolved, not really. They entered something in to the computer for the auto-fills…maybe it will help. BUT, this blog is about change and tonight I feel like that happened. I guess TIME + LATE NIGHT FRUSTRATION=FINDING MY VOICE
I don’t know if things will be better next time. But I do know that speaking up in frustrating scenarios and maintaining a calm and logical dialogue was more effective than doing nothing, and I felt a hell of a lot better!