Thursday, June 24, 2010

Comings and Goings

Clinic was great this week because I had THREE new volunteers. Three! And they are all awesome and enthusiastic and I just love them. I've been worried in the last couple weeks about leaving this job behind, and I want to make sure whoever replaces me has a big pool of volunteers to work with, so this was definitely reassuring.

It wasn't a gong show like last week, so that was good. Monochrome has been out a lot lately, all dressed in red as usual. And Crazy Legs has been more active. This week a patient parked in the CPC parking lot by accident, so one of the escorts (KM) walked over to escort her to the clinic. As soon as she got there Crazy Legs told her she wasn't allowed to be on the property, and then threatened to sue her. This was in between chasing patients all over the place. She is a piece of work, that woman. Professional counsellor, at that.

Our doctor was away this week, so we had our back-up doc who flies in from Halifax. We were already starting later than usual, because we had to wait for her flight to arrive and for JB to pick her up at the airport. But then the flight was delayed until 11:00am, which was when our last appointment was arriving. Which means we had a waiting room full of patients. Luckily our back-up doc is quick, on top of being a generally awesome person. So we were only there a couple hours later than usual, and she caught her flight back in time. Sometimes you have to put up with a crowded waiting room.

I can't believe I only have five clinic days left here! I am so, so excited to be leaving Fredericton but I'm also a little sad to be leaving the clinic, which is by far the best job I've ever had. I work with a really lovely staff and amazing volunteers.

I guess this blog was pretty short, but hey, I can't help it if the protesters are (mostly) behaving themselves. I guess things will pick up a little if Crazy Legs really does decide to sue us. I'll keep you posted.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That would be the definition of a vexatious and frivolous lawsuit. Not to mention, I could see a judge getting mad at them for trying to pass themselves off as "The Clinic". If I were their lawyer, I'd strongly advise against such a lawsuit. If I were the Clinic's lawyer, I'd advise you to counter-sue!