Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Some People

I had to call the vet today to inquire about vaccinations for our cat. While talking to the secretary who was obviously high on being The Secretary, we got all the way through the details of price, scheduling, etc and then down to business of making the appointment, which I did for 3 weeks from now. And, she said that the vet wanted to "see the cat" prior to doing any procedure. Whatever. It's a cat, not an exotic reptile. I mean I value God's creatures but geez.

I wasn't exactly happy with some of the details she had given me so to be fair, I told her I'd probably check with a few other vets and I possibly would...at this point she interrupted me to say in a very haughty and condescending tone (and I quote)

"well [she huffed], you need to understand that The Doctor is a very busy man, and his time is extremely valuable, so you'll need to really make sure that you call us..."

at which point I interrupted her to say (and I quote) - [I'll bet you can just imagine what I said!]

"I can't believe you just said that! Now, that's really the most humorous thing I've heard all day. You certainly aren't insinuating that The Doctor's [with special emphasis] time might be more precious than say, mine? I realize that he must be very busy but I won't waste his time and will certainly be calling if I decide to take my business elsewhere. Perhaps I sound snotty to you, but you might just check your tone too, my dear."

Now I know that probably wasn't the best way to handle that but seriously guys. Seriously. Who in the world did she think she was talking to?

And yes, I did cancel the appointment. Because honestly - can you really see me showing my face in that clinic? She'd probably make it a point to stay late just to poison my cat.

And there my friends is my attitude...again.

7 backward glances:

kelly said...

and that my friends is why Amy is one of my heros.

pregnant amy rules.

... To the Beat of My Own Drum said...

Well, if she poisoned your cat, it would take care of the allergy now wouldn't it?

For 35 you have your 65 moments.



Christy said...

Awesome! I can't tell you how many times I'd wished I'd said something like that but didn't. Being the peace maker personality I guess I'm probably glad I didn't but it would have felt good. I just mumble to myself about the assumptions and insinuations of others.

Tiffany said...

That is the EXACT conversation I would have had in my mind with her after meekly mumbling some, "oh, I'm sorry." You rock! :)

Ellen said...

and yet, even when you're being mean, you're still being nice. i would have wanted (but never would have really) to have been like, "excuse me? who do you think you are to talk to me like that? does THE DOCTOR know how rude you are to HIS customers? do you realize that i make more in 1/4 hour than you make all year? so you can take, not my cat because i certainly won't be bringing him there, but every other cat there and shove them up your...oops, gotta go, that's my other line..." ha! way to go ame.

Heidi Sue said...

and that is the attitude we all love. I wish we all could be like that. Way to go.

Aislinn said...

Amy - that's awesome! And not rude at all - you said what needed to be said! RIGHT ON!