Today was an incredibly busy day at work. It was the busiest day we’ve had since the urgent care location opened. With that in mind I have a question for all the patients in the audience:
I understand youâ€™re sick, but why canâ€™t you brush your teeth and maybe, for the love of everyone youâ€™ll come in contact with, at least put on some deodorant, even if you canâ€™t shower before you come to the Urgent Care office*? Thank you for coming in with unnecessary, putrid odor following your every move. That doesn’t make anyone feel more sorry for you and treat you better. Everyone is given outstanding care regardless of smell.
Do yourself a favor next time. Shower first. I mean, you have to put up with the smell, too.
*Most patients we see arenâ€™t so sick that they couldnâ€™t take a shower before coming.