Holidays are really kicking into gear, so I thought it was time for something short, sweet, and funny. . .
I make a lot of phone calls. I’m not hugely comfortable with the phone, never have been. . . so I tend to leave rambling messages when I get voicemail, and stumble over my words at times when I get someone on the phone. However, part of the job involves talking to clients on the phone, so I make a lot of phone calls.
I was out at our satellite clinic one day, and I come out of an appointment and see a note from my receptionist “Pls call Laura Smith 555-8888”. The name rings a bell, so I dial the number without opening the file.
“Hello?” says a man’s voice.
“Hello, may I please speak to Laura?”
“. . . . . .I’ll see if she can come to the phone. . . .”
“Hello?” says a woman’s voice.
“Hi, this is Dr Maggie calling from the vet hospital. . .” and as I say this I am opening the file, and realize why the man I was speaking to sounded like he thought I was crazy. . .
. . . Laura is the dog’s name.