I’m pretty sure we’ve all been there… We have a doctor’s appointment on our calendar so we drop whatever we’re doing at a certain time to ensure we arrive on time, if not early.
And then we arrive…
One step into the waiting room and we mutter, “Oh, shit” to ourselves.
The room is packed. Yes, there are empy chairs, but they are the ones inbetween two people, who are most likely spilling off their own chair onto the empty one.
Then comes my favorite part. The wait. You were there 5-10 minutes early, and then you sit in the waiting room for 20-30 minutes. Or, better yet, they put you in a patient room right away, without any magazines, and you sit there for 45-90 minutes. Just when your eye lids drop and you drift into a pleasant dream about being anywhere besides the doctor’s office, the doctor walks in and asks, “Are you tired?”
No, dummy… You may make $100K+ per year and hold a doctorate, but you’re STUPID! I’m not tired, I’m bored and pissed off!
And then the doctor looks at me, asks two questions and is finished with his/her exam in 2-5 minutes. TOPS.
What a crock.
So, Dear Doctors…
Why, if I’m more than 15 minutes late to my appointment do I get charged for the appointment AND have to reschedule, however you can keep me waiting for over an hour and I get no type of discount? I’m here on my lunch break (supposedly), however my lunch is only supposed to be 30 minutes so now I’ve lost an hour of pay for the day.
Apparently your time is worth $100’s per hour, and mine is worth… well… nothing…