Online Benefits

Just a few hours ago, a friend of mine related to me how frustrating her experience was buying from a drugstore. She told me the most absurdly funny story about how a certain drugstore, not so far away from their house, took two hours of her precious time just for let her buy some muscle relaxants. Who would have expected that for a task which one would expect to be urgently done, something as irritatingly taxing can actually happen instead. This was the story she told me, which would have been better delivered personally by my friend with her animated gestures and vivid facial expressions.

The day started rather sunny, which is why it was kind of surprising when a heavy downpour of rain happened during midday. The adventure all started when my friend’s cousin decided to wear some slippers to school that day. It was because of those pair of slippers that she easily slipped (Maybe this has got to do with the footwear being “slippers”) when the roads became slippery. With such a situation, there seems to be no escape at all. Bottom line is this, her cousin experienced a strain and had to take some muscle relaxants to get well the soonest possible time. Unfortunately, the poor girl is unable to make the necessary errands of buying the much-needed medications herself. Which is the very reason why my friend, being the kind cousin that she is, volunteered to do the tasks instead. And this act of kindness began one of the most unforgettable days that she had in her entire life.

After obtaining the prescription from their family doctor, she went to walk toward the nearest pharmacy from their home. The rain was still pouring heavily as a speeding car passed by. As one might expect on a day which began badly, the car’s tire hit a puddle of rainwater which sent the brown, muddy water flying toward my friend. Luckily, it only hit the lower part of her dress. This was not the worst scenario, however. Upon her arrival at the drugstore, she was dismissively told that the drug she was looking for was not available anymore. Feeling worried and some sense of urgency for her cousin, she told the attendant at the pharmacy if she can have the generic form instead. The lady told her to wait for a while as she would ask first if that will be allowed. Awhile took a few minutes, a few minutes turned to almost an hour, then two hours. In between those agonizing two hours, she was asked to get another prescription, she argued to personally talk to the manager or pharmacist (which for unknown reason cannot attend to her within the two hours she waited), and finally persuaded the lady to provide some medication out of reason and pity (An appeal that usually worked effectively to make people agree).

She went home that afternoon still damp, hungry, and with aching feet. Had it not been for her cousin’s condition, she would never bear any of those arguments longer than she can say “nevermind then”. She even swore never to buy from a pharmacy again, well maybe not from the pharmacy where she spent hours waiting and arguing. After a few hours she called to say that she changed her mind about her decision of not buying from drugstores anymore. This was after she heard of an online drugstore that never had to make her wait, never had to make her walk under the rain, and never had to start with her an argument. Online, all she needed to do was fill-in some forms, assure the site that an appropriate prescription has been obtained, pay for the products, and get a no-cost, hassle-free delivery. All she had to do next is wait for the deliveries at the comforts of her home.

Thank goodness, therefore, for online pharmacies. As a matter of fact, despite my friend’s cousin’s difficulty in walking, she can still make the orders online herself. Worst case scenario is for those who live alone and suddenly get involved in an unlucky circumstance, a similar accident let us say, with no one to take care of them except themselves. At least, because of online drugstores, there is still a chance for immediate treatment.

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