You Have an Appointment
Mom: (innocently) We have an appointment with the heart doctor tomorrow, right?
Me: Yes Mom... at 9:00 in Peabody
Mom: Oh – well they called me and said they want me to be there 15 minutes early.
Me: Why do you always say they want you there early when they don’t actually say that? Are you afraid we’ll be late? We’ve never been late to one appointment. Ever. (tension rising...)
Mom: Well, what time do you want to leave? 8:00?
Me: No. We can leave at 8:15.
Mom: But what about the commute traffic?
Me: We’ll be fine Mom..... Oh, and when the doctor asks you about your medical history, he doesn’t really want you to go back to your first C-section you had 70+ years ago.....
Mom: You don’t need to come in with me
Me: Yes, I do Mom... I promise I won’t say anything to the doctor, but I think you should have a second set of ears in there. I’ll be a good girl.
And I was.
But, the joke (no surprise...) was on ME. We got to the office, and the woman at the front desk said, “Oh.... you were supposed to be here 15 minutes early to fill out this New Patient questionnaire.”
Of course we were!!