I manage a veterinary hospital. Day in and day out, I hear all kinds of things that are similar in nature to one another. What vaccines does my pet need? How much will this cost? My dog is a genius. My dog is really dumb. When should my cat get spayed? My dog hates my mother in law, what can I do?
I, and my staff, do a fantastic job in responding to these questions or statements. But every once in a while, what a client says will throw us, and sometimes, render us speechless.
Here are the top three things I have heard that in a million years I never would have expected to hear at a veterinary hospital.
3. Upon exiting the office after scheduling an appointment: "What day is Mother's Day?"
2. If you have read my blog before, you know about this one: Asked by a very concerned father: "Be honest with me.... does she match?" Referring to his very young daughter who was insistent that her clothes didn't match that morning.
And the number one statement, never in a zillion years imagined to be heard in a veterinary hospital:
"I was in such a hurry and I didn't want to be late for my appointment. So I just hopped out of the hot tub, threw this on and didn't even bother to put on any underwear."
And she wasn't Paris Hilton. Although she was sure trying.