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Hold on a Sec–Can You Or­der Me a Piz­za?

Ra­di­ol­o­gist re­cep­tion­ist to der­ma­tol­ogy pa­tient with the wrong num­ber: I’m sor­ry, I think you have the wrong num­ber. Dr. Green’s of­fice is just down the hall; the ex­ten­sion is 1234. You’re wel­come. Buh-bye.
(pause, then an­swers again)
Re­cep­tion­ist: No, you’ve got the wrong ex­ten­sion again. Dr. Green is at 1234. It’s no prob­lem. You’re wel­come. Buh-bye.
(pause, then an­swers again)
Re­cep­tion­ist: Good morn­ing. (pause) Of course, hold on just one mo­ment, please. (di­als ex­ten­sion #1234) Hi, I’m call­ing to con­firm Mrs Brown’s ap­point­ment to have her hairy mole re­moved. 11:30 am? Thank you so much. (on the oth­er line) The doc­tor will see you at 11:30 to­mor­row morn­ing. Yes ma’am, buh-bye now.

Nor­walk, Con­necti­cut

Over­heard by: Em­Lo

For Him, That’s Still Pret­ty Good

Pa­tient #1 to fam­i­ly mem­ber on Skype: Yeah, they’re tak­ing re­al good care of me. (to nurse) Say hi to my sis­ter.
(nurse leans in to com­put­er screen, waves hel­lo)
Fam­i­ly mem­ber on Skype: Is he be­ing a good pa­tient?
Pa­tient #2, on oth­er side of cur­tain: He’s cryin’ like a lit­tle bitch!

Stony Brook Hos­pi­tal
Long Is­land, New York