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chemist shops

On 24 Jun 2011 at 10:21pm the old mayor wrote:
Lewes does seem to have its share of Chemist shops. Could we do with another - regular clientele here for sure. Which is the best service provider and which has the worst attitude in customer service ? Is it against the law to buy Asprin AND Corn Plasters or will the Civil |Enforcement Officer be called ? I know which one I am talking about anyone else agree ?
On 25 Jun 2011 at 12:59am stevied wrote:
The chemists in Western Road is excellent - always helpful. Can't comment about Bakers - whenever I go in there at lunchtime (the only time I can get down there during the week) the pharmacist has always buggered off to lunch so I can't get my prescription!
On 25 Jun 2011 at 5:06am Clifford wrote:
Boots is surely the worst. Has anyone else noticed that at the pharmacy counter they have that habit of looking down so they don't have to catch your eye when you're trying to get a prescription? And hiding round the back pretending they don't know they're there. The staff there seem the unhappiest in any shop in Lewes.
On 25 Jun 2011 at 2:27pm Rookie wrote:
I used to use Boots. Always a long queue due to the slowness. Always had trouble finding my prescription. I gave up.
I discovered St Annes Pharmacy. Much nicer all round and so helpful.
On 25 Jun 2011 at 7:45pm bastian wrote:
boots is by far the worst,wybourns is very good but bakers is convenient.I do miss Yates and the littlle old mrs yates who was still running it at 80.
On 25 Jun 2011 at 8:12pm Decent Citizen. wrote:
I agree, Boots are terrible. Sometimes up to six people behind the area,all looking other way! Long queues form,still they go on a go slow. In one instance I took in a prescription as shop opened. Went back 10.30ish having been told 10 to 15 minutes,,no done! Since the lovely gent who used to run it like clock work retired(or left)the service leaves a great deal to be desired. By far the politest,most efficient is St Annes.
On 25 Jun 2011 at 10:36pm Dave wrote:
Where is St Annes?
On 25 Jun 2011 at 11:25pm Decent Citizen wrote:
Top of town. Opposite Black Horse. They also deliver VERY. efficiently.No long queues.
On 25 Jun 2011 at 11:34pm Decent Citizen wrote:
Boots a no no. Always seemed to me that one was a nuisance and WHO was going to serve you!In my opinion,far too many behind the counter,not enough wanting to actually serve the public.Chaos!Not even a smile. Go where a welcome is given. A little further away it"s true,but worth the effort.
On 25 Jun 2011 at 11:39pm Decent Citizen wrote:
Bastion,yes, I remember it well. Very nice people and service.
On 26 Jun 2011 at 10:14am bastian wrote:
she was a dear old thing, always reminded me of the landlady in the ealing film the lady killers
On 26 Jun 2011 at 12:09pm Decent Citizen wrote:
Yes bastian,that lovely olde worldly charm much missed. What a great film that is.
On 26 Jun 2011 at 12:18pm Clifford wrote:
Has anyone ever filled in one of those survey forms Boots used to give out?
On 26 Jun 2011 at 1:49pm bastian wrote:
what's the point it only serves as a modern box ticking exercise to say "we have consulted our public of their opinions" they don't run their business by them or they'd pay their taxes so an ambulence driver could keep their job
On 26 Jun 2011 at 7:04pm Clifford wrote:
My thoughts entirely bastian.
On 27 Jun 2011 at 12:12pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Another vote for St Annes. They are helpful and friendly and the service is excellent.The pharmacist at Boots seems to be at lunch whenever I go in there. The people in Wyborns tend to be grumpy imo.
Bakers used to be good, but I haven't been in there for years because of the impossibility of parking anywhere nearby.
On 27 Jun 2011 at 4:39pm Maggiesal wrote:
BAKERS get a very big Thankyou as they have been most helpful.
BOOTS get a very big wooden spoon, Wrong prescription included in bag, then somehow it was my fault ???. All of the above also a no no for BOOTS as well
On 27 Jun 2011 at 10:29pm Shopper wrote:
Boots are terrible. I normally use Bakers if I'm in town (and don't need to worry about parking).
Yates was our local chemist when I was a kid - not may shops (or shop keepers) like that any more!
On 27 Jun 2011 at 10:35pm Shopper wrote:
A photo of Yates for those who want to reminisce (if the link work)!

View the picture »
On 27 Jun 2011 at 11:53pm the old mayor wrote:
It worked great - and I can understand why it closed down.
On 29 Jun 2011 at 11:31am Ratty wrote:
Could this possibly be an example of the private sector not being entirely perfect? From the media I assumed that all the lazy, workshy, unhelpful people worked in the public sector and the private sector only employed honest, hardworking dedicated people who would quiet happily work for no money beacuse they were such paragons of virtue and efficiency.
Any complaints about the Lewes Boots should got to the Alliance Boots Executive Chairman, Stefano Pessina, enquiries@allianceboots.com
That should stir it up a bit.
On 29 Jun 2011 at 2:13pm bastian wrote:
thank you ratty,a tail well deserved.And thank youshopper for the trip down memory lane.
On 31 Aug 2015 at 4:56pm non wrote:

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