Several weeks ago, I had a dentist’s appointment. Sophia’s mother passed away that week, so I had to cancel. The dentist was not happy because he said “he was waiting for me.” I rescheduled for the middle of July.
In the middle of July, my FIL went to the hospital, and I had to cancel again. They were not pleased. Maureen, the dentist’s receptionist said so on the answering machine. Sophia called up the dentist’s office and explained the situation.
I rescheduled for yesterday. Every day for the last week, leading up to yesterday, I would get a phone call at 3PM from Maureen “reminding” me about the appointment to “make sure” that I was coming to it.
Yesterday, two hours before my dentist’s appointment, I received another phone call from Maureen.
“Dr. Fine has to cancel your appointment today. He has an emergency procedure he has to perform.”
“Is this payback?” I wanted to ask her.
“Yes,” I assume would be Maureen’s answer.
Sophia was able to get me an appointment for tomorrow. This morning I woke up, feeling under the weather. I told Sophia that I have a cold and I’m not sure how I will feel tomorrow.
“You’re going to the dentist if you have leprosy,” she said.