I had the dentist appointment for the three girls written down on the calendar for 11:30. The day before I got the regular reminder phone call. I only half listened. I was planning on the appointment. And then as I was getting ready to hang up I heard her say the appointment was at 11:45. “Um just a second. Did you say the appointments are at 11:45? I have 11:30 written on my calendar.” She said she would double check, and then confirmed that the appointments were for 11:45? “Okay,” I told her, “I’ll change it.”
The next day we arrived right on time. When I got there she said, “Are you ‘Irish?'” I nodded. “Oh good,” she didn’t look happy. “I’ve been trying to reach you.”
“Is something wrong?”
“You’re late. You’re appointment was for 11:30.”
“Uh…” I explained what happened but it was obvious she didn’t believe me.
We returned the next week for a filling. I left with plenty of time to get there on time, but I did not plan on being stuck at one stop light for 20 minutes, thanks to the road construction. When I explained my ordeal to the same lady as to why I was late she just rolled her eyes and said, “Uh huh!”
I wonder. If I were in her shoes, if I would have believed me either. I doubt it!