It's common to be stood up by nearly everyone. It's common to be stood up by doctors as well. At least in my life. Today 3 patients traversed a mile by foot on snow and ice during a winter storm just to be stood up by the doctor.
I had only been waiting 15 minutes, when A PATIENT alerted me that the dr. wasn't coming in! I went to the recep. and said "excuse me by why am i being alerted by a patient instead of a staffer here. And why am i not given the common courtest of a phone call well in advance of when I need to leave the house?"
The recep. said she's only known for a minute that the doc isnot coming in. Other staffers heard and one said "you have every right to be angry, would you like a complaint form" I said "well, i like him as a person so i hesitate to go over his head with a complaint!"
I settled for writing an handwritten note on an 8 x 11 sheet up paper saying exactly how i felt and how unprofessional it is! The secretary put in on the dr's*desk.
You see that I frequently use astericks. Often times I am forced to change names or locations but this story really happened and it happens in every segment of society. I am disgusted.