Thursday, August 7, 2008

My Pain is BIG BUSINESS!

Annoying phenomenon......... okay so a little out of character for me...this is a complaint!

I was in an auto accident several days ago. Since then I have received random phone calls to my CELL phone just asking if I am okay, by people I don't even know. Fortunately, I am a sly dog, and I do not just willinging give out my personal info to strangers. Some of them are ambulance chasers, wanting to be my attorney, my doctor, my insurer, etc. Some of them probably represent the woman who caused the accident....to try and get on record that I am "ok" so that I won't sue in the future when I discover that I am "not ok".

Today, the kind sounding gentlemen on the other end of the line simply said, "good morning melissa, how are you feeling today?" I kindly, but suspiciously ask, "who is this?" and he states he is Dr. Taylor, just calling to check on me and see how I am feeling. How does this person even get my cell phone number? Seriously.....who does this...the police? It's a little nutty. I like to mess them a little and tell them, "I'm extremely sore and my head is still throbbing!" And oh by the way....since I don't know you, I am going to decline to speak with you further.

It irritates me that trauma is such big business. By law, as a Realtor, I am required to introduce myself as a Realtor and I am required to announce who I represent (buyer or seller). I can otherwise be sued. Shouldn't the medical, insurance and legal professions have to do the same?

Hmmmmmm....... any thoughts?

And hey...don't forget to watch the video of Shawn doing Itsy Bitsy Spider, below in my other post today. Thanks!!!

4 comments:

mandy said...

sad.

i'd just stop answering the phone... let 'em leave a message.

mandy said...

sorry... i meant to finish that... i hope you are ok.

i won't call to make sure, but i hope you are!
;)

loridknerr said...

That's really disturbing. It's a sad, sad, state of mind for the person on the other end of the phone. I'm with Mandy - just let it ring and go to vmail. However, I know you are in sales, just like me, so it's oh so hard to not answer.

I hope you are ok, too!!

Tam said...

wow. i didnt know stuff like that happened. seriously. yes, they should be held to the same standards as other people, businesses, or whatever. that is crazy. but youre handling it well.