A little background may explain why I fell into the horrors that are being a custy:
I, possibly like many of you, have horrific allergies. However, the reason I'm having at the moment has lasted well over two months, and nothing seems to touch it.
So I wake up this morning at 4 am because I can't breathe. I reach for my medication, and to my horror, I only have half my dose left.
Now, when I wake up in the night and can't breathe, and go back to sleep, there's no guarantee I will wake up again. So I grab some caffeine, try not to disturb the boyfriend, and watch YouTube videos until 9:30. At that point I get dressed for work, and leave the house to catch the pharmacy when it opens at 10, wait outside for ten minutes, and literally go in as soon as it's open.
Now at this point I have already been up for 5 hours, have a full days work ahead of me, I can barely breathe, my skin is on fire, and my face is stolen like a puffer fish. I go to the pharmacist and this happens:
Science Ninja: "Can I have two bottles of (brand of medication) please?"
Poor Slave: I just need to go ask my supervisor if I can sell you two.
I've bought two before, but I know she's just checking so this doesn't bother me to much.
Poor Slave: Yeah that's fine. Have you tried our own brand of that medication? It's so much cheaper.
Science Ninja: What is it based on?
Poor Slave: I'll just check... Citrizine.
Science Ninja: No thanks, I have an immunity to that. Can I just get (my brand) please?
Poor Slave: But our brand is half the price! It'll save you a lot of money!
Poor Slave: Have you tried the tablet form? You only need to take it once a day, and its much cheaper!
Science Ninja: No thanks, it doesn't work fast enough. I've experimented, and (my brand) is the best for me. So two bottles if the syrup, please.
Poor Slave: But with the tablets, it doesn't matter if you forget to top it up every 4 hours.
Science Ninja: Look, I'm tired. I have been up since 4 am because I can't breathe well. Look at the rashes on my skin, these are burning like the fires of Mordor (yes I really said that. don't judge me.). My face is swollen, and I am on (really strong medication) as well as (my brand) together, which, as you may be aware, both cause severe mood swings. I have to work a full day at work, with all this going on. I have been civil with you so far, but please, please give me what I want.
Luckily after that, she rang me up with what I needed.
To the retail slave, if you are reading this, I am so so sorry for making you start off your day so horrendously. I know you were doing your job.
May none of your custies be as horrendous as me,
--The Science Ninja