As I was walking home from the grocery store – in gale force winds with rain battering my face, no less – I came up with a great idea for my current work in progress. When I walked into the house I thought to myself, “Oh, just let me put away these groceries and then call – again – about this Walgreens screw up that I’ve been dealing with since November before I run upstairs and get to writing.” Twenty minutes later, the pharmacist told me she’d call me back (that’s what they say every day that I call) and when I tried to explain to her that this was the 20th time I’ve heard that line, she hung up on me!
So now I’m furious and like Kanye West, I took to Twitter with my numbered list of complaints (although I did it first) and the Walgreens social media team followed up with me to give me the number of the billing department. In three minutes I spoke with a kind, helpful woman named Amber who listened to my situation, pulled up my records, and immediately tried to bill my new insurance. Only one problem: we’re almost a month past the date when they can do that. If she could input the charge back to my old insurance and re-charge my new insurance in less than a minute, how come none of the pharmacists I’ve spoken with – both via phone and in-person in December – were able to help me? I could have had this wrapped up at Christmas well before the no-go date, but now I have to speak with the district manager to see if she is willing to have the local store pay my old insurance company ($420, btw) since (1) the charge was erroneous and not my fault, and (2) they should have taken care of it months ago when I first called them about it. So now, basically, I might be shit out of luck and that makes my blood boil.
So now my mood is totally shot and I’m so angry that I’m literally shaking, but I think to myself, “let me log in to FB … I’m sure someone’s posted a cute animal video that will lift my spirits.” But what’s the first thing I see? Donald Trump calling Megyn Kelly a bimbo. So now my blood is boiling over the whole Walgreens debacle AND I want to just cry that I hail from a country where a man like that can be a serious contender for the presidency. It’s appalling that he can get away with saying something like that about a woman who, although I dislike her, is the furthest thing from a bimbo out there. This is an educated, successful woman carving a name for herself in a man’s world and twice now (that I know of) he has demeaned her based on her sex alone. He’s not intelligent enough to come up with a real insult, so he goes with the lowest common denominator and makes cracks about her period and resorts to calling her a bimbo. Nation, wake up. This is NOT the man you want sitting in the oval office. He is vile.
Goddamnit, where’s my beer? (And Ativan.)