Thursday, May 19, 2011

Gatekeeper--at work!

So we are at the doctor's office--a very busy regional specialist with several doctors, many nurses, three receptionist stations at the desk and a lot going on. We were a bit early for an appointment with the nurse to go over some information and instructions, and it was still the lunch hour.

A man came to the desk and asked to speak with Dr. J. That's my hubby's doc. I wasn't eavesdropping, really I wasn't, but I couldn't help but hear the exchange. It went something like this.

She is not in her office right now.

I just want to speak with her for a minute.

She has a full schedule of appointments this afternoon.

I just need to speak with her for a moment.

She will be back in her office....

Can I speak with her now just for a moment?

After a few variations of this the receptionist was a bit worn down and asked?

And you are?

And he replied--


The receptionist then sent him downstairs to the lunchroom.


imac said...

Just brill, right place at the right time.
Bet that boosted your nerves.

Liz said...

Ha ha!