Hey missep, don't you just hate when you know you have to do something unpleasant and it distracts you all weekend?
The funny thing was that I popped back on to put a BIG thing on my self-care list for today because my M.O. involves avoiding expressing the most difficult things.... a work in progress lol.
SO I had a horrible altercation with a rude arrogant dentist on Friday.
I actually had to tell him to "back off"... I've never had to say that to someone's face before, well not someone like a Dentist!
I asked for time to think about a way forward with treatment.
But he pressured the receptionist to take a $500 deposit from me for my next appt.
(ummm what is that?).
I was still shaky so I paid.
Then Googled all his proclamations about my Health Fund and all else Friday night.
He was SO wrong.
Decided to sack him Sat & get a refund.
Ahhh son had the car for work all day Sat.
It had to wait till today.
I tried not to ruminate over it... TRIED.... sometimes successfully! LOL!
So I did SELF-CARE before going in.... my scrubby bath lol... with a bottle of water in the bath... lots of nice smelly things.
I didn't dress up OR put on make up. Nup. What you see is what you get today.
My Counsellor had phoned and I'd missed her call, so I only had 30 mins left of my appt and called her back in the hot car park. We spoke briefly about it. She said I sounded so much stronger this week.
I Prayed for a calm interaction and peaceful resolution.
Another family there so I said what I had to say quietly, calmly and politely.
Receptionist wasn't expecting it, she meandered and tried to re-book me etc.
I repeated request. "I'd like a refund of my deposit and to cancel my appt".
Put my card in front of her.
After about 5 minutes lol she decided to do it.
Then asked why?
I told her that dentist was "horrible", she tried again to rebook me.
I said thankyou, took my card and walked out.
WHAT a palaver.
It's DONE now.
So GOOD to have that behind me!
Yes I have a GREAT recommendation for another dentist.
Will call this week.
I'm really proud of you missep for dealing with that difficult call today and what you did for yourself AFTER it also!
I'm sure we're all dealing with some difficult things, possibly procrastinating, but dealing with them when we're calm is the way to go IMO.
Onwards and UPwards!