Saturday, April 19, 2008

Office Pranks

We are a pretty close "team" at work. There are 9 females and 1 male so you can imagine the dynamics! As most of you know, I have a kinda' warped sense of humor. The following will illistrate that but first I have to give a bit of a background so you understand the extent these "harmless" office pranks really are.
It all started when I had a patient who is in litigation with the American Mechanical Bull Association (thats another story) call and request her chart be faxed to her lawyer. She asked me to also send her a copy. About 3 days later, she called in a frazzel because I sent her lawyer "too much information". On the same chart page where her mechanical bull injury was documented, there were notes from the hygienist documenting the patients progress w/ her fight w/ breast cancer. (Chemo therapy weakens teeth) To make a very long story short, she threatened to sue our office for a HIPPA violation. Later that day, I received a call from our "companies owner". He informed me that the companies lawyers were notified of the matter, etc. Well, it turns out it was one of the dental assistants and the office manager having a little fun at my expense.
About 4 months later, everyone was at lunch and I was working the front desk checking in that afternoons patients. A police woman was one of those patients. I sent her in the break room to "arrest" my office manager. She went in the break room and told Janet(the OM) that she had some bad news. Unfortunatly, the cop took it a little far and had the Janet in tears!! Boy, that was awkward!! Little did I know they were in the break room talking about a recent car accident in the news paper and Janets husband was traveling that week!! When the cop said "bad news" all Janet could think was "who died in a car accident?". No more pranks for me! I learned my lesson. Of course, we all can laugh about it now!

Monday, April 14, 2008

A little appology to all my fans:

Sorry I haven't had time to blog lately!! Dave and I have decided to sell the house and possibly build again so we have been working on finishing the basement and cleaning house!! I know, I know, I need to get my priorities straight. As for more office humor, I think this weather is playing its toll on all the charm of the public. The patients have been more grumpy than usual which in turn, makes me a little grumpy too!! No one is being funny, just rude. The good news is that warm weather is on its way and that's when the crazies come out!!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

More office humor

"Delores" was scheduled for a denture reline (we send the denture to the lab and they customize it to fit better). She called about a 1/2 hour before her appointment all frazzled because she didn't remember where she had put her denture. I rescheduled her for the next day and told her to call me if she finds it in the mean while. About an hour later, I got a call from "Delores". She was all excited about finding her denture. I shared her joy then asked where she had left it. She said, " You know, I made cookies yesterday and spread pretty pink frosting on the tops. I put all the cookies on a plate. I must have mistaken my denture for a cookie because I found it mixed in with the cookies."