Friday, December 11, 2009
Dude, I Just Work Here
Answering Servant: Is this an emergency?
Me: No, I would call 911 for an emergency. But I would like the Dr. to call me for what I consider to be an urgent matter.
Servant: I have been instructed to only send messages for emergencies.
Me: Isn't 911 for emergencies? If I say it is an emergency, you will tell me to call 911. If I say it is not an emergency, I am to call back after 9. I am confused. What is the point of the answering service? You get paid to tell people to call back or to call 911?
Seems more efficient and kind to allow a pre-recorded message to spare people in need conversations of this nature.
I did finally grind the servant down and get through to my pediatrician who saw us right away. Since technically, this is the blog where I am supposed to laugh and make merry, I will blog the diagnosis on the other.