Needing some blood work done at my local unit today, I rocked up early, at 8.30 am so that I could be back at work by 9.00am.
All was good, I was called in by 8.40 am, but found that the room not only contained me and the blood-letter, but her **little daughter **as well. She was dancing around the room, playing with the gear and generally being a ‘presence’ whilst I was having blood samples drawn from my arm. :eek:
Now I understand that it can be hard getting child-care before school hours (although I happen to know that the school the kid attends DOES have that facility), and that it might have been an emergency or whatever, but for fucks sake, having your kid in while people are having medical procedures done is Just Not On, IMHO.
I didn’t say anything, being too awed at the time by the sheer affrontery, but I wondered how the rest of the folks (mainly elderly) would have felt about such a scenario? And now in the clear light of evening (ha) I wonder if I should make a formal complaint?
What would you do?