And in the background there is constant ringing.
Not of bells or some other relaxing device, but of my cell phone.
All of them messages of this sort:
"Hello? I see Dr. Grumpy for (neurological problem) and take (drug du jour). It's a new year, and so I need a new script (called/faxed/telepathically sent) to my mail-order pharmacy because I (have new insurance/can afford them on my medical FLEX account/am now out of the medicare 'doughnut hole'). Please call them in for me ASAP!!!
Just chill, people. My office will be open on Monday. Call then. Your pharmacy won't be shipping before then, anyway.