Monday, September 10, 2018

Mary's desk

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

Ms. Caller: "Hi, I'd like to make an appointment with Dr. Grumpy."

Mary: "Okay, and what will you be coming in for?"

Ms. Caller: "I have Spritzgong-Fleagle Syndrome, and need to have an MRI done annually to check for new damage."

Mary: "Okay, let's see... This week is pretty busy, but I can get you in next Thursday, at 10:15."

Ms. Caller: "That won't work. I was hoping to get in this week so I can get the MRI done soon."

Mary: "Are you having new problems?"

Ms. Caller: "No, my regular neurologist will be back from vacation next week, anyway."

Mary: "Wait... you already have a neurologist?"

Ms. Caller: "Yes, I see Dr. Stevens, at Huge University Hospital. She specializes in Spritzgong-Fleagle Syndrome, but she's on vacation until next week."

Mary: "Then... why are you calling to see Dr. Grumpy?"

Ms. Caller: "I thought he could order an MRI, then I'd have it when I see Dr. Stevens next week."

Mary: "I'm sorry, but he doesn't cover for Dr. Stevens. You'd have to call her office to get the test done, or wait until she comes back."

Ms. Caller: "Thanks for wasting my time."



bobbie said...

Poor Mary!!

Crazy RxMan said...

You heartless bastard.

Astrolabe Silverwax said...

"My Groupon is only good through the end of this week."

Mary said...

Umm, who was wasting whose time!?

Anonymous said...

I’m Dr Stevens, and I want to set the record straight. The caller made a mistake. I never take a vacation, as the fight against Spritzgong-Fleagle Syndrome is endless.

Packer said...

Yup, Chinese air pollution wafting westward has had a devastating effect on the most vulnerable Americans.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes, even without an MRI, you can make an educated guess about brain damage.

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