Mama Diaries

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Right Church, Wrong Pew

Yesterday, I pulled my son out of school for an orthodontist appointment.  We showed up at the office, and the receptionist looked at me like I had three eyeballs.  "I don't think you're supposed to be here."

"But I wrote it on the calendar," I said.

"Well, the computer is down, so I can't check for sure.  But I really don't think you're supposed to be here." 

"Okay,"  I said.  "Should I take him back to school?"

"No.  We'll fit him in."

After the appointment, the receptionist had the computer up and running.  "Let's see when you were actually supposed to be here."  She typed a few things in.  "Uh, huh," she said.  "You were supposed to be here last Tuesday.  Same time.  Same place."

"Oh,"  I said.  "Sorry."

"That's okay, girl.  You were at the right church.  You just had the wrong pew."

Story of my life!  



35 comments:

  1. Lately, I've seemed to have the "wrong pew" quite frequently, lol!

    Sia McKye OVER COFFEE

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  2. LOL first a duck bill and now 3 eyeballs you are on a roll.

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    1. Ha! Yeah, I'm glad I don't have to look at myself!

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  3. don't ya love it when you don't even know you're late ;)

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  4. Interesting image because we always sat in the same pew in church. Fourth back on the right when the kids were older. When they were little, we sat in the very last pew in the back. We were practically outside the church.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Interesting. Were you so far back so you could make your great escape if the kids were bad?

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  5. And in the end, it all somehow works out, in spite of us, sometimes. Glad they worked him in-

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  6. Less stress when you don't know you're late . . .

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  7. LOL. I had a similar situation with the dentist, Sherry. My kids were begging me to reschedule their dental appt. Of course I took them anyway, and the receptionist said they weren't due for another month. I said, "Well, it's on my calendar." She checked her calendar and said, "Today's appointment is for YOUR 6-month check-up, not your kids." Of course, I rescheduled. ;)

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  8. Oops! I'm glad they were able to work you in.

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    1. Big oops! I guess I can blame it on my lost mind!

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  9. Lol. This sounds like something I would do. Glad it worked out.

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  10. Ha - I love that your answer was, that you wrote it on your calendar. Great stuff.

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    1. Hey, if it's on the calendar, it has to be right, right? ;)

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  11. LOL! It always sucks when that happens, but at least it led to an amusing blog post. :P

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    1. Yes. My crazy life always leads to amusing blog posts!

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  12. At least you were prepared, sorta.

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    1. Yeah. Whatever you want to call that. ;)

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  13. Right time, wrong day. : ) Glad they fit your son in, since you did get him out of school.

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    1. It would have been a real bummer if I had pulled him out for nothing!

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