Monday, March 10, 2008

Ha. Silly Io. Thinking she might actually get to *talk* to somebody at the clinic.

I got an email from one of the doctors on Saturday saying to call a certain person in their office today. I did, I left a message first things in the morning. Nobody had called back yet, so I called again.
Blah. I hate leaving messages. I feel like I am cold calling for some sales thing or something. I guess I kind of am... eggs, get your eggs here...

10 comments:

  1. I know exactly what you mean... when I want answers, I want them NOW and I hate waiting for the call back, which inevitably comes while I'm in a meeting.

    ReplyDelete
  2. feels like it's all about waiting doesn't it? like waiting is all we do..... enough to drive one crazy!

    ReplyDelete
  3. ROFL, oh...why is it always that way??

    ReplyDelete
  4. I swear they do this on purpose. They stare at the phone, watch it ring, and laugh at us while we leave our messages.

    ReplyDelete
  5. The squeaky wheel gets the grease! Call again!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Totally call again! When I was trying to talk to someone at Health Canada, I left 3 messages and the last one was something like this: "This is Anna calling *again*. I have left 3 messages now and I am getting very frustrated. As you can imagine, this is a very emotional and difficult journey, and not having any access to information just makes it much more difficult, so if you could *please, please, please" call me back, I really would appreciate it." They called me back that afternoon!

    Waiting totally blows.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Oh, I hate that too. I'm a little paranoid about it too - like they see caller id and know how many times I've actually called and hung up!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Io - I've been playing phone tag with my RE all day long - it bites, bigtime.

    I agree with Nancy, call me/us paranoid but I'm convinced they have caller id and can feel thier eyes rolling out of their head when they see my work number appear.

    Don't give up :-)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Though this doesn't soothe your aching desire to unleash your youthful eggs and move on with the babymaking, it at least gives you an idea how these folks work, be it good or bad. You know what to expect--that their communication skills are sucky, that they don't return calls promptly--for what it's worth.

    Keep calling them. It's not psycho. It's what you do when people don't return your calls promptly. As long as you're polite, which I know you are and will remain, dial away, girl! There's a woman out there (in addition to you, natch) whose dream will come true because of your persistence. It's so cool to think about.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Bah. You don't actually get to TALK to people! Such a silly girl! You should know by now that when it comes to medical care, not only are you to submissively offer your life into their potentially deadly hands, you are also to submissively offer your freedom of thought to them as well. Oh, and not to mention the thousands of dollars that you must *pay them* to allow you the priviledge of your complete mental and physical submission. And you must BEG! BEG for the priviledge of paying them.

    You may not ask questions. You may not speak to a human without first leaving a message. You may only patiently wait until they deem it appropriate to converse with you. You are not allowed to believe that you know what is in your best interest. And you must pay to do so.

    Haven't you had this beaten into your head by the medical-industrial-conveyer-belt line doctors yet?

    And yeah, you are calling for sales, but in reverse- you're paying THEM, right???


    And, um, YEAH. You're *totally* coming down to Durham to hang out with us at law school. You HAVE to. Don't make me go all "doctor" on you and make you SUBMIT...

    ReplyDelete