On my way to the hematologist's yesterday, I was stopped at a red light just before I entered I-45. First of all, I want to apologize for the sun reflecting off my side window. I should have put it down put the light changed and I had to snap a quick picture hoping I would get some of what I wanted. What I was trying to show you was the pretty wild flowers with the garbage next to them. You know the good, the bad, and the ugly. Oh yea, that was a Clint Eastwood movie. The paper cup and the piece of paper really do not add to the beauty, so what else is left? Yep, the bad and the ugly.
I got to the medical facility in the Woodlands (or was it Shenandoah? They both seem to run together) a wee bit early and filled out the reams of paperwork. My appointment was for 14:30, we arrived at 14:00 and got to go into the examination room after 15:00 and had to wait there for quite a spell. Finally, the doc came in and he asked some questions and gave me a quick once over and sent me down the hall where they about drained my body of blood. It took awhile for me to fill up the ten (yes, I said 10) tubes of blood. The vampire in the closet must have been very, very hungry. To put the icing on the cake, when we checked out they wouldn't take my American Express card, I paid cash for the part I owed and then they couldn't make change when I offered them a hundred dollar bill. OK, I dug around and came up with enough twenties to cover the bill and would only require a couple of bucks and some change back in return. They took it and came back and said thy still couldn't make change. So, my wife dug around and between her and my change purse, we were able to pay the bill. This has happened to us before in the past. Why do doctors not expect cash payments? And even worse, why are they not prepared for such payments? I don't mind getting stuck with needles but I do hate inefficiency, especially at a professional office. Maybe from now on I should show up an hour late and without any money.
I was sure glad to get back home to my pups and they were sure glad to see my wife and I. They are the best doctors in the whole world, they always make me feel great. Actually, I really feel great and told the doc that. I don't think that is what they like to hear. Now, you all have a great day today and stay well and away from doctors, you hear?