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45 minutes!!!

May 29, 2008

How does one get 45 minutes behind schedule for an 8:45 appointment! I have been sitting in the doctor’s office for 45 minutes now. I am quite sure that would be unacceptable for the rest of the vocations in this world.

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  1. sschmedt permalink
    May 29, 2008 10:00 am

    I’ve been 45 minutes behind schedule before…but not for my 8:45.

  2. viragojo permalink
    May 29, 2008 10:11 pm

    No offense to any doctors, dentists, etc… but waiting in the doctors office is one of my biggest pet peaves. You hurry up to get there on time, sometimes they even ask that you show up fifteen minutes early to fill out paperwork . Then you wait. and wait some more. The chairs are uncomfortable, the silence is uncomfortable as you try not to stare at the weird looking guy across from you. The 4 year old with the greenish booger stuff hanging out of his nose has come dangerously close one to many times. You watch the clock as it slowly ticks by thinking of all the things you could be getting done. You want to get up and go to the bathroom, but are afraid they might call your name while you are away. So you sit, and wait some more. 45 minutes has gone by and you have talked yourself out of walking up to the receptionist to ask “what is taking so freaking long” at least three times. Then , just when you are about to lose it, they call you back to the exam room. FINALLY! you think. But, it is all just a ploy to make you think you are getting somewhere. The doctor will be in to see you shortly, they say. But, you are now in a smaller room, with no clock and things you aren’t supposed to touch. shut off from seeing what is going on, and feeling a little guilty for listening to the mumbles and occasional phrases you can make out from the room next to you. You hear a door shut and charts and papers rustle, footsteps…as they pass by your door and on down the hall. More waiting as you fight the feeling to get up and crack the door open to see what the deal is. Then, finally, the door opens, its your turn and despite how pissed you are that you have been waiting for an hour to see this guy, you smile and shake his hand and tell him “good” when he asks how your doing.After your 10 min. appointment you walk out get in your car and remember all the questions that you thought of while waiting to see him, but forgot to ask when you finally did!

  3. Mike High permalink*
    May 30, 2008 12:20 am

    LOL! Exactly.

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