Tuesday, March 9, 2010

There's no cure for stoopid.

My probable prognosis at tomorrow's doctor's appointment:
 

Damn.  Well, at least we tried.

I was supposed to have a counseling appointment this morning, but woke up a) VERY late, and b) a dizzy disaster.  I almost fell down the stairs before realizing that getting to my appointment in 20 minutes was so not going to happen.  I called the secretary to let her know... and that's how that poor woman took the brunt of 3 weeks of my mistreatment at the hands of people who control my fate.

The conversation went something like this:

Secretary: Hello?

Me: Yes, hi, I'd like to postpone my appointment for today.  I'm really not feeling well, and I'm not going to make it.

Secretary looks me up in computer.

S: Plus your appointment starts at 2, and you're not here.  

Me: *Awkward silence.*

S: Well, there's going to be a late fee you know, because you should have called us 24 hours ago.  And the counselor's booked for the next week, so I can't reschedule you til next Tuesday.  And you really should have--

I now may or may not have interrupted her by bursting into tears like the well-medicated, composed adult that I am.

Me: Can I just say something? *sob* I can't control when I get sick.  I don't know it beforehand.  You are about the fifth person this week (please note that it's only Monday) who has been unsympathetic toward me, and I would just appreciate it if you could at least try to not act like you don't care. *blows nose.*

S: Oh my gosh, ma'am, I'm so sorry.  I really didn't mean... I think you misunderstood... it's doctor's policy, you know, it's not in my control... I was preoccupied...

Unfortunately, by this point I was too focused on re-controlling my crazy to properly apologize for the outburst that truly belonged to a certain middle-aged man who hates sick people (again, an exaggeration... I'm trying to be entertaining here, people, sheesh).

So there you have it.  I am now phone-bombing people with my emotions.  But I learned a valuable lesson today-- the customer is *not* always right, but the customer who cries sure as hell is.

(Also, sorry to those of you who read my other blog too... yes, I reused this picture.  I cried today, people.  I'm exhausted!)

Wishing you all better luck than me with the rest of the world,
Robyn

17 comments:

  1. Aw, I hope you feel better soon!

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  2. hahahaha this was really entertaining!
    other than that feel better :)

    xoxo

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  3. This made me laugh. Which is probably what you were going for. I have been feeling the same way (including a massive crying fit in a public place which made me feel really stable haha). Hence, I am now even further holed up in my room.

    Skype date again sometime?

    xoxo

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  4. Emotions are funny things and sick people far more prone than others to emotional outbursts especially if there is lyme in the mix.

    Hope you feel better soon and a valuable lesson learned by one secretary who my husband often describes as automatons, next appointment six o'clock, next appointment six o'clock, next appointment six o'clock

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  5. Don't beat yourself up about it- no doubt somebody else will step in and do that for you sooner rather than later!

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  6. Awww. I've been feeling something coming on too... I am SUCH a baby when I'm sick! At least you're a fighter!

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  7. So, I stumbled upon this blog via your fashion blog, and even though my situation isnt exactly the same ("im sick" "your still recovering from chemo" "that was 5 years ago, i'm pretty sure..." "err, times up! see you next month") i can totally relate to your frustration with the constant sickness/doctors. sigh.

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  8. Geesh. I need to cry more. Ah ha ha. Hope you're feeling better lady!

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  9. You know, sometimes small outbursts are more than warranted, and I think that it may have been warranted in this case, though I guess it's not really my place to stick in my opinion here. ;-)

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  10. I cannot tell you how many times I have done this very thing. Phone calls are very stressful for me when I am not feeling good.

    Even it your delivery wasn't perfect, I think the nurse needed to hear what you said. That is a stupid rule for those with CFIDS/FMS/ME or similar illness! I mean, really! Like we know 24 hours ahead!

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  11. the pic above made me lol! too cute! sorry to hear about ur appointment:( hope u feel better soon! thx again for dropping by my blog:)

    TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

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  12. awwww! Poor thing haha. I hope you feel better soon!!

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  13. so cute!!! feel better, of course, xx

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  14. Ugh, so sorry, but can I hire you? ALL have doctors have this stupid rule. I want to ask "Shall I get in the car and drive into the side of your building to convince you that I'm not well enough to come to the appointment? No? OK, I'll keep my $50..." bleah! lol

    Also, I had my first drink in ages Tuesday night- it was tasty but completely knocked me out. If it wasn't so bad for me I'd totally do it more often just for the sleep, lol!

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  15. Hahaahaaaa! What a funny pic is it. :)

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  16. lolz crying will definitely get you anything..

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