No. I Was Just Going to Drive Two Hours to Take a Look at the Place.

I do not have a good track record with doctors.  So, I tend to avoid them if at all possible.  I prefer to use the internet for my diagnoses.

MILlie, an elderly friend of the family, needs to go to the dermatologist.  The only one she likes is in a different town that is about two hours away.  Because I have had experience with trying to convince MILlie to try a new doctor in  our town, I know better than to try that again.  So, I agreed to take her.  Which, in case you were not paying attention to my first paragraph, is a major sacrifice on my part.  I am not telling you this merely because I want you to admire my heroism, but also because I want you to truly understand the irony of the last line of this post.

I called MILlie to make sure I had the right contact information so I could make the appointment.

“Well, let me get out the phone book,” MILlie said.  “Okay.  Here’s the address.”

“That’s okay.  All I really need is the phone number for now,”  I said.

“Well, it’s right across from the hospital.  It’s in a big building.  Across from the hospital.  And, it’s in a suite. S-T-E.”

“No problem.  If you can just give me the phone number, I’ll get the directions from the internet later, and then you can point out the building to me when we get there,” I said.

“Oh.  Am I going to be with you?”

“That was a cool office building. I guess we can drive the two hours back home now. Maybe we should bring MILlie next time.”
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Posted on July 3, 2012, in Doctors, Humor, Memory Loss, MILlie, Relationships and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.

  1. Very sweet of you. I’d have told her to just let me know when to pick her up, and let her do the arranging.

  2. misswhiplash

    from that I guess Millie is an older person,which is why she was so muddled

  3. “Am I going to be with you?” LOL!

    Hey, I have a physical coming up – would you mind doing that for me? You can just let me know afterward if I’m okay. 🙂

  4. You mean you didn’t want to go by yourself and just have a look? 🙂 You lead a hilarious life!

  5. That’s so nice of you to take her. I have bad records with doctors. I don’t trust them and I avoid them. The internet is much better at diagnosing things.

  6. Lovely MILlie – first the glasses and now the skin specialist. I wonder what she has in store for you next…?

  7. You’re uber-sweet and she’s hilariously adorable!

  8. Hahaha! Oh, how I love MILlie stories.

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