Friday, September 9, 2016

The calls

Actual message left on Mary's voicemail at 3:43 p.m. yesterday:


“Hi, I saw Dr. Grumpy about 10 years ago for something or another. Anyway, my wife may have had a stroke, or migraine, one of those things, this morning. I’d like him to order an MRI on her for today. We’re flying out tonight to Europe, so need it before then."

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

If true, They have no idea how much their lives have just changed.

Anonymous said...

What sort of people live in your town? Not Valley of the Dolls, certainly. Maybe Lowlands of the Dolts?

Anonymous said...

Sorry, Dr. G. I didn't mean to insult some of the inhabitants of the town where you live, and I'm sure that you don't make this outrageousness up, but this guy is not only being stupid, but he seems uncaring about his wife. Or, maybe he's too stupid to know he is uncaring?

Yoko Drāno said...

"But, now that I think about it, they have socialized medicine in Europe, so if we just wait till we get there to have it done, we won't have to pay for it, right? Never mind."

Packer said...

Yup, the guy is without a doubt one of your patients.

Anonymous said...

"And this has to be today, because otherwise she's just going to keep whining and complaining the whole time that she needs medical attention, and it's going to ruin my trip. I really don't want a repeat of last year's visit to Yellowstone."

Anonymous said...

"And I hope she regains movement on the left side of her body by then, because otherwise she's going to have trouble getting into her middle seat and she's going to want me to switch with her so she can have the aisle. And I refuse to sit in the middle seat."

Anonymous said...

"Right now she can't lift her arms over her head, so I don't know how she's going to go through the millimeter wave scanner at the airport."

Anonymous said...

"The Rick Steves Guide to Venice doesn't say anything about what to do when your wife is flopping on the floor like a fish, foaming at the mouth, and screaming. It was the first thing I checked."

Ms. Donna said...

Well, the ER seems to be the first stop. Probably too late. But, there are fine doctors, nurses, techs, hospitals, etc. in Europe. I guess she's good to go.

Mountain Woman said...

This whole situation is a mess, but I can tell I've been reading the Grumpy blog for a while because my first thought was, "Mary is going to have to call this guy back and attempt to talk sense into him, and they can't bill him for the time."

Anonymous said...

"Oh, and it should be one of the places near our house, and also not one of the ones where they make you take off your jewelry."

Anonymous said...

"At least I think she's my wife. She's some woman, anyway."

Anonymous said...

They also need refills on their insulin and controlled substances that are all expired or have no refills. :)

Anonymous said...

"You wouldn't believe what Viking River Cruises charges to use their onboard MRI machine."

Liz said...

This ^

bobbie said...

Ye gods and little fishes!!!

Anonymous said...

"Also, if you could not give the MRI place my real name, that would be helpful. At least until we're out of US jurisdiction."

Anonymous said...

"...so, ya think I can get a discount on the airfare if she rides in the cargo hold in her condition– one-way or round-trip?"

Mary said...

their live have just changed!

Mage said...

I can't stop shuddering while I laugh at this guy.

 
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