Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Mary's Desk, February 2, 2010

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

Ms. Doofus: "Yes, I need to make an appointment to see Dr. Grumpy."

Mary: "Okay, let's see... We can see you tomorrow afternoon at 3:00?"

Ms. Doofus: "That won't work. I need mornings, before 9:00. I do a day-care center out of my house, and have about 20 kids until 6:00 p.m."

Mary: "Hmm, our mornings are filled until next week, how about next Monday at 8:00 a.m.?"

Ms. Doofus: "I'd really like to get in this week."

Mary: "I'm sorry, but afternoons are all we have left this week."

Ms. Doofus: "Well, I guess I can do tomorrow. There's only 20 kids, can I bring them and have your staff watch them for me?"

20 comments:

Bambino's Mommy said...

what's 20 kids in a waiting room? give them those magazines/drug pamphelets to color on.

Doris said...

Holy crap!

Lilorfnannie said...

She must have made quite a lot of modifications to her house & have employees- at least I'm going to tell myself that *shuts eyes in horror*, because I'm pretty sure a person can't legally have 20 kids in a home daycare situation.

CQ, Medical Biller said...

Thought 1: how would she even transport all those kids? Does she have her very own school bus?

Thought 2: have Mary schedule her for an afternoon when your least favorite drug rep is going to be around - have THEM watch the kids. :D

Grumpy, M.D. said...

CQ-

1. I doubt she'd thought that part through yet.

2. Now THAT is a great idea. "Hi, Rikki? Can you come to the office tomorrow afternoon? Dr. Grumpy would like to hear you tell him more about Flatulata."

The Mother said...

I agree with CQ--how many seat belts does she have?

I don't like watching one of a neighbor's kids. Let alone 20.

ERP said...

They could all come in and watch you examine the patient - make it sort of a field trip!

Julie said...

**shakes head** ... i like the idea of inviting your least favourite drug reps in then

terri c said...

Have Rikki bring some non-messy food item for 20. Wait, there IS no such thing.

Helen said...

I hope she said no!

People are so weird.

Hunh? said...

Wait a minute, doesn't your shingle say,"Dr. Grumpy's Neurology Clinic and Child Day Care?"

Kate A said...

At least she asked. I hate it when someone brings their entire herd to the clinic and you find a toddler picking through the sharps container (mom oblivious).

Anonymous said...

How much do you wanna bet she's coming in for migraines?

ER's Mom said...

Oh, FUCK no!

I don't think she needs you, since she obviously doesn't HAVE a brain (kinda like us surgeons...)

webhill said...

I wanna know what pressing neurological problem she has that MUST be seen this week but does not impair her ability to care for 20 children in her home (or, apparently, to schlep them all over town in some kind of bus).

kate said...

I spent 30+ minutes of my life the other day arguing with a patient over whether or not she could use her drivers lisense to pay her co-pay. I feel your pain, Mary!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, I would have just come in early and made time for him before 9am. 20 children in a small area = nothing but trouble.

River said...

20 kids is about 19 too many.

Anonymous said...

Mary: No, the only place where you *might* get away with the assumption that nurses and secretaries will babysit 20 kids while getting their work done is the children's hospital. (Not that I'm bitter about parents that drop and go. Nope. Not me.)

Anonymous said...

I work at a Children's Hospital, and there's no way in hell that we have the staff to look after unsupervised children.

If someone showed up with that many children, we'd ask them to leave.

 
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