Hopefully, The Maven has been able to convey her deep respect and admiration for The Fairy in her prior posts this month. That said, there is a small, teensy issue The Maven would like to bring to The Fairy’s attention.
Look Girl, The Maven understands better than most the rigors of a career. It’s also clear that life presents many demands and distractions. But, follow through is critical and, showing up is like, 90% of the job.
Which leads me to this.
Why do you sometimes fail to complete the mission? I understand the occasional sick day, but I’m hearing from parents about repeated no-shows! Why certain families should be singled out escapes me. Could you possibly have a front-desk problem, and you’re not getting proper information? Perhaps your secretary is spending too much time on Facebook and not enough time on the job? –(Call me. I can help you with that one.) And if you’re getting dropped calls may I suggest Verizon? They have the largest network and claim to have fewer signal problems, mkay?
I’ve got parents right and left telling me how they’ve had to cover for you. And there’s only so long people will do that, y'know. The Maven herself has been asked directly by her pediatric patients about The Fairy’s forgetfulness. Seems I’m makin’ a career out’a saving your fairy-hide.
Kids naturally think I have some insider knowledge of your doings. I’ve painted you on sick leave, vacation, visiting aging relatives in assisted fairy-living, experiencing vehicle trouble, weather problems, jury duty, doctor’s appointments and waiting for Comcast’s arrival to fix your dang internet. This crap is wearing me to a frazzle.
Whether you know it or not, you’ve got families up in arms. I’ve had your back, girl, but it’s getting to be a tad annoying. I find out you’re problems aren’t legit, and you’re just having one too many Chardonnay’s, I’m through. Count me out.
So get your little Fairy Act together. There’s all kinds of “reminder software” out there. Heck, the AGD has a widget that reminds you when you’re due for your dental checkup. May be you should install that on your computer while you’re at it.
Girl, we’ve been in this together since I got out of dental school. I keep them healthy, you collect, store and provide reward for them. I’ve been holding up my end. Least you can do is stick with the game plan.