Friday, September 10, 2010
A Peek Into the Crazy
I am supposed to find out what time my surgery is today. They said that the list would be ready at 6pm, so I called at 2pm. Russell answered. I asked him about the time and he told me that the list was finished at 6:30pm and then they start calling patients and someone would call me. I gave him my name and made him check anyway. Here was the conversation:
Me: So someone will call me? What if I don't answer?
Russ: We will leave a message to call back.
Me: Will you give me the time?
Russ: No. You will need to call us back.
Me: What if I don't get the message?
Russ: We will keep calling all weekend.
Me: So someone will definitely call.
Me: Can you check and see what number you have for me?
Russ (looks it up): Actually we have several. How about 212-555-1212?
Me: Yes. That is the best one.
Russ: Ok. Someone will reach out to you.
Me: Wait, how late are you open? If I call will someone be there?
Russ: Yes 24 hours a day. Ok bye now.
Me: Thanks Russ. I'm just really excited.
Russ: I'm sure.
So finally I set Russ free. Here it is 8:06. No call. I couldn't take it anymore, so about 30 minutes ago I called back.
"Hi, NYU, this is Russell."
I hung up. I panicked. I know he will remember the crazy. I am gearing myself up to call again. From a different phone just in case they have caller ID he won't know it was me that hung up before.
I think I might have officially crossed some line into nuts, but I can't seem to stop myself.