The Only Kid Left

Every Friday, after work, I pick Finn up from school.

I arranged my schedule so that I could finish up with my last patient and have enough time to drive out to his school to pick him up.

I had done this pick up with Finn so many times, but for some reason, my memory said the pick up was 10 minutes later than the actual time. I got the time mixed up in my head.

I remember that I texted Sarah and asked her, “When is Finn’s pick up?” She responded, “3:10”

Realizing it was exactly 3:10 when I texted her, I was obviously going to be late. My heart started pounding and I jumped into the car and sped over to the school.

When I got there, it was 3:15.

It was early winter and Finn had his winter coat, hat and gloves all on. He was the only kid left to get picked up and his teacher was out there waiting with him. I apologized to her profusely and she reassured me that it was ok.

In a fast and angry pace, Finn walked past me and made no eye contact. As he walked past me, he uttered, “You’re LATE!”

He briskly walked to the car and didn’t say a word. I kept apologizing and he was not responding to my feeling bad.

When we got into the car, he let me have it. “That was so embarrassing. I was the only kid there. I thought you forgot about me.” Again, I apologized and have never been late again. Lesson learned: NEVER BE LATE!!!

Being on time is a big part of our practice, here at Dente. It’s something that I’ve always strived for.

It was the way I was raised. Being on time was something my dad pounded into me. He owned a gas station. If I had to be at work at a certain time, he actually expected me to get there 30 minutes before.

At Dente, I’m constantly looking at the time to make sure I stay on time.

Staying on time is important to me and it shows that you respect people’s time, as well.

If you are looking for a dental office that respects your time, please call 773-292-1911 to schedule your appointment.

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