So a few minutes later she called back. She told Mary she'd had 3 seizures last night, and urgently needed to see me. So I added her on to the schedule, and crammed her in when I had a minute.
Dr. Grumpy: "So what happened? Mary said you had a bunch of seizures last night?"
Mrs. Abouttobethrottled: "No, I just told her that. I wanted to get in today."
Dr. Grumpy: "You lied to Mary so you could get in a few days early?!!!"
Mrs. Abouttobethrottled: "Well, your office is closed tomorrow, and next week my office visit co-pay goes from $20 to $30."