Dr. Mommy Dentist

Thursday, January 18, 2007

rudeness

i'm at work, been here since 8 a.m., got up at 5:45 to get here on time, and my first patient, who we scheduled as emerg this morning when i did a look-see yesterday, doesn't show and has no valid excuse. i'm tired and cranky and i charged him $25 for making me drag my ass out of bed when it was still dark outside, leave my daughter, stand at the bus stop in the bitter cold, and wait here for him like a veal. what, like my time's not important? like i don't have a life that i have to put on hold to fix your teeth, which are jacked because YOU neglected them? and then people get all upset when the office charges for missed appointments. okay, i understand death in the family, illness, childcare issues, whatever. but "i can't come today" is not a valid excuse, especially when the doctor is coming in EARLY to specifically see YOU.

unappreciated. man, i need a cup of coffee and a prozac right now.

4 Comments:

  • Ugh, don't you just HATE that?? But I have to say that at $25, you're pretty lenient!

    I don't understand why people think it's acceptable for them to not attend their appointments without giving any prior notice, and yet these same people are the ones that walk into the practice, without a prior appointment, demanding to be seen, or chuck a giant hissy fit if you run late.

    General rule of thumb: The bigger an emergency a patient claims to be in is inversely proportional to that patient's reliability, sanity and punctuality.

    By Blogger Kissaki, At Monday, January 22, 2007  

  • it's funny, too, because this office is downtown in a huge office building and a lot of the emergencies that come in have regular dentists where they live. they come to me because they can just hop on the elevator and i'm there, plus i'm not that busy at that location because i just started there. i guess that makes me a little more indispensible, right?

    i think that's what happened with this guy.

    By Blogger Dr. Mommy, D.D.S., At Monday, January 22, 2007  

  • I thought $25 was quite lenient also...The guy got off easy.

    By Blogger Ameloblast, At Friday, January 26, 2007  

  • see, now i feel bad about that rant because he rescheduled and has actually become a really great patient. he's going to be my first nitrous guinea pig after i get certified, too!

    argh, i'm a sucker, ain't i? i also give out _way_ to many freebies, but that's another story for another time...

    By Blogger Dr. Mommy, D.D.S., At Thursday, February 01, 2007  

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