Saturday, July 07, 2007

No Good Deed

Thursday I had a doctor's appointment, a routine checkup. I brought a copy of THE MARK, figured I'd leave it in the waiting room amidst the tattered copies of Field & Stream and four week old issues of Sports Illustrated. So when they called me in, I left the book on the small table reserved for abandoned periodicals, and that was that.

Yesterday I get a call from the doctor's office. The receptionist leaves this voicemail on my cell phone:

"Hi Mr. Pinter, I'm calling from Concorde Medical Group, and I just wanted to let you know we found your book which you accidentally left here. I picked it up and we're keeping it safe up front behind the counter, so you can come pick it up at your convenience."

Sigh. Guess Field & Stream has the doctor's office reading market cornered.


Blogger Sandra Cormier said...

Unless that doctor's really popular, I don't think the waiting patients will be able to read tha book in snippets every time they visit.

Great idea, though! After reading the first few pages, they'd feel compelled to pick up a copy!

It's sorta like a doctor's office where an artist hangs a painting with a little card attached, in case anyone wants commissions.

9:29 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Remember that thing a while back where people were "spreading the love of reading" by leaving books in weird places, with a note inside to post info online someplace or other after they had read the book. I think you had a great idea, but you might want to add a note: Free.

9:46 AM  
Blogger Ginny Carroll said...

Maybe the receptionist will read it...

4:13 PM  
Blogger Stijn Hommes said...

Perhaps Mr. Pinter should just be blunt and tell her it wasn't accidental...

3:24 AM  
Blogger JD Rhoades said...

Heh! Same thing's happened to me.

1:39 PM  

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