Charlie's Bird

living the dream with Charlie and Thandi and chirping all the way back to the nest.

Pet peeves

…one of my pet peeves, possible the pettest of all my peeves, is when someone else’s incompetence becomes my problem to sort out.

Like when a patient is booked for a procedure, decides that the timing is inconvenient to her and arrives when she thinks it should be done. Not when it is booked, not when it is prepared for, but when she thinks it’s better. And then proceeds to rant at me about people’s incompetence. At midnight…

Like when a staff member forgets to communicate changes in plans to patients.

Like when patients change their contact details, and forget to inform us, especially when they need subspecialist care, and said subspecialist will be in town tomorrow, and we haven’t been able to get in touch for over 1 month. (she will likely arrive next week, again to bemoan my incompetence and my lack of telepathy skills.)

(can you tell it was a long night with little sleep and I am exhausted?)

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4 Comments»

  runnermum wrote @

Goodness – I’m so grateful that I don’t have to deal with situations like that all the time. Luckily I decided against becoming a psychologist – which has always been my dream job!

  drhf wrote @

Why I’m not in private. I’m not very good at biting my tongue!

  Alexandra wrote @

A general lack of consideration and bad manners 😦

  nyamazela wrote @

If I was there I’d make you a nice hot cuppa!


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