“Because you can’t argue with all the fools in the world. It’s easier to let them have their way, then trick them when they’re not paying attention.” ― Christopher Paolini
T A P E R I N G D O W N S E N S E A N D S E N S I B I L I T I E S
This post contains material that will offend you due to the nature of the items discussed. I too was offended but was a captive audience until my friend ‘s eye examination was completed.
I loathe going to a doctor’s office for many reason not because the treatment received will be second-rate but more to the fact that the waiting times dehumanize a person and causes you to feel nervous and totally out of sorts.
Earlier today I drove a friend for a scheduled eye examination with a specialist. The appointment was set for 9:15 a.m. and we arrived there at 8:55 a good twenty minutes before time.
The office was not too congested and the receptionist who greeted us was friendly. She said good morning and told us to have a seat. The chairs offered patients were somewhat comfortable.
Many times this type of doctor appointment requires a patient to sit patiently in the waiting room. I really try to abide by “the rules” until that is the rules seem to be “pure bull”.
But for the record I brought my electronic reader and began to delve into a story I wanted to explore. I am not a slow reader but one whose interests vary by the micro second.
The time for the appointment arrives. There was minimal signs of life behind the receptionists desk and a cheesy local Country and western radio station’s music blared throughout the area.
By 10 a.m. I was getting antsy and as I squirmed uncontrollably in my now uncomfortable seat the receptionist called my friend’s name and the appointment began. This marked the beginning of my agitation with this doctor’s office.
The radio now offered its daily chat program and today’s topic was “Seniors and Sex” and the two men discussing the topic sounded like they were not even over 50 years of age.
The country song “every time she drinks tequila her clothes fall to the fall” was the opening volley to this program’s content. You could kinda guess where the show was heading.
The one commentator asked “What interest would a 70-tear-old woman have with sex anymore. She would be more interested in knitting and showing pictures of her grandchildren to everyone.”
There were a few women in the room and both they and their husbands got squeamish. They looked at one another embarrassed to say the least.
“I think a woman of that age would try to seduce a man by hanging about in a drugstore by the Viagra display and then try to seduce him with a warm piece of apple pie and ice cream. What else could she offer an old man popping the blue tablets?”
This line of reckless innuendo really pissed me off and I went to the receptionist and asked her if she could turn off the station and perhaps turn up the volume on the wide-screen television. ( the one in the top photo).
She looked up at me momentarily, said nothing and then pointed to a sign that stated”If you insult the receptionist you will be asked to leave.”
I tried to explain to Miss Ratchet that the radio’s program content was disturbing many of the seniors in the room. I even asked her to turn up the volume on the television because (1) the show being televised looked interesting and (2) there were a few young children in the room.
I then asked her whom could I speak to at least have the music station changed.
She did not answer but once again pointed to the sign.
Totally frustrated with this chick I called her an idiot and assured her I would escort myself out of the area. She glared at me for a moment and picked up the phone to call security.
I turned around and left the bitch feeling sad for her innate incompetence nd lack of compassion for her fellow human beings. She was in my opinion an emotional troglodyte.
Office managers should make the effort to please their patients and clients and not cater to the whims of their younger work force. — gc