I Blame The Red Shirt

I had different plans for today’s post, but after my afternoon yesterday I decided to go in a different direction, with a half-rant, half-humor post.

While I was eating my lunch I decided to check my horoscope for the day to see what was in store, even though the day was already well underway. Weirdly, the last sentence of my day’s horoscope said, “avoid wearing anything in red for the day.” Even weirder, I WAS WEARING A RED SHIRT.

A few hours later I was off to my annual lady doctor appointment, already dreading it, because who likes to go to those appointments?! I checked the traffic map and everything seemed to be clear. Fast forward 10 minutes and I was in the slowest moving traffic jam/construction zone on the planet. You did me wrong, Google Maps. I watched the clock tick past my appointment time, and just when I was about to give up hope and turn around, the road cleared.

traffic humor

So I show up to my appointment about 15 minutes late. Traffic jams = not my fault. Can’t control it. After waiting for a few, the nurse called my name and I jumped up ready to go in. “The doctor will still see you, but he’s going to see the other patient that was on time first.” I gave her a puzzled look and said ok and sat down, and then I processed what just happened. And basically, inside my head was like this.

anger inside out

The lady sitting across from me in the waiting area started chatting with me about what had just happened, and asked how long I’d been a patient because the practice seemed to not have it together #truth. The topic then turned to how ridiculous doctor offices are, because really, have you EVER been seen by a doctor at your exact scheduled time? NOPE. Never. Not once.

So I waited, and waited. And finally went up to find out how much longer it’d be. The front desk lady looked puzzled as to why I hadn’t been called back yet, and even she spoke to the ridiculousness of the situation, bringing up the same argument I mentioned above (doctors are never on time).

doctor appt humor

After what seemed like an eternity, I was actually called back, along with another person. And wouldn’t you know, the nurse moved at sloth speed (this trailer is actually hysterical though, her notsomuch) and started checking vitals on the other patient while round two of the wait began.

nurse humor

When I finally made it out of the appointment, I jumped in my car to head back to work, only to be greeted with the start of rush-hour traffic. The lights would turn green and literally zero movement happened. I basically felt like this poor fella in the car in a sea of not-moving sheep.

traffic sheep

So basically, I blame the red shirt. I totally should’ve changed out of it as soon as I read that warning. The moral of the story? Never wait until mid-day to read your ‘scope!

On a positive note, yesterday marked my 4-year blogiversary, which is crazy, and awesome, and such a huge milestone for me (if you haven’t already taken my first-ever reader survey, please do)! I also received a beautiful Vera Bradley throw from Kristyn, and received some exciting blog-related news, so fortunately, the day turned around!

Can you relate to moments like the ones I had yesterday? Do you read your horoscope?

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  • Aww that’s terrible! And seriously, how rude to call you just to point out that they were taking someone else before you. I swear there have been times when I’ll meet my mom and dad at the doctor after work and they’ll have a 5pm apt and not be seen until 7pm. It’s dreadful!

    • That’s insane!! Doctor offices make me so angry. My new plan is to try to schedule appointments either first thing when they open or the first post-lunch one, so there hopefully won’t be any hold-ups!

  • Chrissa – Physical Kitchness

    You are too funny! You know what they say, when it rains it pours! Congrats on your blogiversary!

  • Oh man I hate when doctor’s offices pull crap like that! They can be twenty minutes late but if you’re five minutes late they won’t see you. Luckily, my regular doctors aren’t like that, but whenever I have to see a specialist it seems like they’re always like that.

    • It’s so true! Hopefully we make some advancements soon so they can just do a full body scan and it can count for any regular and specialist doctors!

  • Bahaha oh no I’m so sorry! At least you made it out of there before night! I hadn’t seen that trailer, it’s epic hahahaha

    • This is true! If you’re ever feeling stressed or sad or any kind of negative emotion, just think of this trailer. It gets me every time!

      • Bahaha so true x I showed it to my boyfriend and so many other people. I can’t wait to see this movie now!

  • Haha I never read my horoscope. I did get a really puzzling fortune cookie last night. Doctor’s offices are the worst with waiting.

    • I can’t decide if it’s good to know what’s coming or not based on horoscopes lol. Hopefully the fortune cookie will end in lots of good luck :)

  • Haha this is hilarious. I hate doctor visits, they always take forever.

    • You have to make light of the madness or it’ll drive you even crazier :) haha. I hope one day these offices get themselves together!

  • Aww stories like this are why I love my doctor’s office. I’d have walked out the moment she said that especially if the doctor was running even a few minutes behind schedule. There are too many other practices out there for me to put up with someone treating me like that. If you were habitually late it’s one thing but they really should have been more understanding.

    And no, I don’t read horoscopes. Just not my thing. :)

    • So agree! I was talking with someone in the waiting area about that. I think I’m going to look into finding a new doc for the next time around!

  • I have no idea what it’s like not to be seen on time, that must suck! (I only see doctors that are friends with my dad, also a doctor, and you don’t keep doctor’s kids waiting. It’s a thing.) Definitely blame the red shirt!!

    • Ugh, I’m so jealous! I need to have doctor friends too! I most definitely blame the red shirt!

  • oh my gosh. doctors offices make me rage. i even had an appointment once first thing in the morning, i was literally the first patient, and the doctor showed up half an hour late. wtf.

    • Ugh, I just don’t get how they’re fine being late but nobody else can be. I wish my friends were doctors so it wouldn’t be an issue!

  • I feel the same way about dr appointments! My youngest had one yesterday and we waited for an hour to be called back. Imagine trying to entertain two kids during that too! So annoying. I’m glad your day turned around!

    • Oh no! I can’t imagine having to entertain kids while sitting there for so long. These offices need to get themselves together!

  • Doctor offices make me so mad, it’s insane. I am the person who always shows up early too and end up being their over an hour. Gah, I wish I could end this terrible trend.

    • Seriously! You’d think with all of the advancements we’ve made in the world that they’d be able to accommodate appointments. After all, we are paying customers!

  • Artsnark

    Congrats on the bloggiversary! Sounds like a true Monday kinda day tho

    • Thank you! It definitely ended up being a Monday kinda day. I wish we could just cancel Mondays every week!

  • That first meme … so much truth!!

    • It is! Ugh! I don’t think they feel bad about it either!

  • CDG

    Ummmm . . . your CDG doesn’t want to hear about your doctor appointment (gross)! Luv your blog! CDG

    • Well it comes with the territory! You’re lucky to not have that annual appointment!

  • I have been there! I once waited TWO hours at the lady doctor! I was so mad! Glad your day turned around, girl, and congratulations on 4 years of blogging!

    • Ugh I can’t even imagine that! I wish they’d be more considerate of our time! But on a happier note, thank you! Blogging keeps me sane despite the crazy things that go on :)

  • I feel like sometimes doctor offices just like to make us hate the health care system even more. I get they can be unpredictable like anywhere else but I almost always seem to waste more time there than anywhere else.

    • They do – and that’s saying something! They drive me crazy!

  • haha that was great! Aren’t doctors offices so frustrating?

    • Seriously, THE WORST! At least I don’t have to go back for another year!

  • Haha! Love the moral of the story! :))

    • It’s the truth :) haha. Thanks for stopping by, Melai!

  • emi

    This was so enjoyable to read (despite the huge hassle of your day!!) You are such a good writer and I love your attitude about it…must have been the red shirt! Haha! Glad it all worked out! xoxo

    welltraveledwife.com

    • Thanks, Emi :) I’m telling you, it SO was that red shirt!