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They continue to ask me if I have had contact with someone who has Ebola and also to verbally tell them my birthdate and name to prove I am not senile.

The stupidity of things.

When I go to the clinic they always ask if I know my name and birth date. I have to tell them this because they want to make sure I am who I am but back in the day, the white clinic card gave them all this along with a photo id, aka driver's license.

So, the same thing happens when I go to CVS pharmacy. I ask them if my prescription medicines are ready and they insist I indicate verbally my name and address and birth date. I always add, And I almost forgot, I am from planet Earth!

When they ask me at the clinic, every single time I sign in, if I have been out of the country and/or exposed to Ebola, I reply, "I don't make a habit of this because I might die from that."

Sometimes I say, "I am not a vampire. I don't drink the blood from the juggler veins of suspected Ebola patients and in fact that would be bad for my reputation if I was a vampire." LOL

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Feisty56 wrote on September 5, 2015, 12:25 PM

Lol, I'm not as sure that they are trying to verify that you are competent, but that you are who you say you are. I believe these questions are asked on everyone, regardless of age, etc. I am guessing it's a mandate from the federal government, something to do with undocumented immigrants or some other far-flung idea.

CoralLevang wrote on September 5, 2015, 12:25 PM

Well, that's your story and you're sticking to it. I think that, if you were to change and give them the actual answers they were looking for, you would be suspect, and they might have you committed. emoticon :winking:

LeaPea2417 wrote on September 5, 2015, 12:31 PM

LOL, they have standard questions they ask everybody. They ask certain questions to me each time I get my prescriptions.

wolfgirl569 wrote on September 5, 2015, 12:32 PM

You forgot one that they often ask at least at the E.R. and that is do you feel safe in your home?

MegL wrote on September 5, 2015, 1:53 PM

I suppose they are trying to ensure they don't give you the wrong medications! The other day, a child was prescribed a certain medication but her mother didn't give it to her as she was in the bath. She then got a phone call, saying don't give it to her, the dosage could kill her!