Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Insult to injury

So, I'm told by my doctor to come in for blood work on day three of my cycle, and that he wants to see me when I come in. I called this morning on my way in to work to schedule said appointment. To make a long story short, it was rather difficult to make the appointment, and I had to do things like explain why it was important that I come in on day three rather than day five, as the receptionist/scheduler so kindly offered as an alternative.

I finally get an appointment, and as I'm sitting in the office waiting to be seen, I hear the same woman calling all of the next day's appointments leaving reminders. One patient obviously answers the phone, and the next thing I hear is the scheduler bending over backward to accommodate her. "No, you tell me what works best for YOU! Really! We can make whatever work!" It caught my interest because it was the complete polar opposite of the phone call I had had a few hours earlier. Then I hear the scheduler say, "Well, I try to be flexible with those of you who are pregnant. I know how difficult it can be for you to come in."


I really like my doctor (and his proximity to my office), but the scheduler/phone answerer person is really starting to get on my nerves.


Shannon said...

Oh hell no! That would make me so irritated, Im sorry Kat.

♥ HisLovf ♥ said...

I raise my eyebrow at her. Perhaps you should mention this to your doc?

Carly said...

2 words- boo hiss
i would like to punch her :)

Mary said...

next time you go, lean over the desk when she isn't looking and smack her on the back of the head. When she looks up - tel her one of the pregnant women did it. That'll teach her. :)

Z said...

LOL, Mary!

What a freakin' PITA.. She's obviously never had any experience.

Ro said...

I'm sorry, Jat.

That is so wrong.

Anonymous said...

Yay! I can make a list again!

1) Really, what's the difference between day 3 and day 5 of a 28-day cycle, anyway? (No hate-mail please. That was sarcastic, even if you couldn't read it.)

2) The caller was obviously a celebrity. They get special treatment. I'm going to guess it was someone like Rue Paul. And you're just not as special as her. (Please see the disclaimer to point #1.)

3) I'm guessing that "WTF?" stands for "Why Toss Fruit?" only because you'd never say the word F*@k.

4) I really don't like your doctor anymore, either. If that helps.

Love you!