Director of Nursing: You’ve missed two appointments with the doctor. We aren’t going to prescribe you any more psychiatric medications until you see him at the end of the month.
Me: Ok, I understand. Is there anything I can do to change that?
Director of Nursing: Let me put it like this, if I didn’t take my dog to the vet for six months, then he wouldn’t prescribe anything for it.
Me: Are you comparing me to a dog?
Director of Nursing: Oh no. But if I was, you should be happy. I love my dog. My husband would be thrilled if I compared him to my dog.
Me: So I should be happy you’re comparing me to a dog?
True story from last week detailing my interaction with the Director of Nursing at the Irene Stacy Community Mental Health Clinic.