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I do not want to go to Tatooine for this surgery - Elizabeth Unexplained
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greyautumnrain
greyautumnrain
I do not want to go to Tatooine for this surgery
When last we left out hero, Yoda had promised her that the defective clone would call her back.

Yoda is of course very strong with the force. It wasn't even 9 am when my cell phone rang and I received the promised transmission. Now, it turns out that Yoda has surgery times at three different hospitals, but one of them is the South Shore Hospital, which might as well be on Tatooine. Of the three choices I'd prefer to get it done at Brigham & Womens. Its in Boston, and enugent went there for her pregnancy complications & baby removal and apparently received very good care. The other choice is also in Boston, and is probably OK too. Of course the first date available was on Tatooine on June 5th. Then there was supposedly time available at B&W on June 9th. That's fine, I told the clone. She said she'd check on specific times and call me back.

She did indeed call me back about 5 minutes later. It turns out there are no times left on June 9th. She may be able to get me in at the other Boston Hospital on June 8th after a lecture. I said fine. She said she'd call me back about that. She never did. I called back around 4 and discoverd that she had left at noon.

Now, maybe I am overreacting, but since it seems like it only takes a short amount of time to check these things, you'd think she could have gotten back to me. There is also the small matter of the longer I wait for a firm booking, the more other people will be scheduled into the earlier dates. Argh. This happens to be a big deal to me. I understand its not a big deal to the clone, but I want Sideous out, and I want him out yesterday. I want to get on with my life, specifically the trying to have a baby aspect of it. Is it too much to ask that the clone finish up with scheduling my surgery before she takes the entire afternoon off?

I'm contemplating where or not I want to tell the Jedi council that they should ask the Kaminoans for their money back on that clone.

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From: readsalot Date: May 18th, 2006 02:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Gah. There is no possible excuse for her not calling you back again. I mean, I'm really good at thinking of all of the possible reasons for things to not go exactly the way I want them to, and even I can't come up with a reason here.

I do think you're justified in complaining.
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: May 18th, 2006 03:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
even I can't come up with a reason here.
I've spent many points in Hypothetical Reasons, so I'd guess "she had to call the third hospital to get an answer from them and needed a callback from someone there, and they hadn't called back yet by the time she had to leave."

Leaving without touching base with you again was still no good, but things kind of like that end up happening in my work a lot. You're not supposed to call the client back to say "This other group is being incompetent and not getting me the information I need, so I don't have your answer." And you don't *want* to call to say "I'm sorry, I said I'd get an answer for you but I didn't" because that makes it feel like it's your fault. So you stall a bit until you can try and get *something* productive to tell them.
dcltdw From: dcltdw Date: May 19th, 2006 05:45 am (UTC) (Link)
It takes a short amount of time if the system is working flawlessly.

Administration? In hospitals? *cough*

And South Shore Hospital is not that far. But yeah, B&W >> SSH.
greyautumnrain From: greyautumnrain Date: May 19th, 2006 07:11 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes, but I can take the T to B&W or BI and get a cab home. I don't think this is a reasonable option with SSH. I'm not so sure I want to be driving through Boston traffic too soon after someone has been poking around my insides and possibly removing misplaced pieces of uterine lining. I could get Warren to drive me, but I'd like to have the option of getting there and home on my own. I try to minimize the amount the suckiness of the whole situation rubs off on Warren because the poor guy has to live with me.
enugent From: enugent Date: May 19th, 2006 11:18 am (UTC) (Link)
It sounds like this is moot since you're now scheduled at B&W, but isn't this what friends are for? I bet Christine H. would shuttle you between SSH and Alewife, for example, or others on the South Shore. I'd certainly do it myself if I still lived inside 495.
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