A guy shows up at 9:30 with a lady. She signs in on Pissy's sheet, and they sit down next to each other. After a few minutes Pissy's staff takes her back, and he sits out there reading a magazine.
In the meantime, Mary and I are waiting for my new patient at 10:00. At 10:15 we called it a no-show, and at 10:30 my 11:00 patient wandered in early. So I took her back and started the appointment.
At 10:40 the lady who was seeing Pissy leaves - by herself - and the guy who came in with her wanders up to the counter.
Mary: "Can I help you sir?"
Mr. Magazine: "Yeah, when will Dr. Grumpy be seeing me?"
Mary: "What time was your appointment?"
Mr. Magazine: "10:00."
Mary: "Sir, you didn't sign in... We didn't know you were here."
Mr. Magazine: "I would have said something sooner, but there was a good magazine article."
Mary: "I thought you were with that lady you came in with... I'll have the doctor squeeze you in over his lunch break..."
Mr. Magazine: "I'd just met her, in the hall outside your office. I wonder why she didn't sign in for me?"