Wah, Wah, Wah, Wah, Wah…

This afternoon I started feeling crappy. My throat was scratchy and I kept clearing my throat. That turned into a little cough and I hope I can fight it off because I have an appointment tomorrow to get my hair cut. I’m in desperate need of one, that’s for sure!

Anyway, about the time I started feeling crappy the phone rang. It was some woman from my doctor’s office. Let’s say her name is Mary because I can’t remember what her name was. Mary introduced herself and told me where she was calling from. She said she had been going through the records of patients and was trying to reach out to all those who had been diagnosed with depression. She explained that she knew how depression felt and what it can do to your life because she had been diagnosed with depression some time ago.

She started talking about all the effects and how we can try and combat depression by doing this, that, and the other. I kind of zoned out because she was literally starting to piss me off. She never let me get a word in edge-wise! All I started to hear was the sound of Charlie Brown’s mom: wah, wah, wah, wah, wah!

About the time she said that one way to help depression in the winter was to sit by a window with the sun coming through. I interrupted her, “Is there something you want?” She kept talking about how hard it is to deal with depression. I said, “I have a therapist, thank you very much. What do you want?” Again, more about depression. I added, “I am managing my depression just fine, thank you.” Wah, wah, wah, wah…

She just wouldn’t shut up! I said, “Unless you’re giving away free trips to Scotland, I’m not interested,” and I hung up. I don’t know why this doctor’s office thought it would be ok for someone to start calling people like that but I’m going to give them a piece of my mind tomorrow. Wanting to help people is one thing but a) there is a therapist listed in my records (who is no longer in practice but they don’t know that) and b) this call was unsolicited and I had never been seen at this particular doctor’s office for depression so there was no reason for the call, in my opinion. Oh, and c) PRIVACY ISSUES! I don’t know if she was a nurse, or if she even really worked there.

I expected Mary to call back but she didn’t. Have you ever had someone call you back after you hung up on them? I have, once. Funny story, actually. This was back when I was running a Day Care for kids in my home and I was busier than a cat covering up shit. I get this call from a man doing a survey about political bullcrap. I answered a few questions and I said, “Look, I’m very busy and I don’t have time for this.” He said he would just need a few more minutes of my time. I said, “My time is MY TIME and I don’t have time for a damn survey.” I hung up. After less than a minute, the phone rang again. I answered and the man said, “Ma’am, I’d like to finish this survey.” I said, “Oh, you would, would you? Well, you can go fuck yourself and DO NOT call here again!” I hung up again. Can you believe the nerve? And don’t worry, none of the kids in my care were in earshot of what I said!

8 thoughts on “Wah, Wah, Wah, Wah, Wah…

  1. Thank god for spam filters! I stopped getting those calls when Verizon began offering spam filters for calls. I’m sorry someone so insensitive called to bug you about something I’m sure you don’t need someone other than your doctor to know. Oh and maybe your blog readers, lol. 🤣😂

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    1. My readers are helpful and kind and I don’t mind sharing with. 😀 Because it’s my choice. This call came on our landline and very few people have number. If it had been on my cell I would have ignored it. Lol. We were expecting the delivery today for our washer so I figured it might be the delivery guy…lost. Lol.

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  2. My god woman, I just love you! My new thing to deal with phone spammers is to hit the button is to hit a button to immediately be put through to a live person. I don’t say a word. I just keep hitting a number button so it will beep consistently. Sort of like a busy signal. It is great fun to hear them try to talk in between the beep beep beep and then they finally hang up. It might not cut down the number of spam calls I get but it amuses me and that’s all that matters. 😉

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  3. Deb,
    That was totally unprofessional of her to keep going after you told her to stop. I wonder if she was some kind of scammer or if she was really with your doctor’s office. I hope you do turn her in! Crazy people in the professional world, huh? Mona

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