You really can’t make this stuff up.
Like many of us, I have to get regular blood work done or they won’t give me my meds. Sometimes, the wait at the lab can be as much as an hour for a blood draw that takes less than two minutes.
Last time I was there for the “needle,” I learned one can make an appointment.
Since I’m due for said blood work next week, I thought I’d make this easy on myself. Get an appointment. Be in and out in a nanosecond. However, the on-line process of making an appointment had more questions than I had ready answers for so I got bogged down. At one point, the wretched computer wouldn’t go to the next page, indicating, of course, that I had entered something that wasn’t to its satisfaction.
I looked and looked and finally found the problem. It had to do with my date of birth which I had indeed entered correctly, having done so for many years now.
As I searched for the error of my ways, the computer told me…and I quote: “Date of birth too far in the past.”
Well, listen up, Buster. I already knew that. But, it is what it is. Just exactly what am I supposed to do about it? Huh?
Got an answer to that question, Mr. Know It All? That was rude. Just plain rude.