Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Had A Bad Day?

I had to go to the dentist today to finish my root canal. I wasnt numbed up enough so when he hit the nerve my legs flew up in the air and I screamed about 10 obscene words before I could stop myself.Luckily I had a mouth full of guaze so that muffled some of the worst of them, within seconds I was sweaty from the bottom of my feet to my head from the shock of it.The receptionist and person who bills you handed me a bill for thousands of dollars as I was leaving,she told me it was because I have had an emergency root canal and 2 porcelain crowns put in.I felt like someone whacked me upside the head with a club. I exsplained I couldnt possibly owe that much and she treated me like I was stupid and told me if it gets adjusted I will have a credit this as she has me signing a bill for the whole amount.I drove home shaky and shocked.I always try to find a rainbow in any bad day so after getting the girls in bed and this being my night off from work I made a cup of chamomile tea and took a pain killer and sat down to read one of my favorite blogs.The Yarn Harlot who had a shocking day herself yesterday on the subway, she was told very rudely she was crocheting not knitting by a woman.Stephanie asked on her blog what would you have said as a civil clever come back?

There is a shirt you can purchase threw cafe press that would be perfect to wear for just one of those people it says:

1.Yes,Iam knitting.
2.No,not crocheting.
3.No it doesnt require alot of patience.
4.Yes,you could do it.Really want to learn?
5.Yes,I know you can buy sweaters,socks,etc.For not much money.
What's the fun in that?
6.Yes,I'm sure your grandmother did knit for you.Thats nice.
7.Well,yes,it does require some concentration,depending on the pattern.So could you shut up and let me knit now? Thanks!
Of course Iam always shocked by rude people to shocked to say something clever to put them in their place because I dont myself want to be rude,but if I had worn this shirt I would have pointed to it and then picked my jaw up off the ground and smiled at the woman addressing me so rudely;)

Here is a picture of a friend wearing one of these clever shirts:)


Turtle said...

ouch on the dentist..on all counts! We had a similar situation with daughter in may when all 4 wisdom teeth needed extraction. Although we did get it down to about 600 out of pocket from almost 3000. I am always shocked about rude people as well. This is one reason i am so happy to work in a day spa now vs when i worked for the airlines! People getting pampered are far less rude!

Firefly Nights said...

Sorry about your bad dentist day. My dentist always presents an estimate beforehand so there are no financial surprises.

Looking forward to the PIF.

Elaine said...

What a bummer! My (least) favorite was when a doctor didn't submit to my insurance company for more than a year, by which time I had a new insurance company. He sent it to the new one who said I wasn't covered (because it was before I was their customer). He sent me the bill. I explained that he had sent it to the wrong insurer and was told that that was my problem - my problem, my problem? Talk about rude.

cici said...

oh I am so sorry for you. This is terrible. I think they should have given you an estimated amount owed. I don't know how they get away with this. I hate it when they forget to bill the insurance company.BTW. I got my lovely cable necklace today! what a suprise so quickly. I am so glad I found your blog. I know it is going to make my life easier.:D

smariek said...

Ow! Sorry to hear about the torture session. I hope your insurance will cover all of that.