Monday, October 16, 2006

Conversations that leave me confused.

“Is this WG?”

“Yes, this is she.”

“Hi, WG, this is Ms. Pushy from the local school district. I have P’s file here—“

“D.”

“I’m sorry?”

“D. His name is D.”

“Oh, OK. I have P’s file here” (WG rolls her eyes and bites her tongue) “and I wanted to talk to you about scheduling his eval.”

“Yeah. Well, see, here’s the thing. I talked to his therapists – his ECI therapists – and we all agreed that…. Well, we were only doing speech at this point, and we all kind of thought that since he is talking up a storm now, the only thing we have left to work on is his articulation. And we can’t really do that until he’s a bit older. So, I figured that since he’s in preschool now anyway, we’d just let him do that, and in a few months, I’ll start up again, but I’ll go privately.”

(Silence. WG feels need to fill silence, so she starts up again.)

“I mean, I just need things to be on my schedule, not someone else’s, because I have four kids.”

“Well, we’re very flexible in terms of scheduling.”

“Oh, I know. I just…”

“I really think we should schedule this evaluation. Because it would only take two visits, only about an hour and a half each.”

“Yeah.”

“And – now, I’d have to check the wording of the law, but we’re obligated, if we know about a child who needs services, we’re obligated BY LAW to evaluate that child.”

(Silence. Is she trying to tell me she’ll have me investigated if I don’t let her evaluate my kid?)

“So, how about if I try to find out more information and I call you back on Thursday?”

“Fine.”

"And then you could always thank us but refuse our services after the evaluation."

Yeah, OK, lady. There are people who never got thank you notes for actual baby gifts, so the chances of me thanking you for SOMETHING I DON'T WANT? About as high as the chances of me forgiving the Internet for taking Mr. WG's side over mine. Kidding! Ha ha!

5 comments:

lisa said...

What a pushy hobag. UGH!

Teej said...

Yes. I think Lisa got it right when she said "pushy," but especially right when she said "ho bag."

But just the same, I think it would be most satisfying if you were to write a rather elaborate, extremely sarcastic thank-you note on lovely stationery and send it to her -- after scanning it and posting it here.

3MGA mom said...

I suppose if she continues to refer to D as P, you can simply not know who she's referring to in the future? :)

Meredith said...

Can the thank you be in the form of a finger?

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