My team leader is on holiday, the other UK team member doesn’t work Mondays. Not much choice today but to work despite the cold and the tooth. We had a long running issue with one of our complex systems on Thursday and Friday. The on-call guy got it in the neck all night Friday and all weekend. So I worked from home today and spent the whole day on calls assisting with problem diagnosis. Until 8:30pm.
I tried calling the dentists to arrange an appointment. I hate medical receptionists. We went to this surgery a few years back (5) so they have us on the books. I needed to explain that, and then explain that I had a damaged tooth and needed an appointment. She was exhasperated and told me I could see my regular dentist on Friday. I asked if she had anything sooner, but she said I had to see my regular dentist. It’s been five years, how regular can my visits to that dentist be.
But no, she can’t deviate, I have to see my regular dentist, he has no free slots until Friday, despite the piece of tooth sitting on a plate in front of me.
So I mumbled something about finding a different local dentists and hung up.
It has been a miserable, miserable day.