It’s official. I’m old and I have CRS.
Twice in the last 2 weeks I have made appointments for my son. I write them down, call the school and get him a pass, take him out of school (and myself out of work), and schlepp him to an appointment ON THE WRONG DAY!!
It happened the other day at the dentist and it happened again today. I am sure the front desk ladies think I’m completely batshit crazy because I’m SURE that I wrote it down right. But they always give you that look. You know, the look that says “of course I didn’t give you the wrong day, I am perfect and I never do anything wrong you ignorant twat.” After I slap them (ok, it’s really only a mental bitchslap) the doubts start to creep in. Did I write it down wrong? Am I really that dumb?
Only today I know I’m right. I called for the appointment on Friday, told them he was sick and needed to be seen, and they said 10 am on Monday. It wasn’t that long ago – I didn’t forget! And yet nay nay. Front desk twat actually made the appointment for NEXT Monday. And she gave me the look. That pitying “boy aren’t you dumb” look only I’m not so dumb because I did say he was SICK and I’m pretty sure he’s sick NOW not in the future, so why would I make an appointment for him NEXT Monday goddamnit goddamnit goddamnit!!?
Fine, I tell her. Cancel next Monday’s appointment and tell me where the nearest urgent care is. Luckily it’s only a block away so I’m thinking we might still get out of this without sucking up an entire day. Only not so much because when I go to the urgent care (which is OPEN) they tell me they’re not seeing urgent care patients until noon. It’s 10 am.
Ummm….what exactly does URGENT care mean? Does it mean urgent when we want to care but not when we don’t? They were seeing other patients in there, just not URGENT ones. Apparently it was non-urgent care time. Say someone came in with blood spurting out of their forehead. Would they say “Sorry – you’re in need of URGENT Care and we only have CareLess Care right now. You have to drive across town to one of the Urgent Cares that are open and actually give a shit.” Maybe it should be renamed something like, oh I don’t know, Lackadaisical Care? Seriously? What the shit I say! What the shit!
We did drive across town and we got right into the Urgent Care that actually knows the meaning of the word urgent, and we got care, and we left. Wham bam thank you ma’am – is that really so goddamn hard? We were seriously in and out of there in 10 minutes! Oy!