Wednesday, April 22, 2009

WHY? (and word verification Wednesday)

Why is it that when I go to the doctor's office I can wait for 45 minutes to see the doctor and it doesn't seem to be a problem to anyone working there, but if I get stuck in traffic and get there 20 minutes late for my appointment, I get grilled by the receptionist?

Receptionist: (scowling) "Were you aware that your appointment was 20 minutes ago?"

Me: "Yes, I apologize, I got here as quick as I could"

Receptionist: (looking around the room, rolling her eyes and letting out a big sigh) "Well, I don't think he has anyone waiting for him right now."

The waiting room was completely empty. I was the only one there.

I sat in the waiting room for ten minutes.

The nurse came and brought me to the exam room where I waited another 15 minutes.

If you do the math, that's 45 minutes, the original amount of time I usually have to wait to see the doctor.

The good news is that the doctor actually agreed that I am indeed sick and gave me some antibiotics. I should be feeling better shortly.

I hope.

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Today is Wednesday.

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18 comments:

Jillene said...

Isn't that ALWAYS the way? I am glad that he gave you antibiotics though.

WV (you know I hate this right?!) stoned: hehe!! whoa dude, like I am seeing two of you!!

Elizabeth said...

I once arrived (purposely) 30 minutes late for an appointment...the receptionist commented that I was late...I asked if the Dr. was ready for me and she said no...I told her that I was just on time then. I Hate that. Blessings.

WV: "ounding" the way that snorkie (and Max?) pronounce "pounding, sounding, rounding, etc...

Kristina P. said...

Doctors really suck sometimes.

Karen said...

I wish we could charge the doctors for the time they make us wait. It used to be even worse when you had a sick child that you had to keep entertained in the waiting r
room.

"glexpl" A painful pull of the gluteus maximus.

Debbi said...

Oh, I know. I'm charged MONEY if I'm late. I wish I could charge HIM if "HE'S" running late (which, by the way, he ALWAYS IS!)

WV: armen A redneck close to a prayer. OR: You put your left armen, you put your left armout, you put your left armen and you shake it all about.

Jen said...

We have to go to the dr. today. Ugh.

apros: A doctor who is always on time is apros. (And awesome, though non-existent)

utmomof 5 said...

Why is it that Dr.'s receptionist think they are so high and mighty? Drive me CRAZY!!

whounwoo --

A cheer to be used after you team wins!!
"We whoun woo!!"

Valerie said...

WV: anshi - a word connecting two seperate thoughts about a female used by people with enunciation problems. "Anshi did this, anshi did that" etc.

Lola....L..O..L..A....lo--oh--luh! said...

Hyper- Isn't that Hyrum and Vesper's oldest daughter?

Melinda said...

The jerks. Why do we make appointments for a certain time if you can't see us AT THAT TIME. So stupid.

bouti: The loot you get from a boutique. Like pirates booty. ya know?

Kelly said...

Yes, my pediatrician's office balled me out because I was 10 minutes late. This is the same office that had my husband wait over 90 minutes before he was able to see the doctor. It really bugs.

elesa said...

WV - eristin: My first thought when I read it was taht it said "Einstein" which I apparently am not.

Melissa said...

And if you can believe it, some doctor's office's will make you wait JUST BECAUSE you were late. I promise, it's true.

WV - hodist - whore's who belong to nudist colonies. Hodist.

Amanda said...

I hate waiting when I feel like I am dying! You sit there looking at the wall wondering what awful flu or bug or something you might have...That is the worse!! Then the doctor tells you it is a virus and he cant do anything!!

Get better soon!!

Duccut: A crazy Boys name I am sure I have heard once or twice :-)

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

It pisses me off that my time is not considered as valuable as that of certain professionals. Really.

Carissa(GoodNCrazy) said...

The good news I am indeed sick...

HELLO! What's wrong with this picture??

rychelle said...

i've always wondered why they don't just let you wait in the "waiting room", where the seats are more comfortable....

Damama T said...

I HATE that! Back in the days when my business was booming and I was charging over $100/hr just to walk in a client's door I actually sent a doctor a bill for my time when his nurse roomed me but failed to tell him I was there. I spent TWO AND ONE HALF HOURS waiting in that room! I was actually doing some work I'd brought with me during that time, but I did end up missing an appointment because of it. If I'd been paying attention I'd have hollered sooner,but I was really into what I was working on so time slipped by. The bill was more to make a point than anything. The jerk actually called me and yelled at me for having the audacity to send him a bill. Needless to say I changed doctors.

Sheesh! LOL!

WV: BROVE - Maxism - I did also brove 100 miles with a waffle on my head!