I'm thinking that I'll be rolling into bed soon after Zach's bed time tonight. I'm just way tired but it's not because I did anything physical or anything today. I just didn't sleep well last night and I believe it was nigh on to 1:30 a.m. before the sandman finally did his sprinkling around my tossing form. After that, morning arrived much too early.
I reckon I was still a mite peeved at the service we received at the doctor's office yesterday. Has anyone in other parts of the country noticed how automated and inconsiderate the medical professionals, and their staff, seem to be of late?
When I called to make the appointment for Tuesday, I was given several choices of appointment times, so call me bitchy if you will, but having to wait for 1 hr and 15 minutes past the appointment time didn't do much for my having a charming attitude about the situation. Add to that the new office clerk who called me to inquire, in a voice loud enough to be heard in both waiting rooms, if she could collect for my office visit now since she noticed I was self-pay. In a voice loud enough, back to her, I replied that I surely would be paying for the visit, with a check, IF and when I had seen the doctor. Golly, gee, I don't even pay a repairman before he's actually done the repairs.
After taking my seat again I began to wonder what would have happened if I hadn't had the funds to pay for an office visit? Would they have told me to leave? Refused to let me see the doctor? Then I wondered if I owed them for something from a previous visit, although I've always stopped at the desk and paid them on the way out, maybe they'd forgotten to add something.
So, after Zach and I saw the doctor for our alloted 5.5 minutes, I stopped at the desk to pay for the visit and I asked the lady if I owed anything from another visit. When she told me no, I told her I didn't appreciate being asked for payment for services that I hadn't even received yet and wasn't sure I would be receiving after the wait we'd had.
Ok, so maybe I was a tad bitchy, but dang.