Wednesday, June 20, 2007


Today after a trip to the YMCA we headed downtown to meet Eric for lunch. He had two patients scheduled for today, both members of our ward. The first patient totally flaked on him. This after totally complaining of a tooth ache. LAME! And it's a good thing his second patient showed or else he would have written them both off for good. I have worked for three LDS dentists and all of them had had problems seeing people from their ward. For one, they always think they can get a huge discount because they "know the handshake". Second, they always think they can cancel whenever they want because "he will understand - family comes first". And third, they think they can be seen at a moments notice because they are in pain (probably because they haven't kept their 6 month appointments to prevent such emergencies). Unfortunately, Eric is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet and therefore I can not see him turning away people like this. People gravitate towards him because he is so nice and talkative. He is genuinely interested in people and what they are all about. I guess I can't fault him for that. Maybe he will just need to hire me to be the bad guy. You all know I would have no trouble with that job title.

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