Tuesday, May 25, 2010

As Overheard in the Office

We have this daily affirmation we try to do in the office. Part of it states, " I am a new patient magnet." We have a goal of 7 new patients per week, which is fairly reasonable. Yesterday morning in about a span of one hour I took calls for 6 people who wanted to schedule appointments as a new patient this week. The insurance girl put up a sticky note on my computer declaring that I was indeed THE new patient magnet of the day. Later in the day a current patient saw the sign and asked what it meant so I explained. His response cracked me up.

With a deranged glint in his eye and a maniacal grin like Jack Nicholson's in The Shining he announced, "If you are a magnet for new patients, I am flypaper for freaks!"

12 comments:

furiousBall said...

and i am quicksand for...

i can't think what i'm quicksand for, but there's a metaphor in there somewhere

Craig said...

I feel myself being pulled eastward. . . And my back is suddenly in need of an adjustment. . .

Wow. . . that's powerful stuff!

Lulda Casadaga said...

Well, I always find myself in the middle...Am I a Medium?

Cocotte said...

LOL........I feel the same way as that guy sometimes.

Cricket said...

Once I was sitting somewhere, either Boston Common or Washington Square Park, I forget. Anyway, I was sitting on a bench watching a particularly good "freak show." One of the freakiest of the freaks joined me on the bench. We exchanged pleasantries &c. and watched the others. He turned to me and said:

"Man, there's some craaaazy muthaf***ers out there!"

Yep.

Hilary said...

I'm not surprised that you're a patient magnet. It sounds like yours is a great place to work and be treated.

Craver Vii said...

...and then you discharged pepper spray in his eyes? Ah, I DO like a happy ending. :-P

for a different kind of girl said...

The freaks make the day more fun!

Ananda girl said...

That patient is part of my weridos like me union.

secret agent woman said...

Oh, God, I guess that makes me a lure for narcissists.

Suldog said...

I find myself in situations much the same as Cricket's. Bonafide freaks will seek me out and give play-by-play concerning other freaks passing by. In that scenario, I guess I'm the color commentator :-)

Jocelyn said...

If only all the new patients could be as awesome as The Flypaper for Freaks...