Friday, September 30, 2005

Drug reps... Where do they come from?

OK, first let me preface this by saying that this only applies to the women drug reps. I see the dudes running around, but the women really outnumber the men at least with the doctors on my block.

See, my office is one door down from a doctors office. And there is another doctors office at the end of the block on the other side of the drug store on the same block. Since my office is made up of about 48 percent glass, I can see everything going on out on the street/sidewalk.

So anyway, these women drugs reps are ridiculusly hot. I'm sure they come by because the doctors are men, but it's unbelievable.

My editor and I were having an intelligent conversation about some local things going on and probably the hottest of the hot drug reps ever to sashay herself by my window walks by and he stops dead in his tracks in mid-sentence. His radar was hot.

I was sitting at my desk so I only got... How should I say this?... A rear view of this woman.

Anyway, he instructed me that it would be worth my while to not move from my desk and wait for her to come back by to fully understand what it was that just walked by my window.

Having said all of that, where is it that these chicks come from? They aren't from around here. If they were I'm sure that some guy I know would have enough sense to inform every man he knew of these things being on the loose.

Regardless of where they are from, it's a prerequisite for the job that you are hot. Rarely is there an unattractive female drug rep to walk by my window. And I'm sure the few that do are probably the best pushers in the company.

When it comes down to it, I'm not really sure why I see 3 and 4 drug reps walk by my window each day and personally I'm not a big fan of the whole idea of promoting drugs.

To me you shouldn't have to promote a drug. Do you think that some day down the road that if a pill is invented to cure cancer that some hot blonde chick is going to have to go door-to-door to convince a doctor to prescribe it and use it?

The best example I can give of how insane drug promoting has become is the drug commericals that pretty much just give the name of the pill with nice flashy colors and tell you to ask your doctor about the pill. They don't say what it does and they don't say what it's for. That's mainly because they must give the side effects if they give the benefits. So I have to wonder what the side effects are of some of those drugs that they don't tell anything about.

I've heard the terms stomach cramps, hemorrhaging, bleeding ulcers, uncontrollable diarhea and other neat things listed as side effects to some of these wonder drugs.

And the worst part about this is that I know that hot blonde that walked by here convinced some doctor as soon as she walked through the door that he could live with the potential side effects of what she was peddling.

The good news for the doctor was that he didn't have to take the pill.

I'm not even going to get into the drug commercials filled aimed at the active herpes sufferer on-the-go who doesn't have time to take more than one pill a day.


Piccu said...

Who has the time to take 5 pills when they have to get out there and find their next victim...I mean lover?

As for the drug reps, I believe it is high time that you get a security camera set up outside your office to track this trend. I will personally go over every minute of footage to clear this thing up.

my_merlin77 said...

Ok let me say I have a little experience with drug reps, and for that matter no several personally. There is a profile that many of these people fit and it is inevitably one of three.

1. The guy who was the BMOC (big man on campus for the laymen); frat or sports. Got a degree of some kind and knows how to be the good ole boy shootin' the shit.

2. The female version of #1. Typically some sorority chick who got some degree in something, she's hot, probably an ex-beauty pagent type.

3. These are by far my favorite. It is a girl with a biology or chemistry degree (as you said in another post who knows what they'll do with it, well here we go) she is attractive, 50% of the time tried for med school or some other grad school and didn't make it. They are my favorite because for some reason these girls are SOOO serious about THEIR drug.

my_merlin77 said...

Oh yeah and I didn't mention French_Toast is now a quasi-drug rep. You'll have to get her to explain what that means.