An individual on TikTok has ignited debate by alleging that a CVS pharmacist reached out to her using the store’s data after she declined to provide him with her phone number.Thank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!
In a video that has garnered over 94,000 views as of Sunday, TikTok user Brooke (@capricornb1mbo) pens, “Recalling the instance when the CVS pharmacist requested my number and obtained it from their system to text me, after I declined to provide it to him. ,
Subsequently, she presents snippets of the text message exchanges, where the man asserts he “encountered” [her] At CVS.”
“It’s not romantic at all, honey, if I wanted to, I would have given it to you,” she mentions in the caption.
While she doesn’t exhibit the remainder of the conversation, she does mention in the comments that “it took me a while to realize this wasn’t okay.”
According to commentators, such occurrences are more prevalent than commonly perceived.
One user recounted, “Once at a study abroad fair in college a guy trailed me, fetched my name from the sign-up list, and later called me to ask me out. When I declined, he became upset.”
“I was once 16 and a technician approached me, I declined and told him my age, but he located my Instagram using my surname and categorized me as ‘innocent,’” Another individual disclosed. “He then said ‘Oh my God, remember me’ and I was like, you are at least 40, I am being patient, and I am underage.”
“A guy did something similar to me when I signed up at my local ice cream parlor to avail a discount,” shared a third person. “He texts me every month professing his love for me.”
Others opined that Brooke should have elevated the matter with CVS.
“Uhm, report him?? I work at a pharmacy and it is unlawful to divulge customer information or misuse it,” one user remarked.
“Certainly inform the management there, there are plenty of great women who could take his position,” suggested another individual.
Another TikToker expounded, “I work as a techie and my pharmacist works as a techie, somebody used someone’s address to visit and got their license revoked.”
“Terminate him, he’s a big problem,” another user emphasized.
The Daily Dot reached out to CVS via email and Brooke via Instagram direct message.
*First published: November 12, 2023, 9:30am CST
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