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.