Remember when I said that I was going to have that talk with that stupid girl who pissed me off when I went into work on Tuesday night? Well… that talk didn’t happen (yet). The reason being was by the time I got there, my doctor had started a procedure and I didn’t want to miss anything. I put my gloves, safety glasses, and mask on, and went right back to his operatory. She was sitting at her side of the desk when I arrived, but I didn’t have the time to acknowledge her existence.
I came up to the front desk a little later to check to see if the next patient had arrived. That was when I said hi to my former trainee, but ignored her. I didn’t really have the time to talk her/was too happy to ruin my evening by talking to her. After she left, I asked my trainee if she commented on my ignoring her. She said that the stupid woman had asked if I was mad at her. Really? You haven’t been told yet?
I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that none of the girls have told her how she screwed up my plans and how pissed I was by that. I am very surprised the tongues have not been wagging at the lunch table or in the chart room. I guess everyone figured I wanted to be the one to burst her happy/naive bubble. I wonder if she’ll try to corner me tonight when I come in? Possibly. She’ll ask if there is a problem between us, and I’ll have to explain in simple terms that… yes… there is in fact a problem. I’ll interrogate her, ask her if anybody did whisper anything while I was gone, and if not, I’ll just shine the lamp in her face and do it myself. If she gets upset by my honesty, then she can cry me a river and build a bridge over it. Because the water isn’t under mine yet.
And on that note, it’s been real!