Friday, January 8, 2010

Mary's Desk, January 8, 2010

Mary: "Dr. Grumpy's office, this is Mary."

Mr. Armpain: "My pain is awful today, and I want to go over my MRI results! I need to come in urgently! Please! Can Dr. Grumpy work me in somewhere?"

Mary: "Umm, well, I can squeeze you in over lunch hour today."

Mr. Armpain: "No, that won't work. I'm meeting some friends. Do you have anything on Monday?"

10 comments:

Mr. Knucklehead said...

It's always an emergency until you're impacting THEIR time.

Anonymous said...

Mary needs a raise! Glad the
urgency and pain (!) was not too
bad to interfere with the lunch
date with friends! After reading
the legion of nut-balls and
seekers the past couple of weeks,
it is no wonder your vacations are
at sea!!

ERP said...

Wants a percocet refill?

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Didn't ask for anything.

Anonymous said...

Stupid drama queen...

Anonymous said...

Ok, I live in Europe, but I'm willing to fly in for a consult. Whenever you'll take me. Except from 2-3 next Tuesday. I have a mani/pedi that I just can't miss...

(kidding)

I am considering commuting for decent neuro care, though...

Cheryl said...

It was my mom, wasn't it?

GaBoy said...

THAT was FUNNY, Cheryl!

Great blog, Doc G and staff...we humans are funnier than anybody, aren't we? :)

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of a woman who was calling every morning for the O/C Dr 15 min before the clinic opened. We were told to tell her if it was a true emerg, go to the ED. One day she said " Well do you think I should?, I'd miss my hair appt then" I asked her where she gets her hair done.

Hosp and big clinic switchboard operator.

Pinky Bear said...

This sounds like my office! I am going away on a trip next week. I normally work until 9 Mon to Thursday. A longstanding patient calls up on Friday at noon asking if I can stay until after 5 pm so that his "form" can be filled out, as it is due tonight and he cannot leave work early. I don't even have office hours on Friday. Hmmmm....how long do you think that form has sat in his car?

One patient also told my secretary that she thought it was "inappropriate" that I took a day off in October, as it was the height of flu season and it was the only day she could come in for her shot....

 
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