I am usually a patient guy. I try not to let things rattle my cage too much. I generally go with the flow.
So, what I did last week was so out of character for me. I don’t know if it was the approaching storm or if my meds got to me. Here’s what happened.
I had an appointment with my ENT. I go every four months to have my ears checked and dewaxed. I tend to get a build up. I had a 10:15 appointment. Usually when Kathy and I go out we make a list of things we need to do and places we need to go. Make the trip count. This trip was no different.
There were four or five things we needed to do after my appointment. Some had to be done by a certain time because places would close. When I got to the doctor’s office I noticed that the waiting room was full.I knew I would not be taken back at my scheduled time. As I sat I noticed that no one was being called back and very few were leaving. The doctor was running behind schedule. Fine.
Because of the weather forecast and the list of things I needed to do I was getting antsy. After 30 minutes I decided to ask the receptionist how late the doctor was running. She asked for my name, checked her list and told me it would be at least 45 minutes before I was called back. I know from previous visits that when I go back it is at least 15 minutes before the doctor comes in. That puts my wait to an hour plus the half hour I already waited.
I found this unacceptable. Why should I have to wait that long just because the office staff overbooked. I told the woman that I had other things to do and I had to go. Could they call me when the doctor got caught up a little. They don’t do that.
Well then, why didn’t they call me before I left home to tell me the doctor was running late. They knew before I got there he was off schedule. I was annoyed. I told her that I was going to leave and did.
Normally this would not have bothered me and I would have waited. I don’t know what had me so anxious this time. Now i have to make a new appointment. I will ask for a time when they are not overbooked,