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Spike's Bitches 47: Someone Dangerous Could Get In  

[NAFDA] Spike-centric discussion. Lusty, lewd (only occasionally crude), risqué (and frisqué), bawdy (Oh, lawdy!), flirty ('cuz we're purty), raunchy talk inside. Caveat lector.


SailAweigh - Sep 22, 2011 7:08:39 am PDT #11 of 30001
Nana korobi, ya oki. (Fall down seven times, stand up eight.) ~Yuzuru Hanyu/Japanese proverb

::deep breath::

Ah, new thread smell. 'S wonderful!


sj - Sep 22, 2011 7:19:52 am PDT #12 of 30001
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

I need some advice, please. I love my new doctor, but I am having issues with her assistant. I'm supposed to leave a message with the assistant if I have an issue in between appointments, she is supposed to consult my doctor, and then one of them is supposed to get back to me. The problem is that the last part never happens unless I call for at least three days in a row, and then when I do here back from the assistant she acts annoyed with me for calling so much. I don't think it is asking to much to hear back from my doctor the same day I have an issue, is it? I am now on day 2 of calling about uti symptoms. So, what is the best way to handle this if I don't here back today?


DavidS - Sep 22, 2011 7:28:21 am PDT #13 of 30001
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

I love the smell of new thread in the morning. Smells like...victory.


Frankenbuddha - Sep 22, 2011 7:30:17 am PDT #14 of 30001
"We are the Goon Squad and we're coming to town...Beep! Beep!" - David Bowie, "Fashion"

Top 20?


Hil R. - Sep 22, 2011 7:32:29 am PDT #15 of 30001
Sometimes I think I might just move up to Vermont, open a bookstore or a vegan restaurant. Adam Schlesinger, z''l

sj, I'd say that you should mention the issue to your doctor once you do get in contact with her. She should apologize and talk to her assistant.

I don't know what the standard is for a doctor calling back, but I would generally expect no later than the next day.


amyth - Sep 22, 2011 7:34:45 am PDT #16 of 30001
And none of us deserving the cruelty or the grace -- Leonard Cohen

sj, You should definitely hear back right away about uti symptoms. I once waited a day to call my doctor about uti symptoms and got chastised, because she said I should get on antibiotics ASAP.

As for the best way to handle it, I would just keep calling, and if she gets annoyed, so be it. And I'd tell your doctor when you get a chance.

I've had issues with my doctor's office staff before, and one way I got around it was that my doctor had a pager number for use after hours, and I would deliberately call after hours and leave a message on her pager. I would make it clear that it wasn't an emergency, but I knew that the message got to her that way. Kind of passive-aggressive, but I did what I had to do for a little while. Things are much better with the office staff now.

Speaking of doctors, it took over a week and three (maybe four?) calls, but I finally got my doctor's note faxed from my neurologist about five minutes ago. I'm cleared to drive state vehicles at work! Woo hoo!


Zenkitty - Sep 22, 2011 7:37:21 am PDT #17 of 30001
Every now and then, I think I might actually be a little odd.

smonster, once a guy with whom I was trying to have a torrid affair gave me a gift... a designer keychain. Just from his shyness and proud little flourish, I expected to open the box and find jewelry. Of course I told him I liked it, but it was ugly. I think your guy did better!


Calli - Sep 22, 2011 7:39:38 am PDT #18 of 30001
Every stone you threw, I stood on to better see the view. —The Amazing Devil

That's great, amyth!


sj - Sep 22, 2011 7:40:22 am PDT #19 of 30001
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

smonster, I have found that trying to interpret the thought process behind gifts only leads to driving yourself crazy.


amyth - Sep 22, 2011 7:46:56 am PDT #20 of 30001
And none of us deserving the cruelty or the grace -- Leonard Cohen

Calli, thanks! Also, I meant to say last night but I fell asleep: I'm glad to hear that there are positive things happening for you at work.