Appointments

I know I’m middle-aged because I now have appointments. Many appointments. Endless appointments. I even have an appointment book for all my appointments. I now know that youth is the time when you have so few appointments that you can remember them without writing them down.

Periodontist, pediatrician, banker, car dealership, bodywork shop, another car dealership, laprascopic surgeon, HR, tax person at work, hairdresser, pedicurist, MRI, union organizer, analyst – and that’s all just since the beginning of the month and non-work related. What’s next, a gerontologist and retirement specialist?

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4 thoughts on “Appointments”

  1. I now know that youth is the time when you have so few appointments that you can remember them without writing them down.

    I was never young then. The tax person at work, HR, & union organizer are non-work related?

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    1. I mean they are not part of my job duties. It’s my choice to meet them. It’s not like a department meeting where I have to be. Even when I don’t want to. And I never want to.

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      1. That’s interesting. I don’t put appointments in buckets like that. If I’m at a required meeting at work or I go to HR because I want to talk about my benefits (for example) I put both in the ‘work appointment’ bucket in my organizational schema.
        Now I might make further distinctions within that bucket (“directly relevant”,”administrivia”, “bullshit”, ) but they’re still in the same category for me.

        I assume all of the appointments you mentioned are for yourself (with the exception of the pediatrician). I’m not at a point in my life where I need to remember appointments or social events for other people. God help anyone who isn’t a child who expects that or needs that of me.

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