'Cause apparently the alternative is insanity!
I just got the bill today from the hospital emergency room. $600. For 30 seconds of doing jack shit.
A few weeks ago I was watching TV and absentmindedly put a Qtip in my ear. Bad move. Suddenly there was no tip on the Qtip and I freaked. I called my insurance people who said that if it was in too deep and if there was pain I should go to the emergency room. I also looked online for possible complications, debating whether or not to wait until the next day and see my regular doc. Well, there was pain, and I didn’t want to fuck around with my hearing, so off to the emergency room.
While traveling there I kept on shaking my head. The thing must have come loose while I did this (I never noticed it), because after waiting for 2 hours at 2 in the morning (and filling out paper work) the doctor took a look in the ear for 10 seconds, told me there was nothing there, that it probably fell out, and I could go home. Total service transaction time: 30 seconds. What I did not know is that I’d end up paying the bastards what amounts to a $72,000 hourly rate!
$72,000 hourly mother fucking rate. I doubt their top surgeon sees that kind of money! It’s highway robbery, plain and simple. have they no fucking shame to actually serve me with this bill for what amounts to an exchange of pleasantries with their staff?
And to top things off it seems my insurance is refusing to pay for it, even though they were the ones who told me I should go to the ER if I developed pain. So I’ll have to waste time tomorrow no doubt chasing after them to pay for the “treatment”.
This message brought to you by the letters F for fuck, T for thieving hospital douches, and d for don’t fuck around with a Qtip in your ear. Ever.