So, after waiting nearly three months, I went for my physical today. I got to the doctor’s office and the nurse found out that my insurance doesn’t kick in until next week, and I was going to pay out of pocket. She’s all, “Do you want to reschedule?”
I was like, “Nah, I had to wait three months for this appointment.”
She said, “That was because of…” blah blah blah… “Let me see your insurance card, and I’ll talk to the doctor.” So she took my insurance card and wandered off.
I waited a few and she came back and we rescheduled for a later date — about three weeks from now. It was the strangest thing. I’ve never had that happen before. I mean the only reason we didn’t schedule around when the insurance started is because Doug wasn’t working when I scheduled the stupid thing. And the only reason why I’m even going to the doctor is because she won’t refill my prescriptions unless I see her once a year (at least) for the physical. And I can totally understand that.
So yeah, at least I got out of the house.
And… while I was out, my car started making all kinds of noises and giving me all of these warnings and cautions — I need an oil change… My tire pressure is low… blah, blah, blah. I liked it better when cars kept their traps shut and I kept track of these things on my own. My oil isn’t due for a change for another 1,000 miles, and I checked the tire pressure. It’s fine. But the stupid car won’t shut up about it. It stresses me out to have it dinging at me and flashing messages in my face. I totally wish I could find a car that didn’t have these things included anymore, but I guess that’s just wishful thinking. I don’t want a smart car. I want a stupid car. I’m smart enough to change the oil when it needs it. Thanks much.
Just for fun, this is a video of someone trying to parallel park in a smart car… I don’t care what gender the person in this car is, it was a spectacularly bad job of parallel parking. I have practically no depth perception and I can parallel park. I don’t as a general rule (no depth perception) but I can if I have to. And I have no qualms about asking someone to tell me how close I am to the car behind me.