Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Rubber sole

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

Mrs. Foote: "Hi, I was there about an hour ago, and I think the heel of my shoe fell off."

Mary: "I..."

Mrs. Foote: "Can you please look for it? I want it back."

Mary: "I don't see it in the lobby... Hang on..."

Mary knocks on my door

Mary: "Hey, sorry to interrupt you and Mr. Lumbar, but Mrs. Foote thinks she lost part of her shoe back here."

Dr. Grumpy: "Uh..."

Mr. Lumbar: (looks under his chair) "I think she did. Here."

(hands Mary a rubber shoe heel, Mary leaves)

Mary: "Hello, Mrs. Foote? I found your heel. Are you really coming back for this?"

Mrs. Foote: "Of course. How else am I supposed to walk home? Hey, do you have any super glue?"

I may have to start carrying super glue at the office. This was the second time a patient requested it.


Anonymous said...

Well, I for one would never stay with a doctor who did not keep Super Glue on hand.

Anonymous said...

Put the super glue in a vending machine in your lobby to make a little money on the side. Diet coke doesn't pay for itself you know. ;)

Packer said...

Has anyone ever successfully glued and/ or repaired anything with super glue in the history of the world, other than sticking eyelids and fingers together ?

Agenericdoc said...

You should have some in the office. It's not just broken heels. You never know when Mary will break a favorite cup or a patient will need to hang from a hard hat glued to a beam.

stacey said...

superglue fixes cut dog paws and human palms

bobbie said...

Another raise for Mary, please!

Ms. Donna said...

Any comments on how thoroughly exam room is cleaned between pts?

ER's Mom said...

Nonsterile dermabond!

Crazy RxMan said...

I actually had a lady ask for Elmer's glue. She proceeded to glue back together her split ear lobe so she could put her earring back in.

True story.

Anonymous said...

Ms. Donna Do you really think Mary has time to vacuum under all the chairs in between every patient. Tables are cleaned, hands are cleaned, but really? you want them to check under the chairs for broken heels??

stacey said...

Considering some of the stories about people coming "unglued" in your office, I think it is imperative that you keep some on hand.

Ms. Donna said...

Anon 6:58: I left out the . But dust in a doctor's office?

My grandmother was in a hospital where the floors were dusty. Mom, the former ADON, went out and raised holy hell. And a little unholy hell as well. It wasn't her hospital, but the successor of the hospital where she did her RN training, and it was her mother, so she was someplace beyond upset. One of her old teachers was still there, and she made sure that person was aware of the situation.

No VBG there. I was very glad I was not the object of her wrath.

Crazy, next time that happens, tell the lady superglue works better. Trickier as you can clog the hole. Just personal experience from a time long ago.

Geno said...

So now you are a heeler?

Anonymous said...

I'm curious how she left the office without knowing her heel had come off.

evodevo said...

Superglue probably won't work. You need ShoeGoo. It's basically a variation on silicone caulking and I have used it for years to glue a variety of disintegrating footwear back together. Wonderful stuff.

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