I received the following message through the site some time ago, and I'd like to share it with the world. The insanity of it made me cringe.
Message: My son is in his 4/6 of pharmacy school. He failed (d) in one class lest semester, and is failing another. What now, the school only allows you two failures. What can he become whIth the classes he has already taken? Help. Thanks
Time: Thursday December 20, 2012 at 4:03 pm
Contact Form URL: http://www.
Sent by an unverified visitor to your site.
I cannot imagine a scenario where contacting the proprietor of a website named THE ANGRIEST PHARMACIST in regards to my child's grades / education / future seems like the right decision to make. [The AOL.COM email address says enough.] How many other people should you contact before you get to INTERNET BLOGS on the list of outlets to turn to? Let's see: the professor, TA's for the class, the student's adviser, dean's office, student affairs office, ANOTHER school's admission's office, OTHER parents with kids at the school, and I'm sure I missed some. All this, of course, would come AFTER kicking this kid's ass for screwing around and partying too much.
Instead, she contacts me...assuming I understand the policies at WHATEVER school and know the classes he HAS taken and passed so I can help plan his future FOR HIM.
Would you ever turn to me for anything? Let's hope not.
Do not contact me requesting I post on how to doctor shop, avoid detection, get off your state's monitoring system, defraud your state's monitoring system, or successful combine drugs to "get all fucked up and shit."
I've got better things to do, and I really don't think that is in a pharmacist's or patient's best interests.
Fuck you kindly,
...and they continue to visit this fucking blog. I'm getting quite tired of their emails, comments, and general bullshit. Honestly, do they surf the web day-in and day-out looking for someone that is posting ANONYMOUSLY (like me) for the shear purpose of threatening them with legal action, calling/emailing employers, and notifying certification bodies and boards? I don't even understand why they'd waste their time writing the comment / email because they are DEFINITELY going to be wasting their time with the follow up. Let's analyze the following example:
"dallas" posted on 2/19/12 a comment to The Crap People Send Me (originally posted on 5/10/11).
As a refresher, "The Crap People Send Me" was a letter from a "pharmacy technician" "suffering from migraines." Here "PCP" was "treating" her "migraines" with Oxycontin and Roxycodone. She "found" a prescription in her "cookie jar" for Percocet. This "pharmacy technician" wanted to know if this "prescription" would show up on her profile at her "regular pharmacy" -- because she filled it as "cash" somewhere else. She asked her "dad" who is "an RPH" and couldn't get a straight answer.
Everything stinks about the letter. Every. Single. Thing. I'd bet less than 10 words of truth existed in this original email from "Pat." After 38 comments to this post, "dallas" decides to chime in...
I am so disturbed that any one of you are working in the medical field and are Pharmacists, you have no business taking care of sick people w/your cutting words. I completely agree with Aura and she seems to be the only person w/reason. I came upon this site looking for other options to taking a narcotic for brain aneurysm aftercare headaches and WOW! You are entitled to your opinion but name calling is unacceptable and i truly hope, or better yet maybe i will submit this site to the pharmacy board so they can get rid of all of you non-compassionate so called caring professionals. Quit the name calling and having sooo much fun assuming you know all this person has been thru and do the job you are PAID very well to do. disgusting behavior and i am thankful i am nothing like any one of you!
I don't know why "dallas" feels the need to defend such despicable behavior. That's dumb enough, but for her to think she is going to "submit this site to the pharmacy board" it tremendously ignorant. It's laughable. First of all, there has been around 35 different commenters to this post. I'm sure that if you wanted it bad enough, you theoretically COULD submit your pissant comment to all 50 state boards of pharmacy, but what are you going to tell them? Even if they do read it, how will you sound? "Dear UTAH BoP, please go to TheAngriestPharmacist.com -- There's a post from a real drunk pharmacy technician named Pat. She admitted to several crimes then asked TheAngriestPharmacist if she was going to get caught. What I would like to draw your attention to is the amount of mean name calling from all the doodie heads on the website. I would like you to revoke the pharmacist license for the following people: TheAngriestPharmacist, Drunken Agnostic, hi, nicole, brian, crappypharmacist, etc. Thank you for your time, dallas"
Honestly, could a person be any more retarded? You think I'm gonna just for over server logs and records outlining everyone who posts on the site? You think I'm gonna be helpful to a search like that? Or, do you think I'm going to NSA wipe my server and replace the website with fetish porn just to be a cocksucker? Ding Ding Ding!
It's like people have no concept of anonymity, privacy, and secrecy. I guess the average idiot believes that because they browse the web and interact with the internet on a full-name-no-filter basis that we all must do the same. Therefore, anytime someone on the internet does something impertinent, wrong, or rude, all you must do is notify the nearest constable who will turn on his interweb box, ask the webmaster of the internets who uses the code name "DAVE" and then call Dave's dad who will then punish him for saying rude things. It's also ultra naive to think that a BoP will even bother reading a complaint stemming from something posted on MY fucking website. I bet they don't get a sentence into it before discussing how much they enjoy reading my site...so suck on that, dallas.
Next we have Ang responding on 1/18/12 to Doctor Shopping and Insurance Fraud and Asshat Patients -- Oh my from 3/22/11 with:
There are several issues here. First of all, pharmacists do not have the authority to determine whether a crime was committed or not. By accusing her of such publicly (to the other pharmacies) you opened the pharmacy that employs you (not to mention yourself) up to a big fat lawsuit. You may have seen this as a cut and dry case, but no matter how transparent the crime, it is only at the discretion of the criminal justice system that a person be charged with, and found guilty of a crime. You went about this the wrong way, and I will be bringing this to the attention of proper authorities. They can easily identify you using your IP.
My immediate response: Go fuck yourself you little asshat. Do you think that I did something like that standing in the middle of the pharmacy where all could here? What if that story isn’t even true? This is an anonymous blog. I could be anywhere in the world talking to anyone in the world. Give me a fucking break… Which organization do you plan on running the manhunt for the rogue pharmacist being mean to a patient?
I would like to note again that this stupid comment from this ignorant fuck was nearly a YEAR after the post was originally made. Secondly, I would like to note that a licensed physician graced this post with a lengthy response where he identified and discussed many things...the most important being the statement, "THE PHARMACIST DID THE RIGHT THING."
Ang would lead us to believe that pharmacist's cannot determine if a crime was committed -- I guess it's pretty silly us taking all those law courses and certifcations then isn't it. I wouldn't know a crime if it slapped me in the face, I just spend a year studying pharmacy law in school...you idiot bastard! Then, this poster has the audacity to throw out the "you opened yourself up to a lawsuit," bullshit. Today's sue-happy litigation-frenzied society needs to erase this type of shit from their vocabulary. You make yourself look stupid and your kids are just gonna pick up even more bad habits and idiotic ideas. Here are the facts. Crimes were committed. Not only do I have the training and knowledge to recognize that, I have the fucking proof. In addition to that, I am the star witness for the prosecution. The only thing the DA needs from me in this instance to turn this case into a slam-dunk conviction is a fucking phone call alerting them that it happened. From there, I'll accept it's out of my hands. Judge, Jury, Executioner....whatever...but to even hint that I'm not involved is just plain ignorant. Also to claim that I or my company is at risk of a lawsuit for calling a thief a thief or a liar a liar whilest having the evidence in hand is also pretty fucking ignorant, Ang. (If you're keeping score, you've yet to share anything NOT utterly retarded). The final statement you've left us with is a veiled threat. TAestP did something that *you* interpret as "wrong" so *you* are gonna tell the proper authorities who can find me by "using my IP."
First off, YOU DO NOT HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO DETERMINE WHETHER A CRIME WAS COMMITTED OR NOT. BY ACCUSING ME, PUBLICALLY (TO THE OTHER READERS) YOU HAVE OPENED YOUR ISP THAT PROVIDES YOU WITH INTERNET SERVICE (NOT TO MENTION YOURSELF) UP TO A BIG FAT LAWSUIT. YOU MAY HAVE SEEN THIS AS A CUT AND DRY CASE, BUT NO MATTER HOW TRANSPARENT THE CASE, IT IS THE DISCRETION OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM THAT A PERSON BE CHARGED WITH AND FOUND GUILTY OF A CRIME. --- You DID exactly what you accused me of, you little sniveling shitass. I'm not sure who the proper authorities are, or why they'd give a shit about a story on a pharmacist's website from a YEAR ago, but knock yourself out. Finally, that almighty IP. Do people know what that means, what it is, or how it works? I don't think so. Yes, an IP can ID you. I could post yours here (but since it was a year ago, it would've changed). Yes that can be used to locate easily and identify with the help of the ISP. But, here's the tricky part --- what's *MY* IP? Go on...tell me...What's TheAngriestPharmacist's IP Address? You're on his website...surely he posted it on there right? It would take a little effort to identify me. Not a lot...just a little...But guess what...that "little" is 100x more work than ANY law enforcement agency wants or cares to do without solid evidence that a crime was committed and they can get a conviction or confession. And "all you got to go on is a stupid post on a silly pharmacist blog. How do you know he didn't make it up?"
So, idiots of the world, I emplore you. PRINT MY WEBSITE WORD FOR WORD. Take it to the "board of pharmacy" (all of them for all I care), Tell your lawyer, Send a copy to every law enforcement agency on the fucking planet. No one is going to care. They are going to ask you why your vagina hurts and tell you to man the fuck up. Save your time and just man the fuck up...
I'm tired of randos coming to my website and submitting bullshit comments to various posts. I've got better things to do than delete 3-5 comments per day calling me an asshole, a meany head, or questioning my professionalism/ethics (and then banning the user)...as if you reading a vague story about a drug seeker / drug shopper compromises THEIR privacy. As if ANYONE reading these stories can find out what state I'm even in -- much less a patient's name. That's just not possible. Considering that I'm not a complete idiot, I change facts, details, and other things to keep the backbone of the story without making it so obvious as to the subject and subject matter. The person fingered in the story wouldn't even know they are the subject matter in 9 of 10 posts.
I get talked to like I'm a piece of shit all day. I'll be damned if I'm gonna come home and take e-shit from some nameless fuck over the internet (I do realize the hypocrisy of using the term 'nameless fuck' as I am one). But, what I mean is, people stumble upon this site and give me shit -- non-pharmacists, non-healthcare workers, nobodys. I'm not that bad. I'm not a horrible person. Some of this is a joke. It's an act. It's a persona in some ways.
I do (or envision and reimagine) the things that you want to do but can't. A favorite comment from these nameless fucks is that I would/should be fired in their business for doing X or saying Y. Who are they to judge me or question what I do.
I can't fully express how much this pisses me off. Nor can I adequately express how some of these hatred and anger is misplaced. I'm not a bad guy. I'm not an unethical dick. 'You' just don't like THAT post.
Now, don't get me wrong -- I'm not deleting these comments because they person questions my judgment or doesn't like what I did. I can handle a dissenting opinion. That's not the issue. I would be FINE with that. But, I've yet to have a dissenting opinion posed in a professional manner worthy of being posts. For instance, in response to, "Unfortunately, this is a true story" I got the following comment:
"This was written in a humorous way I’ll give you that.. Guy sure was stupid LOL!! I would fire you ASAP but I suspect you probably own or manage the pharmacy in the story, which is even more repulsive. You sir sicken me, and should be ashamed of your profession."
Now, do you see how that has no point? That serves no purpose other than to push me down (as well as the profession of pharmacy. Now, I can accept that this situation could have been handled a different way. But, unless you present a clear and concise rebuttal without resorting to belittling me or our pharmacy, I don't give a fuck what you have to say. Now, you don't have to be a kissass, but you can bring about a different POV without being a prick. Here's what you could say:
"While I agree that was frustrating, you handled it dead wrong. You're a pharmacist and obviously have some education. Not everyone in the world is a smart as you. Some people need things spelled out to them. Some people have learning disabilities. Did you ever things of that? Did you do what they taught you in school and ask him to show you how he will use the inhaler after you educated him? Oh, I forgot, you barely did educate him. This situation is nothing but a failure of a pharmacist to counsel a patient effectively.
See how that works? With a little cunning, you can tell me I'm wrong, pose your opinion, maybe even take a jab at me, have your comment posted, and not get permanently banned from my site WITHOUT BEING A SNIVELING PRICK. I'm not saying you can't swear. I'm not saying you can't question me or what I did. Just don't be a jerk. Don't attack me -- unless it is REALLY fucking funny and REALLY fucking good.
So, how do I remedy this? I thought about deleting all comments and blocking all future comments/discussion, but I value that input from fellow pharmacists and technicians. Instead, I've decided to require registration. That means that initial registration will require a name, verified email address, and maybe some other information as I see fit (such as an acceptance of terms of service). Then you can post comments on the site. After a certain number of approved comments, you will get the ability to post comments that skip my moderation -- after earning trust so to speak.
We'll see how this goes for a while. Maybe a little bothersome registration will prevent assholes from doing what they do best.