Here’s our daily prompt for today:
I have heard some excuses in my time, and to some extent find it typical that many use current events as a reason not to do something.
When I was in Credit Control, a firm that was a couple of months behind in their account used 9/11 as an excuse for non payment.
The fact that the company was nothing to do with the USA made it pathetic, and when I voiced the fact that I had been working for an American Company at the time and was indirectly involved, I was pleasantly surprised to receive their cheque the following day.
Today, the bad weather has been used an excuse not to get a doctor’s appointment, and any appointments that were begrudgingly given were for three weeks hence.
This is just typical of a badly run surgery whose GP appears to select the patients he prefers on the daily waiting list and leave the remainder to sit and wait for hours in their free for all clinic.
Equally typically, patients are growing increasingly impatient, and before long I can see this guy being ousted out on his ass as someone is eventually going to complain to the right person who will get something done. We do not hold the reception staff responsible, as they are typically following a set procedure so do not give them a hard time. Sadly our attitude is not typical of most.
However, what is typical practice for us is to find alternatives and have back up plans in the case of emergencies.