Wednesday, October 28, 2009

So Many Costumes...So Little Time

The Big Boss Lady has decreed that today is the Great Halloween Party and employees are to come in costume so as to contribute to a festive atmosphere. Patients who come in costume get a free adjustment today.



One of the duties of those of us who work at the front desk is to make endless phone calls. We call people to confirm their appointments, not once, not twice, but multiple times. We call people who miss appointments, not once or twice. We hound them until they come back. We call people about special events like this party, not once or twice, constantly. One of my coworkers says she feels like a stalker. I suggested we coming in wearing black trench coats and dark glasses. Then again, folks might mistake 3 middle aged women dressed thusly as Trinity, Morpheus, and Neo. It could happen...shaddup, you! Stop laughing!






Ok, fine. I have another idea. When it gets really busy we have to stop making calls and make sure patient flow is unimpeded. So maybe we could all dress as ranch hands with cattle prods. Git along lil patients! The other girls liked the idea but they also like collecting a paycheck and thought the boss might not be pleased. Photo from www.flickr.com/jtonole





I'll continue brainfarting brainstorming. One of the types of events we have to call people for are dinners and talks about the benefits and importance of chiropractic care. The first one I went to felt like a weird combination of a tent meeting and an Amway presentation. I told the other front desk girl if we were going to get fired for a costume we should go as the chirovangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Backcracker. The girl who handles the financials and insurance can be Jessica Hahn. Again, there were fears about how this may also adversely affect employment status.





I shared some of these ideas with a pal outside the office who liked them but doesn't want to see me in the unemployment line. His suggestion was more subtle. He said I should go dressed as a horse and call myself a nag. Tune in tomorrow to see which option I chose. Picture from www.critter.net




20 comments:

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

LOL...l cant wait to see.....

Cocotte said...

The possiblities are truly endless. I heard that there's a run on Kate wigs (from Jon&Kate+8).

g-man said...

How about an Amish Hooker?

Jazz said...

Can't wait to see what you come up with... I'm sure it will be worthy of a hilarious post.

Desmond Jones said...

So, would you be Jim or Tammy Faye?

Craver Vii said...

Jim & Tammy Faye Backcracker... ar, ar, ar! That was cute.

elle dubya said...

How about Humpty Dumpty? Only you were successfully put back together by the Dr. after your fall!

Kat said...

Hehehe! I can't wait for the photos! :)

Suldog said...

I am on tenterhooks. Ouch!

~Dragonfly~* said...

You could go as a hunch back and be the poster child for chiropractics!!!!

S said...

THing is, those reminder phone calls are so annoying and even worse, I still forget my appts and end up having to pay for a missed appt.
ICK

Have a great day!

Moannie said...

Your co-workers are so lucky to spend the day with you.

snowelf said...

Pitty-Pat and I's friendship started because we worked in a video store together. We eventually were separated and made to be servants at other stores, and one year her store all dressed up as the dead people of Titanic. They looked like zombies with life preservers. It was awesome!

--snow

lunardancer said...

decisions, decisions...all of them would make splendid costumes, albeit sarcastically humorous. Maybe they would let you get away with any of them. After all, they are supposed to be costumes for halloween, an I've never heard of anyone forcing anybody to explain their choices for costumes.

Hilary said...

Like Moannie said, I'll bet that the others in the office thank their lucky stars that you began working there. Looking forward to your next post. :)

~Tim said...

You have some great ideas there. I'd have used Backbreaker for Jim and Tammy Faye's last name, but why pick nits? Nag is very clever though and I think less controversial.

Moosekahl said...

Man, I would wear a costume to get a free adjustment. How long do you think the flight is from here to there?

RennyBA's Terella said...

We'll have a Halloween party at the office today too - so thanks for the tip!

TorAa said...

I can't wait to see your choice of options. They are all great.

Jocelyn said...

Tammy Faye is an inspired costume idea. I'm putting that one into my mental files.

Unfortunately, it will be promptly lost, but maybe, one day, it'll shuffle back up to the top.