Wednesday, August 3, 2011

It's not hard

Him:  Hello, Dr So and So and So and So's office ~

Me:  Hi.  I have to make an appointment for an ultrasound apparently.

Him:  Okay, let me see what I have ...

Me:  Soon as possible soon as possible soon as possible ..

Him:  I'm sorry, what's your name?

Me:  BetteJo This and That.

Him:  Oh Hi!  How are you?

Me:  I'm fine, except that I have to have an ultrasound.  Is this Jason?

Him:  Yep.  It's me.

Me:  I thought you'd be off backpacking somewhere by now, where was that supposed to be?  Alaska, you said?

Him:  Yeah, but not till next year.  You remember that?  Do you have your gallbladder?

Me:  Why yes, I have it right here in a jar.  So you're waiting until next year?

Him:  Yes.  How about the 10th at 4:30 - ay-y-y .. ay-y-y?  Soon enough?

Me:  Sure that works for me.  Do I need to bring my gallbladder?  

Him: If it's in your body, yes.  Otherwise no.  How about if you just call in here every day?

Me:  I can do that, I mean - work needs to be fun, right?

Him:  You got that right.  Okay, Wednesday the 10th at 4:30, you need to fast for 4 to 6 hours -

Me:  46 hours??  For an ultrasound?  I swear I can account for my gallbladder!

Him:  (laughing) NO!  4 to 6 hours, not 46!  So does this work for you?

Me:  Yes that works, (relief in my voice) okay, I'll see you then.

Him:  Okay, take care.

Me:  You too.    

It's not hard to make someone smile, as a matter of fact - it's pretty easy if you want to.  



Anonymous said...

I always try to use humor any time I can. I find it can make bad situations better and good situations great. Plus, I myself just enjoy a laugh.

Lady Banana said...

I thoroughly enjoy making the miserable looking patients smile, and if I'm lucky, laugh!

It brightens not only their day but mine as well :)

Teena in Toronto said...

My doctor's former reception was such an abrupt bee-otch! She had no social skills at all :(

cindy said...

Ya, that works for me too. Sounds like fun, I do a lot of the same when I have travelers calling, they have had enough, calling around and so I put on the phone charm and it works every time. Thanks for the laugh 46 hours, geeez