And I don't mind you calling me for legitimate emergencies. It's part of the job, and I signed up for it.
My office message still says "We're closed, please call back during regular office hours for routine matters."
So please stop leaving messages like:
"Hi, are you open today?"
"I thought it was Monday, isn't it?"
"Can someone call me with your phone number?" (DUH! YOU JUST CALLED ME!)
"Is my MRI on Thursday or Friday?"
"Did I miss my appointment 2 weeks ago?"
"Can I find your office on Mapquest?"
"What kind of doctor is Dr. Grumpy?"
"Can I have my driver's license back so I can go Christmas shopping?"
At 8:30 a.m. tomorrow morning the phones will be rolled back, and you can start hassling Mary and Annie for questions about your tests, appointments, insurance authorizations, good shopping deals, safe ways to hang lights, and a myriad of other questions.