Friday, December 23, 2011

Friday afternoon

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

Mrs. Joseph: "Hi, I need to get in today."

Mary: "I'm sorry, but Dr. Grumpy is with his last patient of the day right now. We're closed for the holiday until Tuesday, but can see you next week."

Mrs. Joseph: "NO! I need to get in TODAY!"

Mary: "We're closing in 20 minutes, ma'am. Can I schedule you for next week?"

Mrs. Joseph: "You're like, that, that... INNKEEPER! You're turning me away! Like Mary and Joseph! And on Christmas eve, no less!"

Mary: "Ma'am, it's not Christmas eve, and I..."

Mrs. Joseph: "BITCH!" (click)

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

oh my,well Merry Christmas to you too.It seems like a good thing you couldn't fit this patient in today.You don't want to have to deal with that kind of attitude....oh wait,if it wasn't for patients with that kind of attitude your day would be pretty boring

ER's Mom said...

So was a liter of strong alcohol Mary's holiday gift? ;)

Whelk Lad! said...

"Oh, yeah? Well, if it's not Christmas Eve, then why did I just drink a gallon of eggnog???"

Anonymous said...

Probably a bad time for Mary to mention that you're Jewish, huh?
Actually she should have told Mrs Joseph that she needed a obsetrician, not a neurologist.

Anonymous said...

"You're like that, that...INNKEEPER! You're turning me away! Like that motel manager who kicked me out for cooking meth in the room and for trying to pay my bill with meth!"

Technically Insane said...

Ha! No favors for that crazy!

Old MD Girl said...

Whoa.

LOL Anon 8:22!

History Doc said...

Merry Christmas, from your patient.

thethingspatientssay said...

Mary could have given her the number to a local stable, I guess.

Ms. Donna said...

I hope Mary got a nice holiday gift. She deserves it. A liter of Everclear isn't enough. I am thinking really fine wine, (for the whines she hears) expensive things, a trip ...

Mrs. Grumpy deserves jewelry.

The Yak Herder deserves a lifetime supply of Diet Coke and a car vac.

The Grumpy kids deserve what ever they get.

Anonymous said...

I think the saddest thing about this is that if they were an established patient with a legitimate urgent issue, I bet you would have helped them out.

Never piss off the gatekeeper.

ERP said...

Crap. Maybe you could have delivered the next Messiah in your office.

 
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