Because I work such long shifts I don’t always check my voicemail. this stems from the reason that I hated buying a cell phone in the first place. I didn’t want people to be able to reach me all the time. It was so much easier having a home phone that people would call and reach me about 25% of the the time leaving their dreary messages. Now, anybody can call me: Russian mobsters, presidents, central bankers, girl friends, wives, and the guy I rented that tuxedo from last week.As you can well imagine, I have a certain reluctance to answer the phone.
So you can image my surprise today when I checked the voicemails this evening and found that the Veterans Administration had called to remind me that I had missed my appointment this afternoon. When I checked the snail mail I found a letter cancelling said appointment. It was as if the left and right hands of the hospital were not in sync with one another. The VA is full of signs reminding patients about the cost to the VA of our failure to arrive. In fact, when I arrived on Monday, I was perky, received excellent care and was told that today’s appointment would be cancelled. In fact I have had this problem twice. Now that it is too late, I feel a certain reluctance to to call the VA and remind them that they had cancelled my appointment. What if they try to call me back and their message goes in between my ex and present very wonderful wife?
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