Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Mary's Desk, March 9, 2011

Guy walks in, stands at counter.

Mr. Tardy: "I have an appointment today with Dr. Grumpy."

Mary: "Sir, your appointment was at 10:00, over an hour ago. We have you listed as a no-show."

Mr. Tardy: "I spoke to you this morning, and you said to be here by 10:00, and I told you I'd try."

Mary: "Yes, but you're here at 11:15. I can reschedule you for later this week..."

Mr. Tardy: "Why can't you see me today? Traffic was bad."

Mary: "I understand that, but we're booked solid, and..."

Mr. Tardy: "When I called earlier you didn't even mention that traffic would be a mess today."

Mary: "Sir, I didn't know, but I did tell you to allow extra time."

Mr. Tardy: "This is bullshit. You don't have the courtesy to warn me about traffic conditions, and now you tell me it's MY fault that I'm late. I'm going elsewhere."

22 comments:

Jon said...

That must be St. Elsewhere. I think he needs an appointment there, too.

Lesha said...

I can't believe Mary didn't offer to go pick him up and bring him to his appointment in the first place. What kind of service do you provide anyway!?!?

Mr Mobius said...

Mary should have told him that she did tell him traffic was very bad but he must have forgot due to worsening of his neurological condition (in a neurologist's clinic it's worth a shot to try to convince the patient of memory loss)...

terri c said...

I hope Mary told him not to let the door hit him in the butt on the way out.

Kat's Kats said...

The diagnosis is first column, fourth row down.* Geez Louise! I managed to luck into a slot in the sleep study last night but my tech ended up having to leave sick before I was wired up. Did I bitch about having to drive 45 miles for nothing? No. An hour late?? I had two appointments yesterday 45 minutes away from home. I was half an hour early for both of them. Time management problem much?? ::rolls eyes::

*for those of you who have seen it before, it changed because of additions to the section

kate said...

Tell Mary that I'm having a beer at Happy Hour in her honor...if only I knew that part of my job was to go to people's houses, hold their hands and walk them into their appointments, my job would be so much simpler. Stupid me for assuming that adults could actually act like adults ;)

Watercolor said...

Hey! I'm working on a traffic management/monitor center for the Department of Transportation! I have all the specs! You want one?? You can bill them extra for the service!!

a.generic doc said...

What kind of practice do you have that doesn't give wake up calls to the patients and send limos for them with drivers who know how to avoid traffic.

(Or perhaps, you need to start sending helicopters to totally avoid the traffic.)

Moose said...

This guy doesn't need a neurologist. He needs a psychiatrist.

Mrs A said...

what is wrong with some of these people is is an american thing, cause you dont hear of it elsewhere???

Amy said...

This actually made me laugh out loud because we had a similar pt show up at our office once and when we told him to reschedule he feigned a stroke...it was absolutely hilarious! We called the cops! ;)

Pediadoc said...

I had one yesterday, an hour late, say it wasn't her fault because she thought the office was closed. She called a different office who told her to call us in the afternoon. Why this made her an hour late.......?

Anonymous said...

It's also rude of the office when they don't take the time to notify me that the line at starbucks is going to be extra long before my appointment and then they blame me when I'm late!

dr_som said...

My side hurts from laughing...so real and not pc

Anonymous said...

....A mean-looking dude was seen at 11:42 walking down Main Street with this note pinned to the back of his jacket:
"And don't ever come back, you disrespectful slimeball"
Oh, and the note was held in place by a tetrodotoxin-tipped scalpel blade.

SECRET PEPPER PERSON: said...

As Patty Duke would say, "BYE_YEEEEEE"

Anonymous said...

Today our 2 words are Door, Ass.

Class make an appropriate sentence.

ERP said...

Dude. You need to start doing home visits for these people who simply can't get to your office on time. Actually, If I recall, the only MD's that carry around those little "doctor bags" anymore are neurologists.

Maha said...

Mary needs a raise it at least a long day in the spa for putting up with these idiots!

Anonymous said...

Mrs A. @ 5:39
You're not special. Canadians make these stupid comments as well. I work in an imaging department, and I suspect that Dr. Grumpy sends many of his patients over the border.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Human nature, and idiots, are universal.

Anonymous said...

Maybe this charmer went to school with these folks?

http://collegemisery.blogspot.com/2011/03/end-of-world-eddie-edges-closer-to.html

 
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