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'Reflexes seem normal. You kept him waiting over two hours.'
'I've had to book my appointment two weeks in advance, so we'll both sit here until I feel unwell.'
'It's a postcard from your doctor. He says he'll be right with you.'
"We're running a little behind, so I'd like each of you to ask yourself, 'Am I really that sick, or would I just be wasting the doctor' valuable time?'"
Gateway to Mr. Beck
Tags:receptionist, receptionists, secretary, secretaries, pa, pas, threatening, scary, fierce, office worker, office workers, office work, office job, office jobs, waiting, waiting room, waiting rooms, gateway, gateways, gatekeeper, gatekeepers, protect, protection, appointment, appointments, guard, guards, guarding
"Congratulations! It's a Beanie Baby."
Tags:waiting, waiting room, waiting rooms, waiting area, waiting areas, hospital, hospitals, doctor, doctors, obstetrician, obstetricians, ob/gyn, medicine, medical, maternity ward, maternity wards, birth, born, childbirth, baby, babies, new baby, new babies, parent, parents, new parent, new parents, parenthood, parenting, father, pregnancy, fathers, fatherhood, new father, new fathers, dad, dad, new dad, new dads, congratulations, good news, toy, toys, stuffed toy, stuffed toys, stuffed animal, stuffed animals, soft toy, soft toys, fad, fads, trend, trends, trendy
Please wait to be yelled at.
Tags:animal, animals, pet, pets, cat, cats, kitten, kittens, litter of kittens, new litter, baby cat, baby cats, waiting, waiting room, waiting rooms, hospital, hospitals, doctor, doctors, maternity ward, maternity wards, birth, born, baby, babies, new baby, new babies, parent, parents, new parent, new parents, parenthood, parenting, father, pregnancy, expecting parents, expecting father, fathers, fatherhood, new father, new fathers, dad, dad, new dad, new dads
The (literal) birth of Venus.
Tags:art, artist, artists, painting, paintings, painter, painters, famous artist, famous artists, famous painter, famous painters, the birth of venus, botticelli, renaissance, italian, obstetrics, obstetrician, obstetricians, maternity ward, maternity wards, birth, births, hospital, hospitals, clinic, clinics, doctor's office, doctor's office, medical, medicine, doctor, doctors, health, health care, healthcare, waiting room, waiting rooms, waiting area, waiting areas, dad, dads, new dad, new dads, father, fathers, new father, new fathers, expectant father, expectant fathers, new parent, new parents, parent, parents, family, families, baby, babies, having a baby, pregnancy, unexpected, greek, roman, mythology, myth, myths, legend, legends, goddess, goddess, venus, ancient greece, ancient rome
"You appear to have caught that bug that's been going around my waiting room."
Tags:flu, flues, influenza, cold, colds common cold, common colds, waiting room, waiting rooms, doctor appointment, doctor appointments, infection, infections, bug, bugs, interior, interiors, infectious disease, infectious diseases, hospital, hospitals, breeding ground, breeding grounds, petri dish, petri dishes
'If I cancel an hour before my appointment, you charge me. I've just waited an hour past my appointment time in your waiting room. This is my bill.'
"Mr. Lartsek is ready to see you now. Would you like a moment to pucker up?"
Tags:management, upper management, big boss, boss, bosses, manager, managers, exec, execs, executive, executives, cardboard, placeholder, place holder, unreasonable, request, secretary, secretaries, personal assistant, personal assistants, pa, p.a, p.a., meeting, meetings, underling, underlings, respect, respectful, appointment, appointments, waiting, waiting room, recruiting, recruitment, pucker up, courage, brave, bravery, nerves, nervous, clenched, clench
"While you're waiting, could I interest you in a hamburger?"
'The assistant to the physician's assistant will see you now.'
'Your inferiority complex is better than mine.'
"The dentist will see you in just a minute."
"I've given him your message. If you'll just take a seat, he'll be out in a moment with his hands up."
Tags:white collar crime, white collar crimes, white collar criminal, white collar criminals, reception, receptionist, receptionists, waiting room, waiting rooms, arrest, arrests, under arrests, pass on the message, passing on the message, executive, executives, manager, managers, boss, bosses, business executive, business executives, business manager, business managers, police officer, police officers, protocol, formal, formality, formalities, protocols
"The doctor will bill you now."
"If it's any consolation, he seemed like a bit of a jerk."
Tags:bad news, good news, death, dead, die, died, dying, doctor, doctors, bearer of bad news, be the bearer, communication, bedside, bedside manner, manners, jerk, jerks, surgeon, surgery, surgeons, terminal, lost him, hospital, hospitals, waiting room, waiting rooms, tact, tactless, tactful, no loss, no big deal, married, marriage, get well, get well soon
"You didn't fill in the part that would make it incredibly easy to steal your identity."
"O.K. Which one of you worried well is the most worried?"
Tags:nurse, doctor’s office, waiting room, neuroses, worried well, hypochondriac, hypochondriacs, hypochondria, worrier, worriers, neurosis, disease, diseases, ill, illness, illnesses, priority, priorities, prioritize, prioritizing, important, importance, waiting room, waiting rooms, wait, waits, waiting, medical care, healthcare, mankoff, covid-19, coronavirus, epidemic, epidemics, pandemic, pandemics, outbreak, outbreaks
"Half a dozen brown—three large, three jumbo!"
Tags:animal, animals, rooster, roosters, chicken, chickens, hen, hens, chick, chicks, egg, eggs, large, brown, jumbo, kid, kids, child, children, baby, babies, pregnancy, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, father, fathers, fatherhood, dad, dads, family, families, new parent, new parents, hospital, hospitals, medical, medicine, doctor, doctors, patient, patients, health, health care, healthcare, maternity ward, obstetrics ward, delivery ward, waiting area, waiting areas, waiting room, waiting rooms, new father, new dad, expectant parents, expectant father, expectant dad, delivery, deliveries, delivering a baby, having a baby, good news
'We're running a bit behind, so I'm going to take whichever of you screams in agony the loudest.'
'You can see the Doctor now. Don't ask him anything too medical.'
"Your appointment with the doctor is at eleven-fifteen, but his appointment with you is at twelve-fifteen."
Tags:doctor, doctors, doctor appointment, doctors appointments, doctors office, doctors offices, doctors surgery, doctors surgeries, doctors waiting room, doctors waiting rooms, waiting room, waiting rooms, wait, waiting, running late, late appointment, late appointments, behind schedule, appointment, appointments