Occasionally when fielding patient phone calls within thirty seconds I will be asked to hang on a second. In most situations we are busy enough that I probably should not have answered the phone to begin with so asking me to hang on a second while you get yourself together is not going to happen. Since I have corporate masters to answer to I will not just hang up, but sure as shit I’ll hit that hold button.
Just to reiterate, at any given point in time we are normally very busy or working on getting ahead so as not to be over whelmed when busy. So, when calling into the pharmacy here is what you need to do. Be in a quite room. We don’t want to hear your loud family members and/or whatever TV show you are listening to nor have the time for you to mute the TV or quite family members.
Secondly have your refill numbers ready or whatever paper work you have questions on at hand. It would also behoove you to have paper and pencil ready to write down whatever you deem important.
The expectation is and will continue to be for speedy service. Adhering to what I am asking above will help maintain that quick service. It’s also a certain level of respect. In most other situations I will ask if you can hold I expect the same, but lets get the conversation going before that happens and not because your aren’t prepared for the conversation either.
If your not familiar with the term I am talking about Christmas and Easter Catholics and honestly some people only come around for the C. If this is the extent as to which you are willing to participate in the religion that’s fine, but when you show up to mass make sure you are able to stay for the whole service or don’t bother coming at all.
I am not going to explain the entirety of how a normal mass goes, but will fast forward to the last 10 minutes or so. After communion is given (the holy wafer aka snack time aka host body, etc…), anything remaining is returned to the tabernacle, a minute or two of silent reflection, a closing blessing, and maybe some closing remarks from the padre. This honestly doesn’t take all that long. Sometimes when the house is packed much like tonight was the distribution of the communion will take some time, but most churches have done the math and put some extra Eucharistic Ministers on the floor to help.
To the people who are choosing to leave right after they receive communion. At best you are being mildly distracting because we have to hear the doors of the church opening and closing, but it is more than that. YOU ARE BEING RUDE AND DISRESPECTFUL. There is a beginning and end of the mass that is clearly defined. A few more minutes of your time is not going to be the end of the world. I’m sorry to be that guy, but even though I am not as dedicated a Catholic as some members of my family would like me to be I make sure that I stay for the whole mass start to finish.