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.