Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Mary's Desk, December 29, 2009

Mary: "Okay, I have you down for a follow-up appointment in 3 months, on March 22nd at 9:30."

Mr. Organizer: "Let me write that in my daily planner, hang on... wait, is that a weekend? I can't find it on my calender."

Mary: "Um, no, it's a Monday, like you asked for."

Mr. Organizer: "You must be wrong, that date isn't in my planner."

Mary: "March 22?"

Mr. Organizer: "Oh, I thought you said March 72nd."

19 comments:

Morris said...

/facepalm

Shaking my head here...

Nurse K said...

Grumpy has a monopoly on left-side-of-the-bell-curve.

WarmSocks said...

LOL
You certainly get some interesting patients!

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Yeah, Mary was speechless. She just handed him a reminder card in stunned silence.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

The dementia patients keep it interesting. At least it's variety.

Ed Adams said...

I love me some Mary stories.

Phathead said...

So Grumpy, is the 72nd close to the Twenty-Tooth at all?

The RPh said...

So, I'm thinking that somewhere someone has put out an ad for your office stating your ablility to fix stupid. That is the only reason I can think of for you to have such a plethora of STUPID coming your way.

Anonymous said...

and since when is there a march 72nd on any calendar? did she have 2010 calendar, I hope. otherwise, she may miss her appointment....

mm

River said...

March is the tail end of summer here and does sometimes feel extraordinarily long...

Marco said...

Of course it's the 72nd, that's 23 days after a Ritz cracker...

Grumpy, M.D. said...

I think March 72nd is May 11th.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Phathead- Yeah, I thought of your post on that when it happened, too.

kate said...

And that, in a nutshell, is my day.

Anonymous said...

I'd swear you make these up...except that I've worked retail and worked food service - and people really are dumb. Or sometimes people are really shy and just come off as dumb in ordinary situations.

Nope. People are dumb.

Anonymous said...

"30 days hath September...."

Abi said...

LOL that's classic. I wonder if he ever realized what he had said.

terri c said...

What I wonder is whether his, ummm, trouble with calendars came before or after the issue that caused him to need a neurologist.

Classof65 said...

Give people a break -- I'm very shy and nervous out in public. I also have a minor hearing impairment. And, to top it all off, I'm a Yankee living in the South and sometimes cannot understand what people are saying to me because their accents are so strong. And I may have a little dementia... so be patient with your patients. They're doing the best they can.

 
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