|LONGS DRUG STORES
discrimination, a true story)
My son, who is relatively
new at being a teenager, is showing absolute signs that he is a teenager.
He has reached that point in life when skin eruptions become a daily concern.
I told my son to ask the pharmacist at a local Longs Drug Store for a product
recommendation on blemish eradication. As he was standing in line
there was an older asian lady being deceived by the pharmacist. Initially
the pharmacist, under the guise of being caring and thoughtful, was in
a sense telling her that she would receive a 10% senior citizens
discount since she was over the age of sixty. She admitted to not
being exactly sixty. She then was to receive the discount because the person
the prescription was for was over sixty. It turned out she was inquiring
about the price being lower at another drug store. Then the pharmacist
switched to their price matching policy. What happened to the senior
citizens discount you ask? It was gone. Just a game?
She never did receive special consideration for a senior citizen.
When I asked the pharmacist about the senior citizens discount, he developed
an unfriendly attitude. Anyone can get a price match. His reason
for the senior citizen discount was because he did not want to lose any
customers, so he stated.
Not only is this
a deceitful practice under the guise of being caring and thoughtful, it
is blatant age discrimination,
and purely profit oriented. This is practiced at various Longs Drug
stores throughout Southern California. I thought age discrimination
was against the law. Many people feel that this is okay, especially
if it benefits them.
This is not a practice
of equality and fairness. Maybe to some it is a small issue, but
dishonesty grows, and grows. If it is profitable or beneficial for
some corporations and politicians, it even grows more.
Just remember, if
you are under sixty years of age, you are sick, do not have very much money,
and do not have a way of finding a better price, you are to be treated
unfairly, and discriminated against by LONGS DRUG STORES.
STORES (The card game and age discrimination,
a true story)
As much as I do not
like Ralph's Market, because of the card game that they play, it is very
close to where I live. I went there to get a loaf of bread for my
son. While I was there I noticed that Bryers ice cream,
one of my favorites, rocky road ice cream was supposedly on sale.
There was a catch. You had to have a Ralph's card (finishing soon
if I ever get the energy).