Friday, June 19, 2015
Why I Hate Appointments
“I need you to look at a rash,” said a Loews guest. “But I have meetings all day and dinner tonight. Could you be at my room at 9?”
He meant 9 p.m. His call arrived at 9 a.m. The answer was no, but I expressed it more tactfully.
“I’m always available, but we’re both busy people. Phone just before you get to your room, and I’ll come over.”
He phoned at 8 p.m. to say he’d be delayed till 10. I waited at home. He phoned at 9:30 to say he was on his way. I arrived at 10. No one answered when I knocked. He appeared at 10:20 with apologies.