Sunday, April 12, 2009

Sometimes... just have to close your eyes and sigh.

I have to have a physical for a life insurance application.

The nurse called me the other day and asked when would be a good day for her to come to the house to do her thang.

I said Mondays and Tuesdays are best for me.

She said she would call me back and let me know.

She just called me back and asked if Monday the 20th would be good for me.

I replied that would be fine.

THEN! She said she would call me back and let me know what time!

Seriously? Seriously?!

Listen lady, that's not how scheduling works. You have your little appointment book there in front of you. When I say Monday or Tuesday, you find a day you have openings. Then you ask me if that day is okay. When I say yes, then you take your finger and slide it down the page to an open time and ask me if that time would work for me. Then I tell you yes or no.


I know I'm not the most organized person in the world (We missed the Easter festivities at the city park yesterday because WE ALL FORGOT.), but when you work with the public, you need to have a little bit of a handle on things.

Different colored highlighters are wonderful.


  1. Are you encouraging me, a lover of office supplies, to go get a new calendar & new colored highlighters? Because I think my current highlighters would bleed through the pages of my current calendar.... and I like the office supply store ;)

  2. Yes. Go quickly. Buy me a cool pen while you are there. (I have six pens in a holder beside my recliner and I get testy if anyone takes one.)

  3. Anonymous4:20 PM

    They make terrible fun of me at work. I have several different colored highlighters and I use them. Not to mention if I am having a particularly bad day, I will browse the office supply catalogue until I feel better. So are you telling me that I am not weird? Oh BTW - love the cupcakes


  4. You are not weird about office supplies. In college, I had my highlighters match the color of the folders I had for class. I remember that English had a blue folder and a blue highlighter. When I opened my calendar, if it was highlighted in blue, I knew it was English class!