Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wednesday morning, 5:45 a.m.

Dr. Grumpy: "This is Dr. Grumpy, returning a page."

Mr. Clock: "Hi, I need to cancel my appointment for tomorrow at 9:15."

Dr. Grumpy: "Your appointment is today at 9:15."

Mr. Clock: "Cool. I'll see you then. And just cancel the one for tomorrow, I guess I don't need it now."

8 comments:

Mickey said...

I'm impressed that he managed to finish medical school while on the phone with you.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Crap, my error. I changed it so it's not "Dr. Clock" on the last one.

It's early, and I haven't had tea or DC yet.

Mari-Ann said...

So how often does it happen that a patient calls your answering service and they page you for the patient to talk about a FREAKING APPOINTMENT? I would be furious!

Frantic Pharmacist said...

The next call you get will be the same guy following up on the test results from the appointment he didn't show up for. (It's a good thing we don't have anything else to do, right?....)

The Mother said...

At 5:45 in the morning, you have all your patients and their appts memorized?

Wow. Now I'm impressed.

Anonymous said...

i agree w/ mari-ann. your tolerance is super-human. i would have been flipped, but would have told him to talk to mary during office hours. click.

Doll said...

LOL! Thats funny and frustrating. If i were in your place, i wouldnt know if i'd be pissed or amused. :P

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Anonymous said...

doll- pissed, because a call at that time of day means someone is doing poorly and the upcoming day is ruined. much adrenaline and very bad karma.

 
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