The following is one of the funniest email exchanges we have had with a physician working locum tenens with us.
I have kind of an odd request. Do you remember when you sent me the recertification packet? Well it came with a bright green pen that had VISTA’s logo on it. I wanted to let you know it was the best pen I’ve ever used. It fit just right in my hand and I think it actually made my handwriting neater. Sadly, it just ran out of ink. I almost cried. Now every pen I use is just uncomfortable and a pathetic substitute for my dearly departed VISTA pen. My handwriting has also suffered greatly. Is there any way you could find it in your heart to send a few more pens my way? I would greatly appreciate it. The nurses would too, so they can read my orders better, which would benefit the patient too. And in a roundabout way, even VISTA would benefit (better handwriting = fewer medical errors =happier patients = less chance of malpractice lawsuits = lower premiums). You can also think of it as an advertising investment because I’ll be sure to sing VISTA’s praises to all my colleagues while I’m using it. It’ll be a WIN-WIN situation! Let me know if you can help me out. Thanks!
I am still laughing my head off! With a request like this, how can I say no? The pens are on their way!
Have a great weekend!
Melanie! Oh glorious day! I received the package today and it made me sooooo happy. Woo hoo! Now I have my beloved pen back AND I got a new t-shirt and hat to boot! Thank you thank you thank you! Here’s a picture of me with all my new goodies. Enjoy!