Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Welcome to McGrumpys, May I Take Your Order?

"Hi, I'm on my way there for an 8:00 appointment. Anyway, I didn't have time to eat breakfast, and am hungry. Do you guys serve food in your office? And if you have bagels, what kinds?"


WTF? Am I a Marriott?

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sweet Jesus. Why not add a drive-through to your office to keep those early morning patients happy?

CrownedwithVictory said...

If my doctor served coffee and bagels I would get sick a lot more often!

ERP said...

What!??! No scallion cream cheese?!?!?! I am getting a new doctor.

Ed Adams said...

Nothing says "I care about your health!" more than a nice big tray of donuts in the waiting room.

Anonymous said...

moldy rye bagels, poppy seed bagels and highly caffeinated coffee with aspirin dissolved in it.

Amanda said...

I'm flabbergasted. These are real people who really call your office. How can you take them seriously?

Grumpy, M.D. said...

I don't take them seriously. If I did, I'd be out buying bagels.

Flavius said...

What I want now is to see the blog of the person that comes up with these ideas and convinces themselves they're logical and thought out. I would love to see the world through their eyes.

-Flavius

♥ Braja said...

Apparently, yes....:))

Gert said...

Every day! This stuff happens to you every day! Unbelievable!

auffer said...

I thought those of us in pharmacy were the only ones in health care who resembled fast food workers with our $4 Scrips and all you can eat transfer coupons.

Some auto shops serve coffee and bagels in the mornings I guess but a neurologist? Ayyyy.

LADYK73 said...

Is this craziness at all related to why they are seeing a neurologist?

Frantic Pharmacist said...

Maybe you could set up an omelette-made-to-order station. As I double as a grocery clerk, I still don't understand why anyone would want to EAT in the middle of a doctor's office or medical clinic. It amazes me!

Amanda said...

I'd tell 'em the chef has swine flu.

Note, I realize it's H1N1, but these people are asking if a doctor's office serves breakfast -- I think the subtleties of terminology are a bit past them.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Yeah, right.

If I tell them the chef has swine flu they would say "Okay, then I just won't eat any bacon".

The Codisre Man said...

What does she think you are, anyway- a drug rep?

The Lonely Midwife said...

How about a machine for espresso? It may help some of those headache patients. There must be a CPT code for that??

rxgirl said...

what??? you don't serve coffee and bagels in your office???

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Do you serve them in your pharmacy?

Anonymous said...

Occasionally, pts or drug reps (in the past) brought us home-made cookies (the wife of the Pfizer rep had a secret ingredient in her choc. chip cookies-- orange essence or a drop or two of sweet orange oil --'secret' is out?

Missy said...

She should have woken up earlier. Problem solved.

The sense of entitlement some have is disgusting.

TranscriptionistTia said...

All you can eat Namenda samples! Hot cups of Depakote Sprinkles. Would you like one lump or two (said hiding reflex hammer behind back)?

jamiegirl said...

At least I know I can count on one constant, Dr. G's wacked out patients. Thanks again, for another laugh!

Anonymous said...

Waffle station. Like the Marriot has.

Seriously, though I did go to a cardiologist who DID have coffee (reg and decafe)and bagels.

Stupid thing is this office did cardiac works, and you weren't suppose to use anything with caffeine 2 days before testing. This included the decafe coffee.

That office smelled so good with the free roasted coffee.

Maybe the cardio doc is a sadist?

LD50 Rat

Linus said...

"WTF? Am I a Marriott?"

That is just too hilarious!

Only medical place I've seen that had a public coffee pot was at a lab...maybe it was to help out the folks who had to give a urine sample.

Anonymous said...

ets not forget people, that Mary would have to take these food orders had you added this addition to the office. We cant forget about poor corrupted Mary!!! Im sure she has her hands full between pulling her hair out due to a confused patient on the phone, or guiding the demented through the hallways to find the correct exit, or spraying the waiting room down with lysol after an elderly, that lost their marbles, urinated all over the waiting room chairs. Lol. Poor Mary!

 
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