Monday, March 1, 2010

Monday night, 7:05 p.m.

"Hi, this is Mrs. Ramble calling. I need to make an appointment with Dr. Grumpy, who I think I saw once. It's not for the problem he saw me for then, it's for a new problem, but it's been going on for a while, so it's sort of old. Maybe it is the same problem, I'm not sure. But whatever it is, I think I need to see Dr. Grumpy for it, unless it's the problem I had before, in which case he needs to have a new look at it. So can someone please call me back tomorrow?"

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

HAahahahah. Sounds like me over the phone. Except that i have an incredibly deep voice (I'm a guy)... so it comes off as really, really dumb after the first few seconds of delightful sensuousness. This is why I don't leave messages over the phone. It always turns into an epic train wreck.

CrownedwithVictory said...

I leave long rambling messages too. Then I hang up the phone and slap myself for sounding like a dork. :P

Anonymous said...

next available (time slot)

Katie said...

I'm prone to do that... However, nothing was as bad as the literally 1 minute, 34 second voicemail from a friend (who did not identify herself in the beginning of the call) that could be summarized in two words, "Call me."
<>< Katie

The Evil Receptionist said...

And I'm willing to bet that Mrs. Ramble shot all that off at an auctioneer's pace. They always do, and they forget to leave their number, too.

Kim Kasch said...

I'd call her back but then I would have had to call her first to make it a "back" call. But I don't mean I'd be calling about her back, I mean I'd be calling her back but like I said to call her back I would have had to call her first. Now I know she called first, so I'd be calling second but . . . who's on first?

Annalynn said...

Haha. That's so awesome! Yeah, I don't leave messages for that reason either. The only way I leave messages is if I write down what I am going to say before I even call which is a bit more time consuming.

Clark Kent's Lunchbox said...

Who is this guy? Grandpa Simpson.

gunghonia said...

I hate it when the ramblers call in. I always know I'm in trouble when I ask for a brief description of their emergency and they preface with, 'Welp, I wuz seen in the awfice yestiddy..'

Anonymous said...

Is the problem Alzheimer's?

ER's Mom said...

Shoot me now.

Outrider said...

The worst is when these types leave a long message with the callback phone number at the end, garbled and rushed, which means it's necessary to listen again to the message in its entirety.

Anonymous said...

I occasionally have to try to comprehend the interminable and disjointed ramblings of clients at my office in Sonoma County. It seems that the further South, towards the bay, the person is, the more self-disclosure and whining colors the message.
Were I a Psychiatrist this wouldn't be too untoward, but I'm a Civil Engineer.

 
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