"Perhaps next time when you have a big list like this, you could book a double appointment?" I nicely suggested at the end of a protracted consult.
"This is a double, sweety", my patient nicely replied.
Well, then. Ok.
I hate running late. Hate it. Which is unfortunate for a GP, because sometimes people's troubles cannot be fixed and documented in only 15 minutes.
By the end of today I was running an hour late and I could see the setting sun through my window. I braced myself for complaints and called in my final patient. In he walks, smiles and says, "well there's no early minute for you today!"
Whew. Patients are people too - and nice people.
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