MJ blathers

dark poet who loves to laugh

answering machine

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“You have reached the office of Dr. S. Melly Foote. If this is a life-threatening emergency, please hang up and dial 9-1-1. If you are a physician or a physician’s office staff, please touch #1.  If you are a pharmacist, or member of a pharmacist’s office staff, please touch #2. If this is a government agency or member of a governing office’s staff, please touch #3. If you want an appointment, please touch #4. If you need a prescription refilled, please be sure to give Dr. S. Melly Foote at least thirty days advance notice. If you still need a prescription refill, you may call your pharmacist and ask him or one of his staff members to reach us at option #2.  If you need a prescription refilled and cannot give us thirty days advance notice, please touch #5. If you are bleeding or having trouble breathing and are still able, please touch #6.  If you just want to chat or are family members of our staff, please touch #7. If you are bored, please touch #8. It you still remember the reason you needed to call us in the first place, please touch #9 and we will repeat this menu.  Have a nice day.”

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Author: mjnordgren

as a retired physician, i have needed to talk with many persons about end of life. And then I cared for my husband for more than five years.

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