Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Mary's Desk, September 16, 2009

Mary: "Dr. Grumpy's office. This is Mary."

Mr. Needshelp: "Hi! I need to make an appointment to see Dr. Grumpy!"

Mary: "Okay. When would you like to come in?"

Mr. Needshelp: "Um, I don't know, you mean to come see the Doctor?"

Mary: "Yes. You said you wanted to make an appointment?"

Mr. Needshelp: "I do, but, um, I don't think I'm quite ready to actually schedule it. I'll call back another day. Thank you!"

14 comments:

Rx Intern said...

Sorry, prank calls aren't my forte.

erichollins said...

Talk about a fear of commitment.

rxgirl said...

thank you for calling, please don't call back again.

Anonymous said...

Interesting... Miss Needshelp (Mr. Needshelp's unfortunate child) called me to 'book' a job interview today.

Chris@Maugeritaville said...

Baby steps, man, baby steps.

Doctor D said...

See, that's the kind of guy whose likely wearing a "Hell -Cayman Islands" T-shirt!

ER's Mom said...

So Sad...one less story for the blog in the future.
;)

Dragonfly said...

Can't commit...

Amanda said...

re: Anonymous @ 8:37 p.m., I think I used to work with that unfortunate child who wanted to "book" a job interview.

The mind boggles. It truly does.

WWWebb said...

FYI,

"Hell" is a town on Grand Cayman Island.

T-shirts, postcards, you get the idea. Chickens running round. Not much else.

But if you don't know where it is, you'll have one helluva time finding it.

Or at least we did.

Michelle said...

Once I called to make an appointment for annual gyn appointment thinking it would be 2 months later, only to be told I could come in the next afternoon due to cancellation. Scared the heck out of me...I need time to prepare for such appts. LOL

The Kat's Meow said...

So, after speaking with Mary about her lunch, again today, I have decided that I am throwing my career away and coming to work for you! I have decided that with all of the chaos that you all go through, there should be one more witness to this insanity you write of. Don't worry, no interview process needed, I will just come in and start observing. I have already learned a ton from you, like how not to add sweetner to an old Diet Coke....hmmm, did you read that somewhere and thought it was a good idea? LOL! I'm just saying, I am a quick learner and great observer. This is my plea and I am stickin to it! :-)

Anonymous said...

To be fair, she may have been calling to inquire as to what ceremonies, incantations, talismans, and/or permissions one might need in order to be admitted into The Presence of Grumpy.

With some specialists, you can't just call up out of the blue and get an appointment -- you have to at least have a referral from your GP. Some are really that busy, but I think much of the time it's simple arrogance.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Good point.

We run a very casual practice here. Low key and laid back. Maybe people aren't used to that.

 
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