The Sharpie Strikes Again

After Nair'ing my picachew, shaving my WHOLE leg and powdering my bum I got stood up by my OBGYN. She had me waiting for her for an hour and a half in a peek a boo paper gown. Finally, I decided that I wouldn't give a date this much leeway so I suppose anybody looking to get a glimpse into the promised land should abide by the same standards and I left.

But before I took off I wrote with a Sharpie on my paper gown. "An hour and a half is far too long to wait for a Dr's appointment. Sincerely, Lotta
". And draped it across the stirrups.

Too much?

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lotta, you seriously crack me up. Thats hilarious...I'm gonna do that the next time the gyno keeps me waiting - you'll start a national trend!! Together we'll set standards for gynecologists...

Karen Forest said...

Since my gyno is a hot, hot hottie..... I think that every woman there would wait for as long as it took to be graced with his presence.

Weird I know.

Even the Labor and Delivery nurses say they fight to see who gets to answer the phone when he answers a page. Apparently on top of being hot he also has a "midnight dee-jay voice".

judi said...

That's totally kick-Ass Lotta! Your Sharpie skills rule!

Kelly said...

My OB makes we wait that long every time. I'm totally taking a Sharpie with me next time!

Erin said...

I wish I had your balls! I was 9 months pregnant and hubby got called into a stupid last minute meeting so it was me-half-naked, and two kids for 90 minutes! How am I supposed to control 2 kids with my butt hanging out for an hour and a half with just the contents of my purse?!! Note to self, put Sharpie in purse!

Julie Pippert said...

Did you REALLY?!?!

Oh Lotta...I hope so. That is AWESOME!!

Julie
Using My Words

Jen said...

I missed an OB appointment last January because it was a 2 hour drive away, but when I called to confirm my appointment time, all I got was an answering service, too early in the am. By the time they opened, I was already on the road, halfway there. I called & found out my appointment was a half hour earlier than I thought, and there was no way to get there in time.

Needless to say, they billed me for a missed appointment! I was furious since 1-they knew I wasn't coming, and 2-when I was preggo with my DS, there were numerous times I was sitting there nekkid in stirrups waiting for over an hour b/c the dr got called out on a delivery.

I wrote a very angry letter, saying that if convenience only works one way, they can send my file to my new doctor.

Little Monkies said...

Thank god you had a sharpie...seriously.

That's seriously funny, my friend!

Jennifer said...

Good for you! That could have been a Target hour. They are messing with sacred kid-free time.

Katrina said...

All I have to say is...

I love you! You are a genius! I will carry a sharpie with me from now on!

That was BRILLIANT!

Lotta said...

Oh I did it! I was so nervous that they would come in while I was writing on the gown!

Jen - Don't even get me started on how Dr.'s bill you but make you wait forever. Ugh. So irritating!

Mary Fran said...

We all should invest in Sharpie's! You would make us rich! :) My brain is trying to get past your first comment,"Nair'ing my picachew" that sounds painful.

crabcake said...

You freaking rock, Lotta!

PamKittyMorning said...

You do rock. Now you know what to do that will really make a difference, call your insurance company. I did that when FRankie was little, they were paying big bucks for a specialist that constantally had me waiting 2 hours with a baby just to see us for 2 minutes. He let me know that the insurance called him on it!!

Gretchen said...

You are a rock star.

I hesitate to say I didn't do it in as glorious fashion as you, but I've left doctor's appointments before.

Now, the kids' physician has a policy to reschedule the kids appointment if we're more than 15 minutes late. If they're more than 15 minutes late - no go. I called them on it - once. Haven't had any problems since.

IamSusie said...

Before I left, I would have also loudly complained to the staff about the need to communicate with patients. Be sure to also get a new doctor!

mommiebear2 said...

OMG - That is hilarious!!

Katie J said...

Oh my dog is that funny. Thanks for doing that and for sharing it!

Oh, The Joys said...

I cheer you on!!!

[And did you just publish your realz last name on da blog?]

Anonymous said...

That was not too much, it is too much that they let you wait that long. LMAO that you call it a pickachew!

butterfly girl said...

Too much? Are you kidding? I'd say that was just the start!

Jan B said...

I love it!! The staff should have given you some idea of how long it would be or let you just go. What a horrible office policy to just park bodies and then let them sit. It screams quadruple booking for the big bucks.

Betsy said...

Good for you, sister.

Miss Jess said...

You're my hero!

SHELLEY said...

You go girl. I am a nurse in an ob/gyn office and I've gotten so sick and tired of the damn docs running behind that I have stopped covering for them. Now when a patient get's upset and vents to me I just say "I know how you feel, they run late all of the time." I'd probably get fired if they knew I did this, but it's not fair to the patients to have to wait 1-2 hours at a time. So you go!!!!

Queen of the Mayhem said...

15 minutes is too long when you are wearing paper fashion! UGH!

Jennifer said...

I'm still laughing at you nairing the picachew. I let mine grow out for the gyno so they don't think I'm a bald-betty hooch.

If you had gone to my proposed sedation gyno at least you would have spent your wait time in a daze!

Domestic Chicky said...

Picachew...

*snort!*

You rock something fierce Ms L!

Mom of 5 said...

I LOVE IT!!!! Definitely not too much.

Did you reschedule? Give them a piece of your mind? Any feedback from them?

Mamma said...

A. I love you because you carry a Sharpie with you.

B. What a fantastic idea!

Have I told you how much I love you lately??

Mama en Fuego said...

Good for you. I happen know that doctors often schedule 4 appointments for every 15minute time slot. 4 APPOINTMENTS!!!

Assholes.

Sam said...

OH MAN, I APPLAUD YOU. The worst part is they make you wait in that tiny paper robe, (instead of your street clothes,) and crank the air up! Last time I was shivering by the time my gyno came in.
Well done!