I do not like going to the doctor or dentist. Today I had an appointment for a mammogram. So I gritted my teeth and headed out.
The receptionist spoke in gruff, one or two word phrases: "Birthday? Smoker? Middle initial? Doctor? Sign here."
All the while she was typing furiously on her keyboard. She shoved a blank envelope toward me but didn't provide any instruction. It lay on the counter. When she was done with the interview she said, "Address this to yourself."
I complied and tried to give it to her. She said, "No, take it with you."
Where was the friendly person who is supposed to calm my jitters?
The technician was friendly, thank goodness. She came early. She was professional and quickly put me at ease. Thank goodness.
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