Would you believe…I started typing and the words printed exactly backwards. Yes, that’s right. Lisa wanted to have a contest to see if anyone could read it. I’m not sure what happened unless Lauren was sending me a message, perhaps, “Mom, you are doing this whole blog thing backwards!” Which of course, was true! I just finally deleted everything and rebooted and started over. Voila! All is well.
So, what was happening in Lauren’s life a year ago today? Her blog tells us that Steve had seen the actor Michael Douglas making a movie in DC. Her summer job at the gastroenterologists’ office provided material for a fun post.
Work was pretty fun today, except it was Tonya’s last day so that’s sad! She’s so nice and says “Oh, giiirl, no” a lot and I’m gonna miss her. I had to be on the phones in the afternoon but Friday is always slow so it was fine. There was this one woman though who called and would NOT stop talking. I kept telling her the same thing over and over and she kept telling ME the same thing over and over … yeesh. She wanted to schedule an appointment and had left a message with her doctor’s nurse, but the nurses usually take 2-3 days to answer their voicemails (and it says so on the VM, and I let the woman know too) but she kept saying how bad her symptoms were and describing in minute detail her bowel movements (I work for gastroenterologists, remember!) and I kept trying to interrupt because hi, I don’t need (or want, really) that information, but it just wouldn’t work. I told her she could either wait for the nurse to call her back to make an appointment, or if she was really having serious problems to go to the emergency room. And she said she’d rather not do that, but then she goes, “So if it’s a life or death emergency, I guess I should go to the emergency room.” Um, YES. Please do. Then she said that she hoped she could make an appt soon: “I mean, if I wait another 2 to 3 weeks, I could be dead.” But she really said it kind of nonchalantly and oh I had to cover my mouth so I didn’t bust out laughing. Yes, I know I should not find this lady’s death concerns amusing but it cracked me up, man. Anyway, she finally got off the phone, after like 7 minutes.