Sunday, October 9, 2011

Attention patients

Leaving the message "Oh my God! Are you fucking kidding me?!!!" On my voicemail at 8:59 p.m., with no other information, will not get you a call back.

16 comments:

hoodnurse said...

Until I read your blog, I would have thought people hardly ever drunk dialed their physicians. Obviously it happens all the time, it seems.

Anonymous said...

why not??

Anonymous said...

sounds like a call from the $2.99 betta after you changed the water :p

Anonymous said...

After reading your blog, I realize I am an probably considered an excellent patient.

Anonymous said...

Obviously upset about your discontinuing the gas services at your office.

X-Ray chick said...

Maybe he/she is upset that they didn't had the chance to talk to the sexy, nerdy neurologist.

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

The patients you describe can almost not be believed sometimes, Doc. Amazing that they can function in real life.

Anonymous said...

Happens a lot in the pharmacy, when people cannot for the life of them figure out how to listen to prompts and push 1 or 0 on the phone and end up in the voice mail for new scripts and leave all kind of idiotic remarks. Our favorite one was "GO TO HELL!", which we saved and replayed on speaker quite often. The "F-word" is quite popular or listening to breathing for a bit and then 'CRAP! .........'. Needless to say, Dr Grumpy you are right, we do not call them back, sometimes even if they manage to leave their name in the middle of swears.

Frank said...

What? Why not? UR SO unreasonable!

Anonymous said...

He was calling to tell you your yaks had broken out, and was shocked to learn about your alter ego...

pharmacy chick said...

I agree with anonymous. it happens all the time in the pharmacy by people who either dont realize or dont care that they are actually being recorded. Sometimes they just keep saying "hello,,is anybody there?" as if somebody is going to pick up the phone at 1 am ( yes our messages are date stamped). Sometimes we get something like "F*CK! they are closed????...click" Usually people think the phone message is somehow linked to something thyey punched in.." Please call me..I have a question about the refill I just ordered". um ok...which one of the 50 on the queue are you?

Laura said...

I gotta tell ya... I came pretty close to leaving a similar message on a voicemail just the other day... The message service kept randomly stopping in the middle of me leaving the message, and then asking me if I wanted to keep recording from where I left off or record a new one. I ended up not leaving one at all because at that point it would have just been me swearing about the message service.

terri c said...

I think the drunk-dialing explanation may be right; either that or Mary was asked for her phone number by an obnoxious patient and gave your number instead.

Mrs A said...

At least did you get a laugh? they didnt tell you to fuck off now, did they?

ER Murse said...

From personal experience, people drunk dial the ED all the time. I know someone who drunk-dialed their parole officer, which is probably worse.

Anonymous said...

Well, you do have neuro-compromised pts.

 
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