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    You Are Late

    I had a doctors appointment today at 4.10pm.

    Usually, I would finish work at 3pm on a Friday, straight down the M3 and I should arrive home about 3.40pm. However, today at 2pm my manager said their was an accident on the M3 and it is most likely to be shut until 5pm. I did not want to be late for the appointment, so I asked if I can leave earlier. I left work at 2.15pm and thought I should have plenty of time and if I took the A30, their should not be a problem.

    I was wrong

    The traffic was worse on the A30. So, at 3.15pm I called me mom and asked her to give the doc a call to let them know that I will be a little late, as I did not have the surgery's number on me. The surgery said it was fine, cool.

    Unfortunately, I arrived 15 mins late at the surgery. Walked up to the reception to book in and was greeted by a grumpy woman "Mr **** you are very late". I tried to explain that my mother did call them in advance, but she did not seem to believe me.

    I felt bad being late, but their was nothing I could have done.

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    If you'd been on time,they would've made you wait 15-20mns anyway!

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    It is a prerequisite for anyone working on reception in any doctors surgery to be grumpy, arrogant, ignorant and down-right annoying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scootb73 View Post
    If you'd been on time,they would've made you wait 15-20mns anyway!
    my thoughts exactly, same with dentists aswell!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toms1989 View Post
    my thoughts exactly, same with dentists aswell!
    Hell no! My dentist runs his surgery like clockwork. He'll make damn sure you're out the door so the next person isn't waiting! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by scootb73 View Post
    If you'd been on time,they would've made you wait 15-20mns anyway!
    This is very true. Its just I felt bad enough that I was late, but what got me was that they were informed almost an hour before my appointment that I will be late. Guess it was because it was not the receptionists who took me moms call and they did not make a note anywhere that we called.

    The other thing which bugged me was the way she said that I was very late in front of all the other patients in the surgery at the time. Talk about embarrassing

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    I always have to wait 10 minutes at mine after booking in, they always moan if im a little late. I am on time most of the time though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by domino View Post
    It is a prerequisite for anyone working on reception in any doctors surgery to be grumpy, arrogant, ignorant and down-right annoying.
    Unless your stepmum is one of the doctors, in which case they talk to you like you're god

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    Most places have a sign that says if your more then 10 mins late you have missed your appointment.

    However its says noting about the damn doctors being late to your appointment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by domino View Post
    It is a prerequisite for anyone working on reception in any doctors surgery to be grumpy, arrogant, ignorant and down-right annoying.
    Couldn't agree more. I used to work for a life insurance company and was on the phone to surgeries a lot to chace GP reports. Receptionists are the most stuck up, horrible people I've ever experienced.
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