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CAtoSTX
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October 25, 2012 12:22 am  

Is it assumed that I don't know what it means!?

The staff at Dr's choice is the ruddest bunch I've seen in a LONG time. Maybe I just got spoiled by the staff at Mt. Welcome in STX, but seriously!? YUCH.


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DonExodus
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October 25, 2012 3:03 am  

Which Dr. office?


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OldTart
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October 25, 2012 12:48 pm  

Doctor's Choice is a pharmacy.


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October 25, 2012 3:28 pm  

Which location are you talking about? There are 4 on Stt. I don't go there often, but I don't find them that rude.
Now rude as rude can be is at Drug Farm Pharmacy at Lockhart Gardens. I avoid that place like the plague.

Healthy Living Pharmacy in Barbel Plaza is the best. The owner is the pharmacist. You are in and out quick. It isn't a large pharmacy like Doctor's Choice, but you get very good and courteous service from the pharmacist and his assistant. Ample parking there, too.


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CAtoSTX
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October 25, 2012 4:12 pm  

The one next to Fruit Bowl.
Healthy living is not on my insurance.

My choices are :
Sunshine
Kmart
Medicine Shop
Drug Farm
and Tradewinds.

The teeth-sucking was because they apparently don't take my insurance either - after I asked and they said "I think we do".


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BeachcomberStt
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October 25, 2012 9:47 pm  

It wasn't on my insurance list, but he takes mine.

Healthy Living Pharmacy phone number - 777-3088.
lt won't hurt to call them just to see if they take yours.


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Alana33
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October 25, 2012 9:51 pm  

Just learn to suck your teeth back at them.


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isl3985
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October 25, 2012 10:03 pm  

probably didn't say "good (specific time of day)" *-)

it's VERY offensive if you don't say this, and apparently VERY VERY VERY offensive if you say good afternoon when it's actually still morning or vice versa. you pretty much have to walk on eggshells here.


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October 25, 2012 10:53 pm  

(1) it's VERY offensive if you don't say this, and (2) apparently VERY VERY VERY offensive if you say good afternoon when it's actually still morning or vice versa.

1. It's simply impolite.

2. Nonsense.


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October 25, 2012 10:56 pm  

Ok I'll bite... What the heck is teeth sucking LOL!

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October 25, 2012 11:04 pm  

Ok I'll bite... What the heck is teeth sucking LOL!

You'll learn when you get here. CHUPPES.


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isl3985
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October 25, 2012 11:14 pm  

(1) it's VERY offensive if you don't say this, and (2) apparently VERY VERY VERY offensive if you say good afternoon when it's actually still morning or vice versa.

1. It's simply impolite.

2. Nonsense.

sarcasm much?

and #2 isn't nonsense. i've been "impolitely" corrected a couple times when i used the wrong greeting when it was 12:01 instead of 11:59.

(3) you pretty much have to walk on eggshells here.

3. nothing to say about this point? 😀


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October 25, 2012 11:28 pm  

isn't interesting how rude people can be when letting you know how rude you are being.


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CAtoSTX
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October 25, 2012 11:37 pm  

I know better - but thanks for questioning my Ps+Qs.

😉


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OldTart
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October 26, 2012 12:37 am  

and #2 isn't nonsense. i've been "impolitely" corrected a couple times when i used the wrong greeting when it was 12:01 instead of 11:59.

3. nothing to say about this point? 😀

In close to three decades living here I've never had this happen to me and never heard of anything remotely similar happening to anyone else.

3. Absolutely disagree. Never felt I had to walk on eggshells from the day I arrived.


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October 26, 2012 1:35 am  

I've corrected myself and been corrected by people but always in a joking/friendly manner--typically along with a shared sigh or a comment like "I wish it was afternoon!"


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October 26, 2012 2:15 am  

no it has def happened, Like "what are you talking about it is still 11:58!"


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Skullwithhair
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October 26, 2012 10:40 am  

I found that "teeth sucking" wasnt always a bad thing. I think it becomes habit.
One of my local friends does it all the time..especially when he gets excited or
is telling you a story that hes really into...people need to chill


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Linda J
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October 26, 2012 1:10 pm  

Teeth sucking is a sound made when someone is angry/disgusted/annoyed. It is putting your teeth together and breathing in, making a sucking sound. For example, you are waiting in line, talking on your phone, when your turn comes up, you are slow to respond, still talking on the phone. The person serving you might roll his/her eyes and "suck".


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noOne
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October 26, 2012 2:16 pm  

Well to be fair, sucking teeth can be kind of like "forgetta 'bout it"


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Linda J
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October 26, 2012 2:25 pm  

True.


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noOne
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October 26, 2012 3:13 pm  

I remember going to school on St. Thomas. Both of the schools I went to frowned upon sucking your teeth like you had sworn.


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OldTart
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October 26, 2012 5:16 pm  

Maybe the staff at the pharmacy sucked their teeth out of frustration on THEIR end because they thought the OP's insurance DID cover the prescription and then discovered that it wasn't.


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roadrunner
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October 26, 2012 6:52 pm  

Good points here.

I've also found that teeth sucking is often directed at something else, and not at me, even though it might be done in front of me. Kind of the way eye-rolling is not always a rude gesture. Sometimes it's just a sign that the person rolling their eyes is frustrated on my behalf.

I've also been corrected regarding morning/afternoon/night, but always in a friendly way. Not everyone smiles and laughs when they're joking, so maybe their attempt at humor/friendliness is going unnoticed. (When I moved back to the states, I had to re-learn NOT to say "good morning" at 12:01am (I work nights sometimes) because I got weird looks if I said it before about 4am or so in the states. Funny how different cultures perceive the time of day.)


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stiphy
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October 26, 2012 7:30 pm  

I've become so accustomed to the VI that the fake friendliness of the states kind of annoys me now.

Sean


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