There must be some kind of social networking website or iPhone app that all junkies have that they use to communicate to one another. I swear, they must make a post or something and their alert goes off.
Usually when a person who has a legitimate prescription but they just reek of a junkie, I tell them we don't have those oxycodones in stock. But once in awhile I like to mix things up and make the junkies feel like it's the luckiest day of their lives and fill them. The look on their faces when I say yes and that it will be ready in 15 minutes is like watching a kid wake up Christmas morning and seeing that Santa finally came.
And every single time I fill one for them, I get a plethora of others with the same prescription for the next 5-6 days or so. It's like making a tiny crack in a damn wall, you make one little crack and then the damn bursts and you got meth heads, crack heads, and pill poppers flooding the store.
In a way, they are some of my favorite customers. First off, they always have a story to tell, either of how they have been to 100 pharmacies or how their roommate stole their last bottle and that is why he his early this month. And second, I make so much money off of them. These people will pay anything as long as they get it. People in chains may not realize this, but that 120 count oxycodone they are dispensing costs the pharmacy about $25-$30, and the AWP is about $175ish, that's a huge profit.
So if there is a Twitter for junkies, I want in. I would love to read their posts.