Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Mary's Desk, November 10, 2010

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

Mr. Poll: "Yeah, I need to make an appointment with Dr. Grumpy."

Mary: "Certainly. We can see you on Friday, or..."

Mr. Poll: "Hang on. Did he vote Republican or Democrat in last week's election?"

Mary: "I don't know. That's his business."

Mr. Poll: "I refuse to make an appointment until I know which side he's on."

Mary: "That's his private business."

Mr. Poll: "Goodbye, then." (hangs up).

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Too bad Mary didn't ask Mr. Poll how he voted, as "Doctor only sees patients from The (other) Party". Hrumph.

Jacqueline said...

Wow...that's just...wow

GlassHospital said...

probably just an overly aggressive exit-pollster still trying to figure out the 9th district race (OK, i made up that last part)

Anonymous said...

"I can't comment directly, but suffice to say that Dr. Grumpy is an intelligent medical professional;"

Followed by either:

1) "So you can rest assured that he did indeed make the obvious choice this election.", or

2) "So he probably didn't vote for your side."

(depending on how hard up you are for patients right now)

Amy said...

Perhaps partisanship has gotten a little out of control in this country.

Flavius said...

I'm really hoping his guy/girl didn't win..

-Flavius

ERP said...

Probably for the best. I bet the guy would be a total pain in the ass as a patient.

Crazed Nitwit said...

Loving ERP's comment! Hahahaha. How ridikolus!

Anonymous said...

He didn't get a chance to vote, he was attending to a patient who had a medical emergency- he is that kind of Doctor, caring, nuturing, and dedicated.

I write scripts for people who do not easily lie. Feel free to ask about our multiple lie rates.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a Republican.

Ben S said...

Nah, both parties are like that now.

Anonymous said...

sadly, probably a democrat, since most of the public - and most other docs - assume we are all republicans.

Texas Pharmacy Chica said...

"I'm sorry, Dr. Grumpy is a convicted felon and is no longer allowed to vote"

"As an illegal immigrant, Dr. Grumpy does not have voting rights"

Those work well......

webhill said...

I'm reminded of the time a woman came into the veterinary hospital I was working for (this was before I'd graduated from veterinary school - I was working as an assistant) with her dog, which she was dropping off to be spayed. I was called up to take the dog to the back. When I approached the woman, she said "now, I just want to make sure that no Jewish doctors will be taking care of Fluffy." I was taken aback, being Jewish myself (not to mention, you know, being sane and civilized), but I calmly replied "well, you made an appointment here for Fluffy to get spayed by Dr. VeryJewishName. He is, in fact, Jewish, as am I. Is that a problem?" She grabbed the dog back from me and said "it most certainly is!" and then stormed over to the front desk and said "You're going to need to give Fluffy a free bath - that Jewish girl got her all dirty." I just looked at the receptionist, she looked at me, we cracked up, and told her to GTFO or we would call the police.

Moose said...

"Dr Grumpy only endorses and votes for the one true candidate: Optimus Prime. Vote Optimus Prime in YOUR election!"

Julie said...

agree with ERP - unless you're short of blog fodder ....

Outre said...

Wow webhill... that's crazy!

How can an anti-semite not recognize a very Jewish name? When it's obvious....it's obvious. Though maybe not if one is living in a low Jewish population area... Still mind boggling.

I guess Fluffy-Lover-Jew-Hater doesn't live on Long Island...where I grew up. Jewish doctors are hard to avoid, or teachers, or neighbors...or police. Hack, the dogs are probably Jewish too, being bred from a Jewish breeder-mom.

Anonymous said...

I don't know what's worse, the rudeness of the person wanting to make an appointment, or many of the responses to this post.

Mrs A said...

I thought he was just a mongolian yak herder???

The Mother said...

I don't go to purple doctors. Or blue ones.

Actually I don't go to any doctors, if I can help it.

Anonymous said...

"Dr. Grumpy is on neither side. He doesn't vote. He has sworn fealty to his khan."

lbparker said...

Anonymous @ 12:17-- you need to make an appointment with a neurologist ASAP. Your sarcasm detector is broken.

wv=phoride: the latest additive in the water?

thegooddrlaura said...

Wow - shocked at the anti-Semite story. I had a patient who wanted to know if we were Christian. I told her we have an Indian Hindu doctor and a Chinese Buddhist doctor and if you aren't comfortable with my colleagues then you shouldn't see me either and, by the way, I thought Jesus told you to love everyone. She was chagrined enough by the last comment that she apologized, stayed, and never mentioned it again.

As for the political stuff, I haven't had any issues with a patient but I did with a drug rep once. Suffice it to say he didn't call on our office again.

 
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