Friday, March 6, 2009

Is it just me?

Have you ever noticed that when you go to the doctor they ALWAYS make you pay your copay BEFORE you see the doctor?

Why can't you pay it AFTER you see the doctor?

Are they afraid the doctor is going to do something that might kill you and they won't get their money because you can't sign the check? Because he/she killed you?

Not a big confidence builder there.

A good restaurant doesn't make you pay for your food BEFORE you eat. Understandably, fast food places MIGHT kill you before you pay, so they don't count. But can you imagine a fine dining place saying, "Sir, would you mind paying for that swordfish first? We're afraid you might choke on a bone and die."

Besides, if I could pay the copay AFTER I see the doctor, I might feel inclined to leave a tip.

Is it just me?

(And if you're my check-in nurse from today, present company IS excluded, of course. It's all in jest. Welcome to my strange little world. And THANKS again for your help today!)