I’ll tell you: some people just have a lot of nerve. Last Thursday, I had a doctor’s appointment scheduled for 7:00 p.m. I left my house at 5:45 so that I could get there on time, maybe even a little early; in fact I got there at 6:55, but the doctor had already left. WHAT?!!!!!! This appointment had been set by the doctor himself on December 17, 2012. Of course, I didn’t know he had already left until almost 7:30, because no one was manning the desk until that time. When the assistant finally showed up, she informed me of the good news. She very kindly gave me a Metrocard for the bus as well as an appointment for the next morning. Since I was there for the appointment at the appointed time, she set the time for what was convenient for me; I chose 10:00 a.m. She also wrote a note saying that I HAD GONE TO THE APPOINTMENT.
I got up early so I could get everything done I needed to before I left, then left the house at 8:45. Fortunately, I was lucky enough to get to both bus stops just in time to catch each respective bus. Ten minutes before arriving at the clinic, I received a phone call – from home; my roommate told me that the doctor had called to let me know that he would not be in his office that day. WHAT?!!!!!! Nice time to let me know—after I had already left. The bad thing was that I REALLY needed to see the doctor; I had run out of my meds, and I needed him to sign and fax a paper to my insurance company so that I could have my insulin paid for. I really needed this. NOT.
I went up to the doctor’s office anyway, and since I needed to renew the prescriptions they said they’d put me with a different doctor, who’d see me ASAP. Right. Keep in mind that I got there at 9:50. At 12:30, they told me I’d be seen at 1:00. Well, to make a very long story short, I got out of there at 4:00, with a new appointment for June 21 (I’m going again Thursday, because I still need to have those papers signed).
All over, right? WRONG! And talk about nerve! Today, I got a letter from the clinic saying that I MISSED THE APPOINTMENT! HUH?!!!!! ME? That takes a lot of nerve, saying that I missed the appointment and that I have to set up a new one (which would probably be in October).
As I said, some people have a lot of nerve!