Monday, February 4, 2013

Numbers Are Hard, Yo

Let me tell you the tale of my doctor’s appointment.

At 10:45 am, I arrived at my doctor’s office for my annual checkup, ‘cause you know, I’m all proactive about my healthcare.

I went up to the desk and this happened.

Receptionist: Name?

Me: Bronwyn Green. I’ve got an eleven o’clock with Kristie.

Receptionist: *squints at screen and tilts head* Hmmm…I’m not seeing you. Birth date?

Me: June 3rd.

Receptionist: Are you sure it was at 11?

Me: Yep. See? *holds out appointment card*

Receptionist: *reads card* 11 o’clock on the 6th of February.

Me: Yeah-huh. I don’t know why I’m not in the computer.

Receptionist: Honey…it’s the 4th today. It’s Monday. The 6th is on Wednesday.

Me: So what you’re saying is that I don’t understand how calendars work.

Receptionist: *nods apologetically* Do you want me to see if we can squeeze you in today.

Me: Well, I did get all pretty to come down here.

Receptionist: *tilts her head and looks questioningly at me and rightfully so since I was a windblown mess*

Me: I shaved.

Receptionist: Oh. Right! *looks at computer screen* Why don’t we get you in with Natasha, then?

Doctor: *enters room, shakes my hand* Hey. I heard you shaved.

Tonight while we were eating supper, we got a call. I let the answering machine get it. It was a reminder to arrive 15 minutes early for my doctor’s appointment. At 11 am. On Wednesday. The 6th.

Matt: You got there 48 hours and 15 minutes early…overachiever.

4 comments:

Kris Norris said...

Overachiever... I love it.

And I applaud your quick wit... I would have been like... are you fucking shitting me? Which probably wouldn't have gotten me an appointment with lovely Natasha.

And hey, no one can say you're late ;)

Anya Breton said...

LOL You crack me up!

Kenzie Michaels said...

LOVE it! I once arrived an entire month early...and then last week, I go strolling in, and receptionist looks at me.

"What are you doing here?"

"4:15 appointment."

"Um-hmmm...yesterday."

"Are you f**ing shitting me?" *head desk*

Amber Skyze said...

LMAO At least they squeezed you in.