Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

Not Talking to You

by Mina Keenan (follow)
Chief Editor: www.CraftFound.com, www.DarlingShe.com, www.SelfAvenue.com & www.TrulyHeart.com. Blog: www.MinasJournal.blogspot.com


conflict,teaching a lesson


Some people you just can't talk nicely to. So you don't.

Rang the doctor's to make an appointment. New receptionist gave me wrong info. Know its wrong because of history. She was adamant. Getting nowhere and I asked to speak to someone else.
No.
Know the place has two receptionists.
Could I leave a message for someone to ring me?
Too busy, no you can't, she said and hung up.

Was spluttering mad, indignant. Texted my partner.
Rude cow down the doctors.

He was using my car, so when he got back we went to the city, got the proper info and made the appointment. Got home, had tea and it was 10pm.

A lot of extra trouble and expense because of that superior cow. Damn control freak. Still rambling.

Appointment came around. Walked up to the desk. Was ignored for a time while the woman was looking around at all the thin air in the place. Saw the name tag and walked out. Partner was parking the car.

What's up?
Ain't talking to that cow.
How do you know its her?
She said her name when she answered the phone.

Walked straight past and sat in the waiting room, she waving her arm about at me.
I'll talk to you, partner said to her.
She (referring to me) won't.

Doctor (who is Director of the joint) came out and we had the appointment.
How long you had the new girl?
Not long.
Well, she's rude and I ain't talking to her.

Doctor stifles a giggle.

It's mutual actually, Doctor. She don't want to talk to me either.
She was rude to Mina on the phone, explained partner.

Doctor is laughing.

There is a strict policy there where you are meant to pay before you see a doc.

(Talking to partner) You go to the desk for the papers cos I ain't going near her. When she asks for payment tell her 'Mum said no.' I mean it. Don't pay her.

No I won't said partner.

Doctor's nearly doubled over by now.

Walked past the desk, she waving her arm about. If she'd looked at the notes she would've seen we always pay online and have done for years. If she had spoken to me nice - would've said.

Most times I'm easy to get on with. Most times very pleasant. Can't explain it - not sure if I was 'getting my own back' or saying 'don't mess with me'. I'd like to think I was being assertive in a novel way.


Lessons from this story

Sometimes you need to take your power back.
Figure out what you can put up with and what you can't.
You have your own way of working through, of finding the solution.



Photo credit:"When bovines attack" by tricky (rick harrison) under license cc by 2.0



# Power
# Assertiveness
# Sense of Self
I like this Article - 14
More Articles by Mina Keenan
There was a teacher I admired at primary school when I was eight years old
185 views
Motivation is a thing that waxes and wanes
130 views
A new baby is a joy - but the process of having baby may be less so at times
149 views
Self Avenue looks at ways we can enrich our lives, look after ourselves and ways we might help o...
120 views
**Taking Stock** 'Want a cuppa?' or 'I'll put the jug on' were the words said every time...
356 views
Was crying when partner walked in
300 views
view all articles by Mina Keenan
Articles by Mina Keenan on Other Hubs
Bride or Mother, Aunt or Nan - this pretty card for all the girls you know
71 views
A couple of cheap books of card to make greeting cards with ended up as a journal instead! Art ...
427 views
Welcome to Truly Heart's Inspiration Gallery
381 views
Download colouring page See more colouring pages / printables
95 views
My Google Plus Profile
ID: 6511
[ Submit a Comment ]
Ouch Rhi - can understand yours. Bad customer service is annoying too. Not being served when its your turn, retail assistants chatting with each other for ages when customers are waiting etc.
I've had a similar problem but it's been with the doctor not the receptionist.
The doctor mumbled my name and someone else went In instead of me. Only when they came out I realised what had happened as I spoke to the receptionist the doctor was more concerned that he had filled in this girls paperwork wrong rather then answering my question as to whether or not he gave our any of my personal information. Said my concern wasn't relevant. So I can understand your frustration.
Trending Articles
In this day and age, many people hire professional escorts because they what to try something ne...
10210 views
Authenticity not only is necessary for true life satisfaction but also having integrity: What you s...
3968 views
You donít have to be rich to make money, you just have to be practical
3243 views
The names of some phobias are pretty easy to work out and others aren't
92 views
People generally donít want to feel sad or have their feelings hurt
2340 views
Why bother with friends? Anyone who has ever had a fight with, been hurt by or simply gotten ...
by Mia
815 views
While looking for something quite unrelated on the internet, I came across words we never hear now...
67 views
Be clever, creative, a little bit fitter, before you even reach your desk Don't waste your jo...
63 views
Brushes with illness and death, our own or those dear to us reminds us that life is fragile
438 views
You may be passionate about writing but still suffer from writer's block
5468 views
Categories
Featured on Other Hubs
 
Copyright 2012-2017 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version