My visit to the doctor's office on Wednesday was unlike any other doctor's office visit in my past. You see, I went there to work as a temp. The office is empty most of the time except when the doctors come up from Corpus Christi to see patients.
Here's how my work day went. I arrived at 10:00 a.m. to set up for patients who were to start arriving at 10:30. The office was in desperate need of vacuuming and spider eggs had hatched some time in the past. The empty egg sacs were under the chairs in the waiting room. I don't know how long they were there because there no live spiders were in the office (thank goodness!). I vacuumed and cleaned up the egg sacs and spiderwebs attached to the bottoms of the chairs.
Then I sat and waited. By 10:45 a.m. no one was there, not even a doctor. I was beginning to wonder if the appointments had been canceled!? At 10:50, the doctor arrived. He had a list of four patients. At 10:55, the first patient arrived for an 11:00 appointment. I had her fill out paperwork. At exactly 11:00 she was shown to an exam room and the doctor went in immediately. Don't you wish your doctor's appointments were on time like that? I know I do.
The next appointment was for 11:20. He showed up and signed in at 11:00 a.m. When it rains, it pours. The first appointment finished at 11:20 and one minute later, we had the second patient in.
The noon appointment showed up at 11:35 a.m. There was supposed to be an appointment at 11:40 as well. What to do? That person wasn't there yet. It ended up working out okay. The 11:40 appointment ended up being a no-show, so the noon appointment was seen at 11:45 a.m.
The doctor left at 12:16 p.m. I had to straighten up the office and take out the trash. At 12:30 p.m. I was done for the day. Only 2-1/2 hours. That was easy.
On Monday, I'll be back working with a different traveling doctor. Apparently he is more particular. I know he has more forms; hopefully his patients arrive early enough before their appointment time to get them filled out.
Bob has not been feeling well for at least two weeks. He has a horrible cough and now has a headache and a lot of nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing. He needs to get checked out. He says if it's not better Friday a.m., he's going to an emergi-center to see what to do to get rid of the crud.
A warm welcome to our newest follower, Wendy of Wendy's Trip Log. Right off the bat I can see we have a couple of things in common: the same birthday and Christmas cookie exchange parties. She also cries at her kid's performances (sounds familiar, but our kids have been grown and gone for a while). Thanks for reading about our life journey, Wendy.
Travel Bug out.