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Friday, May 09, 2008
Sunday Scribblings prompt today is- Telephone.. they say
"Write about a particularly memorable phone call you made or received, or about your first telephone, or maybe a time you needed one but didn't have one. Or, remember way back a few years ago when everyone didn't have cell phones? Write about phones!"
It struck me so funny, when I read this prompt because JUST yesterday I had quite a memorable thing happen on the Telephone
My son is suffering TERRIBLY this allergy season. I didn't know if I should call his primary care dr. for an appointment, or his allergist. So, I just dialed the allergist. After a few rings the recording came on to instruct you which prompt to dial. I hit #3, it rings and THEN... A female voice answers but doesn't say hello instead in a whisper, she says "shut the fuck up" and HANGS Up! I stood there with the receiver in my hand and my mouth literally hanging open with shock! I know this doctors office too well, and Can't imagine any of their staff behaving this way! I didn't try back again.
Since we need a referral to SEE the allergist ( I HATE the bullshit that goes on with Health ins.) I decided to just call his PCP.
Today when I told a client about this, she said maybe because it was only 9:00, the cleaning staff was only there, and with allergy season in full bloom, maybe the phone was ringing off the hook , making them crazy. Good scenario, i guess. When I told my friend who is a nurse, She said I HAVE to call that Dr. and let her know what happened. I still haven't made the call, but I think I will. I was shocked, but imagine an elderly or sickly person being on the receiving end of such a rude, unprofessional comment. I think that would be awful. For me, not so awful, It gave me a reason to scribble!