Thursday, July 19, 2012

Stick a Fork in ME...I'm Done!


Forget the week.  I deserve it for making it through Thursday!
My battery died...twice.
At work two of us had to do the job normally requiring five people.
I had one patient shouting at me at the front desk over a bill. He'd ask a question.  I'd begin a calm answer. He'd cut me off and begin berating me. 
I had another shout at me on the phone because I didn't have an answer for her question and the person who does is on vacation.
I had one refuse to fill out forms required for an exam and have a temper tantrum when I calmly said I'd have to reschedule her for when she was willing to fill them out.
I had a preschooler completely meltdown in the waiting room while her mother whimpered impotently that the child needed to stop.  
I personally extricated the child twice from a place that was dangerous....while the mother watched.
I had one of my own offspring call me AT WORK to have a meltdown over how her own job is going.  The phrase "I'd like to call you later BECAUSE I AM AT WORK" was one I apparently spoke to her in swahili because she did not seem to comprehend its meaning.
AAA came to see if I all my car needed was a jump or a tow.
The guy said it only needed a jump.
After he left, I proceeded to attempt to start my car....while it was already running.
My car was not happy about this.  Its displeasure was expressed with another death scene.

I give up. I'm going to bed.
I'm trying to remind myself to be thankful that none of my frustrations involved a need for major surgery or final arrangements.

Inhale....Exhale.....Repeat....

11 comments:

Stephen Hayes said...

It sounds like you really were put through the wringer today. Tomorrow will most certainly be better so hang in there.

Beach Bum said...

The phrase "I'd like to call you later BECAUSE I AM AT WORK"...

Know that feeling, have a cousin who likes to call me around 12:30pm when I am trying to sleep. He knows I work nights and I have also told him to call back that evening but it goes in one ear and out the other.

Craig said...

GK Chesterton once said that, of all the doctrines of Christianity, none was more empirically obvious than The Fall. . .

Secret Agent Woman said...

I finally have trained my kids to text me instead of calling when I'm at work AND I added a text macro so I can type pp and it turns into "I'm with a patient right now, I'll get back with you when I'm free."

haphazardlife said...

Almost the weekend Sweetheart. Hide in your bedroom throughout it and read trashy novels...

Hilary said...

I'm really beginning to believe the whole Mercury in retrograde thing. I hope next week is much better.. starting right now.

coopernicus said...

fork it...

Daryl Edelstein said...

some days it feels as if it would be easier to deal with major surgery or final arrangements .. at least here ..

Craver Vii said...

Print out that e-card about stabbing someone with a fork. Then attach a fork to it with rubber cement. Keep that at your desk for the next time.

Sometimes you don't have to do the poking yourself. If I had seen that guy berating you about the bill, I'd have gladly reached over the desk and offered to fix his attitude with four little tines.

silly rabbit said...

Oh dear... days like those are best viewed from under the covers. I am glad that you made it home ok.

Kat said...

Oh man! That is bad. I hope the week has gotten MUCH better!