Thursday, January 04, 2007

Awesome Mom rocks the house

This morning

Ring ring! Husband answers the phone while I am brushing my teeth and then hands it to me.

"Hi this is Really Annoying Dental School. We are calling to reschedule Evan's appointment (which took me months to even get since they are ultra slow with the whole paperwork thing). We are going to be short staffed that week."

Awesome Mom hastily spits out the toothpaste and walks over to the calender thinking that the new appointment would be a mere few days later.

"The earliest we have is the 29th of January"

Awesome Mom is happy that she spit out the toothpaste because she would have spit out any liquid in her mouth due to her great surprise. She starts getting angry and mentally puts on her battle gear.

"Is that the earliest you have? We have been waiting for this appointment for a long time."

Awesome Mom's first attack is weak, she is trying to feel out her opponent's strengths and weaknesses.

"Yes that is. "

The opponent deftly blocks Awesome Mom's attack and prepares to make one of her own.

"We tried calling you in December but no one answered" she smugly added.

Awesome Mom smells weakness and goes in for the kill.

"Why didn't I get a message on my answering machine then? I would have called you back if I had known you wanted to talk to me about rescheduling"

Awesome Mom's attack is vicious and brutal. Her opponent is sorely wounded by the logic of Awesome Mom's attack.

Silence and then "Well I can highlight you and if there is a cancellation that day we will give you a call."

The victory is not as strong as Awesome Mom had hoped but she allows her opponent to leave the battle arena saving some face.

A little while later

Ring Ring. Awesome Mom answers the phone.

"This is Really Annoying Dental School. I found an opening the next week at the same time as your original appointment, Do you want that appointment?"

Awesome Mom smiles and the crowd goes wild. She emerges victorious from the bloody battle.


Gina said...

Good for you!

chichimama said...

Hee hee. So glad you were victorious...

Mel said...

Way to go! I will remember that technique next time I get one of those "annoying" calls:)

The Laundress said...

What is up with all of these medical/dental/health appointments?

Crud, it takes SIX MONTHS to get an eye exam with our HMO. My husband accidentally missed his, during a kiddo healthcare crisis. Now, it will be JUNE before they can see him again.

Good for you, Ms. Assertive but NOT obnoxious AND TOTALLY CORRECT Awesome Mom! Glad you got in soonish!

Michael C said...

That's the way to go for the jugular!!!

Vicky said...

Good for you for sticking to your guns and getting what you needed. It is pitiful that you actually have to do this. Grrrrr on your behalf.

Jaelithe said...

Little did those silly dental office assistants know they were dealing with a medical red tape expert!

GoofyJ said...

YAY!!! Good for you! It especially bugs me when they try to get out of their mistakes like that. Glad you stuck to your guns and won your battle.

Knitting Maniac said...


Really ... that was a good battle and I am proud of you!

txmommy said...

woo hoo!!

you da mom! said...

Way to WIN!

Tracy said...

Lol, you are so funny. Glad you came out on top, though :)!

Lindsay said...

Spectacular job! I HATE it when they reschedule appointments you have killed yourself to get. I had a Ped. GI who frequently had to reschedule us because she was "going on vacation that week". Look ,if we have to plan our shedules that far in advance, so do you. Grr.

Meg4Meg said...

This was so funny. Not the topic (that was annoying) just the style in which you expressed it. Thanks for the smiles!