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'Reflexes seem normal. You kept him waiting over two hours.'
'Sure, we called for a second opinion. That was six months ago.'
'It's a postcard from your doctor. He says he'll be right with you.'
Thank you for suffering in silence.
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'Sorry the doctor is running behind. You can keep today's appointment or I can fit you in tomorrow...whichever comes first.'
"It's great to see so many new faces her tonight!"
'Sorry, I'm a doctor. If you want that looked at, you'll have to make an appointment like everyone else.'
'I read all the magazines I then paper mached your likeness and repeatedly stabbed you.'
"Guidance from the DOH on how to see paitents more quickly..."
"How would you deal with patients angry at having to wait for appointments?"
"He said it could be about 45 minutes, due to the global economic slowdown."
'Yes, I fasted for the blood test, if you count the four hours in the waiting room.'
"I'm going to try and get an outpatients appointment, I may be some time!"
"Any chance you could come back in ten months?"
"You're a bit late for your antenatal appointment!"
"Due to funding cuts there are delays in getting hold of some medications... You'll need to take these twice every twelve years, after meals."
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Emergency: "Waiting long?"
"I'm thinking of drinking and smoking a lot and getting really fat so I'll need a full check-up in July 2007"
"Look at it this way, we have a waiting room and it would be a shame not to use it."
"About 417 years? That's fine... we'll be at the bar."
'Labour have promised everyone can see their GP within 48 hours. . . here's yours!'
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'So how long shall we put down he was waiting...3 hours 58?'
Waiting room occupants are called 'patients'...coincidence?
'I'll get to you in a bit, I've just got to go and make up some figures about waiting times...'