1. Welcome to Religious Forums, a friendly forum to discuss all religions in a friendly surrounding.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to get access to the following site features:
    • Reply to discussions and create your own threads.
    • Our modern chat room. No add-ons or extensions required, just login and start chatting!
    • Access to private conversations with other members.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon!

Would this make you angry??

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Quagmire, Aug 6, 2020.

  1. Quagmire

    Quagmire Imaginary talking monkey
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2007
    Messages:
    49,736
    Ratings:
    +12,125
    Religion:
    None
    I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow, and they waited until today to let me know it was going to be a zoom meeting.

    That was strike one. I don't mind doing an appointment via Zoom, but it bothers me that I didn't get a heads up about it, especially since I called yesterday to confirm and they didn't mention it.

    Strike two is that when I asked the receptionist why they waited until the last minute to let me know she just ignored the question and started walking me through the steps for "Zooming", which I didn't need and didn't ask for.

    Anyway, it's got me wondering how bothered other people would be over something like this. I know I have anger issues, and I'm basically trying to gauge just how out-of-the-ordinary I should consider my emtional reactions to things like this.

    Put another way: how likely would you be to walk into the clinic tommorow, smile warmly, and tell the receptionist, "You are a ****ing idiot". And then go conduct your Zoom meeting in the park across the street.

    I may or may not make an appointment with their mental health department depending on what kind of feedback I get here.
     
  2. EsonauticSage

    EsonauticSage Between extremes

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2020
    Messages:
    156
    Ratings:
    +65
    Religion:
    Abrahamic (Shi'a)/Dharmic (Shaivite, Vajrayana) Occultist
    Yes it would
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. Fool

    Fool ALL in all
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2016
    Messages:
    10,878
    Ratings:
    +2,009
    Religion:
    Light Impressed with Love
    Please let your doctor know. Your mental well being is just as important as your physical well being. I would be irritated by the ignoring too.
     
    #3 Fool, Aug 6, 2020
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2020
    • Optimistic Optimistic x 1
  4. Valjean

    Valjean Veteran Member
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2004
    Messages:
    24,475
    Ratings:
    +11,602
    Religion:
    Vedanta (reform)
    Annoying, yes.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. JustGeorge

    JustGeorge Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2020
    Messages:
    137
    Ratings:
    +219
    Religion:
    Hindu
    Yeah, I'd probably be annoyed too. Being as you mentioned it was a mental health appointment, even more so. Someone with a mental health issue may not respond well to last minute changes, so that's a bad practice to have in that particular setting.

    Not that's there's anything wrong with Zoom. Probably preferable... But, yeah. Notice, please.

    Definitely mention it to your provider, and request notifications of changes in appointments at least 24 hours in advance. That's what they expect of the patient, no reason they can't abide by it as well.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  6. beenherebeforeagain

    beenherebeforeagain Rogue Animist
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2011
    Messages:
    19,933
    Ratings:
    +6,434
    Religion:
    Modern Animist
    I'd keep the appointment. I wouldn't take it out on the receptionist. I'd take it up on the doctor.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  7. columbus

    columbus yawn <ignore> yawn

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2014
    Messages:
    25,141
    Ratings:
    +16,264
    Religion:
    None
    So, what you're telling me, sir, is that you don't like TrumpCare? Feel that it's dishonest?

    That you're surprised by this?:rolleyes:
    Tom
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. Quagmire

    Quagmire Imaginary talking monkey
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2007
    Messages:
    49,736
    Ratings:
    +12,125
    Religion:
    None
    It wasn't actually a mental health appointment.

    May have been part of a recruitement drive for that department though.
     
    • Funny Funny x 4
  9. Quagmire

    Quagmire Imaginary talking monkey
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2007
    Messages:
    49,736
    Ratings:
    +12,125
    Religion:
    None
    It was most likely the receptionist's fault.

    And deflecting my question, which is really what got my goat, was definitely all her.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  10. JustGeorge

    JustGeorge Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2020
    Messages:
    137
    Ratings:
    +219
    Religion:
    Hindu
    Ha!

    Sorry for the misunderstanding.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  11. sun rise

    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2014
    Messages:
    51,150
    Ratings:
    +21,871
    Religion:
    Love
    I think you getting pissed is perfectly normal.

    It sends a message that you are not important in the scheme of things and that you should STFU and do what you're told. So, yes, being pissed is totally appropriate.

    But I try to not let that go into direct retaliation. Instead, there are weeds which died a horrible death because of how I was feeling. Digging them up was too good for them. Yanking them out of the ground with malice aforethought was satisfying.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  12. icehorse

    icehorse Veteran Member
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2014
    Messages:
    10,142
    Ratings:
    +5,607
    Religion:
    spiritual anti-theist : )
    I would be bothered. You might well have needed to make special plans to leave the house, perhaps get a babysitter in these difficult times.

    Seems quite rude.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  13. Quagmire

    Quagmire Imaginary talking monkey
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2007
    Messages:
    49,736
    Ratings:
    +12,125
    Religion:
    None
    Nothing to do with the system. It has to do with people who know that they'd have to do something pretty extreme before they'd ever need to worry about losing their job.
     
  14. Debater Slayer

    Debater Slayer Born-again Glompist
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2011
    Messages:
    19,365
    Ratings:
    +11,227
    Religion:
    Meditation
    I would be extremely dissatisfied with the service but most likely not angry. I think it's normal for someone to be angry over this even if anger is very rarely my reaction to something, though.

    That said, mental health appointments to talk about controlling anger or anything else you feel is an issue couldn't hurt anyway. I believe everyone could use therapy sessions now and then.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  15. Quagmire

    Quagmire Imaginary talking monkey
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2007
    Messages:
    49,736
    Ratings:
    +12,125
    Religion:
    None
    I know. I purposely did my laundry today because I didn't have any clean shirts and my doctor is cute.

    To think, I could have put it off for another 2 weeks. :(

    It's Zoom. She never would have known the difference.
     
  16. Quagmire

    Quagmire Imaginary talking monkey
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2007
    Messages:
    49,736
    Ratings:
    +12,125
    Religion:
    None
    I agree. Thank God I have the staff to take things out on or I would have maxxed out my insurance years ago.
     
  17. Quagmire

    Quagmire Imaginary talking monkey
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2007
    Messages:
    49,736
    Ratings:
    +12,125
    Religion:
    None
    And thinking about putting laxatives in her coffee, that's normal too, right?
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  18. Quagmire

    Quagmire Imaginary talking monkey
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2007
    Messages:
    49,736
    Ratings:
    +12,125
    Religion:
    None
    Well, thanks everybody. Nice to know I'm more or less normal when it comes to spontaneous indignation.

    Because I wonder sometimes
     
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
  19. Shadow Wolf

    Shadow Wolf Rival's Wife
    It's My Birthday!

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2005
    Messages:
    65,354
    Ratings:
    +23,402
    Religion:
    God is in the Rain
    They should have let you know. Ive had doctors fail to ask me what meds I'm on, but they at least let me know I'd be using duo or whatever (and refuse all alternates even whej I told them it doesn't work well on my phone).
     
    • Like Like x 1
  20. Shadow Wolf

    Shadow Wolf Rival's Wife
    It's My Birthday!

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2005
    Messages:
    65,354
    Ratings:
    +23,402
    Religion:
    God is in the Rain
    This thread makes me feel more normal too. Because there are certain things from certain people I have little patience for. Being blown off and ignored by anyone who works in anything related to healthcare is one where my own fuse can be very short.
     
    • Like Like x 1
Loading...