I accompanied Vinny to his Dr.’s appointment (reading of his CT scan result) yesterday afternoon. The secretary told me to come between 2 – 4pm. We got there a little pass 2:00pm and registered right away. I saw 2 patients registered already. I told the secretary that Vinny has a 5:30 meeting in Alabang and I hope the Doctor arrives early (last time the Dr. arrived at 4:30pm and we waited for like 2 hours).
Vinny and I sat in the seats outside the clinic and patiently waited. Patients started to come. We were there early so I know who arrived and basically what time they came in.
Remember, when we arrived there were already 2 patients ahead of us. So we already know we were third on the list.
The Doctor arrived past 3:00pm already. Vinny said: “at least she’s early today.”
The secretaries (she has 2) started calling in the patients. So, we just sat there and waited for our turn.
We were sitting there for 3 hours already and I was getting angry and irritated. I noticed that they were calling patients who arrived later than us. So, I told Vinny.
Vinny said maybe this is by appointment mom not first come first serve basis. I told him I better ask them. I went inside the clinic.
I asked the first secretary: question, is this first come first serve basis or by appointment? And she goes: “first come first serve mam Tin.”
me: if that’s the case why are we not being called yet?
sec: because you came later than those patients Mam
me: uhmm… NO.
sec: yes, mam
me: the couple that you just called were seated beside us. We arrived earlier than them. I saw them when they arrived! And those patients you have been calling for the past 2 hours, we arrived earlier than them. We were here since 2:00pm. It’s fu*king 4:f u*king 30 already.
sec: kayo na ho ang sunod mam
Ya, right. You will not call us until my F’s starts flying!
When we were inside the Doctors office. I fu*king blew up and told her everything. What the hell is going on here? You don’t let a patient wait this long. Doctors shouldn’t do that. Every time we come here we wait for to 2 to 3 hours!
And I told her what happened.
And the Doctor said: “sorry mam, I really didn’t know what happened outside. I just follow who they call. But don’t worry I will talk to them later. We had a similar case yesterday mam and I’m really glad that you told me this. Ang tingin ko na sisingitan kayo. Ganyan yan sila mam. I already talk to them about it.”
And I told her: “the irony of it all Doc is, Gigi and Annie (the secretaries) have known our family for so many years. Way back during your Mom’s time (her mom was Nana’s doctor for the longest time until she retired). I have been seeing Dr. Lorenzo since mid 90’s (the other Doctor who shares the same office and share the same secretaries). Dr. Wenceslao (he also shares clinic and secretaries) has been my in laws Doctor up to now. So, we are like family already to these secretaries. Every Christmas, no fail, Nana gives them gifts. Every time Nana come to see you and your Mom before, she always give Gigi and Annie something on the side. Not to bribe but because they’re very close to us. But now I’m beginning to think that did they called us last because I didn’t give “something?” Is that it?”
“What happened now is so traumatic for me and for Vinny. We don’t want to go to Doctors anymore because of this. Who wants to wait 4 hours just to see a doctor for less than 15 mins? We have lives too. We have other things to do. Vinny has a meeting all the way to Alabang in an hour.”
And she replied: “sorry mam, I will make sure this will never happen again. Can Vinny come back on Monday Mam for his urinalysis?”
Vinny: “Hell, no. Tiisin ko na lang sakit ng tiyan ko for the rest of my life.”
Whew! Oh, god. That was really annoying. Until now I still have a headache because of that incident.
So, when I got home I called Nana to report about Vinny’s CT Scan Result. Cause the whole time we were in the clinic she was calling me every 5 minutes.
nana: anong oras kayo dumating?
me: exactly 2:00pm Na’
nana: anong oras dumating si Doctora?
me: past 3:00pm na Na’
nana: yung exact time. mga anong oras talaga?
me: siguro mga 3:30 Na’
nana: anong oras kayo tinawag?
me: 4:30 na
nana: bakit ang tagal nyo tinawag? Wala ba si Annie doon?
me: nandun Na. Pero ewan ko sa impaktang yun at huli kami tinawag!
nana: pambihira naman si Annie. Hindi ko na sya bibigyan ng pamasko!
Vinny went straight to his meeting in Alabang after dropping me off. I rested for awhile, took a long hot shower, had dinner and drank Nyquil.
8:00pm Nana called me screaming on the phone. “Nasaan na si Vinny gabi na! Hindi pa ba tapos meeting nya?” Sandali Na’ tawagan ko si Joshua.
I called Joshua and asked him where they were. Joshua said Vinny is still inside and he’s just in the parking lot waiting. I told him to tell Vinny to call Nana the minute he gets out.
When Vinny got home he went straight to my room. Dead tired. I asked him if he called Nana already and he said yes. And he goes: “Nana so cute Mom. She asked me why ang tagal ng meeting ko so I told her matagal dumating yun Mayor. And she said di ba 5:30pm ang meeting nyo? And I said yes but dumating ang Mayor 7pm na. And Nana said bakit ganyan sya late sya sa meeting. So, I told her eh, ganyan talaga mga Mayor Na’. And then Mom, she told me: isumbong mo yung Mayor kay Duterte!”
So, we both laugh so hard. And I told Vinny, di ba Nana is die hard Mar? And Vinny said: “she’s a silent Duterte fan.”
At least my day ended well.
And…. my day started good today. I received a message early this morning!
Good morning Tina. I have to share this with you… This is what happened one morning…
Noel( my husband) : honey c’mon coffee is ready….
So I came to the table and there, my favorite coffee and my iPad… So I tapped it… Went straight to your fb page… I looked at Noel and this is what he said…” Dark roast Columbian coffee and a shot of Tina makes a very good morning!” Pastang katawa jud nako… Naka bantay diay nga mag basa kos imong mga post…. enjoy your day Tina! Blessings!
Joey, one of my followers commented and told me he thought I was going to change my style in a post were I was wearing shorts. hahahahaha.
So, Joey, just for you I wore dress yesterday!
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