>So, I have a pharmacy that I usually go to in my neighborhood. But, on holidays, during Ramadan, and on Fridays, I go over to Pharmacy 1 because I can count on them being open, right? Well, today MemeBean needed some medicine and I went over to the somewhat convenient P1 in Swefieh. Do you think they are open? No, apparently, open 24 hours has a large exception at this location. They closed today during Friday prayers. So, after some time waiting for ANYONE to respond from inside the store, the guard finally came over and said they’re at prayer.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m perfectly happy to see the faithful go to prayer, but don’t call yourself a 24 Hour pharmacy. Call yourself a “sometimes 24 hour pharmacy” or a “when we feel like it 24 hour pharmacy.” And while we’re at it, why is it that Jordan makes no use whatsoever of the advantage it has in having a diverse population? The Christian population is not small here, so why not (gasp!) hire Christians to work on Fridays (and during Ramadan) and give them Sundays off. What a win/win that would be. And yet, I haven’t seen any establishments to date that do this. Even Christian bookstores and such are closed on Friday. I’m sorry, but to me, that’s silly. Enough ranting on this topic, but I demand truth in advertising. Pharmacy1, shape up or ship out!
Happy false promises!