As we left the ob/gyn today, I said to T “I think I’d happily take effiency over touchy-feely any day.” My last provider was really good with the touchy-feely, really really bad with the efficiency.
This is when I had called to confirm my HSG
Me: I’m just calling to confirm my appointment for tomorrow.
Them: Ok, hang on just a minute
(annoying music for 10 or 15 minutes)
Them: I’m sorry, we’re going to have to reschedule you.
Me: (starting to cry) Is there no way you can fit me in?
Them: No, I’m really sorry, it’s just that there were a couple of births, and the doctors are really busy…
Me: There is absolutely no other doctor in all of H-burg who could do this for me?
Them: Hang on, let me check a minute.
(on hold another 10 minutes)
Them: Oh, I’m sorry, you DO have the appointment for tomorrow, because it’s at the HOSPITAL, not here! I just had you confused with somebody else!
Holy mother of god, you had me confused with somebody else????
Today, everything was perfectly direct, straightforward, no-nonsense. No extra warmth or small talk either, either, though… kinda wham bam thank-you-ma’am….
But hey, I’ll take efficiency over touchy-feely any day.
The other little thing: I was at the campus bookstore and wandered into the clothing section with kiddie clothes and started crying over the wee little “Go Big Red” onesie. I almost bought one… but I’m not that optimistic.