Monday, July 20, 2009

$1.50/minute for parking.

Emmi's CT scan was this morning. No results yet, obviously. But it is done. The test itself went much better than I thought it would.

We arrived with a sleeping Emmi, and they quickly whisked her into the room. Much better to have a sleeping child, than have to sedate a child. I was impressed with their response and the decision to move Emmi ahead to hopefully keep her asleep. She opened her eyes at the end, exclaimed, "WOW," and then closed her eyes for the remainder of the test. We were in and out in less than ten minutes.

We were done so quickly that the valet parking did not have our keys returned from the driver yet. After a little confusion locating our keys, someone was sent down to the parking abyss to retrieve our car. But he came back empty handed. No car.

Approaching the supervisor, he shows him the slip, then explains that the slip on our dash does not match up. I immediately knew what the problem was. I have about nine parking slips sitting on my dashboard. The supervisor attempts to explain this to his employee, he tries to send him back down to locate the car, but the man refuses. The two begin to argue. Meanwhile, nobody is getting our car. So we wait. For over fifteen minutes.

It took longer to get our car than to get signed in, brought back, and complete a CT scan.

Texas Children's West Tower valet, we need to speak. Those guys over at Clinical Care are much better than you. Plus, I am a little pissed that is cost me $1.50/minute for parking today. I so did not get my money's worth.


mommaruth said...

But at least the main thing (the test) went over smoothly even if nothing else did!!! :)

I am Trish Marie said...

That is true!

Kristina said...

Glad the test went well. I love $1.50/min complaints about parking - much better than spending hours and hours at the hospital to get your full money's worth of parking.....

Our hospital provides free valet parking - which totally rocks! When you talk with the valet people, you might want to mention how they are slacking in the FREE department, too :-)

I am Trish Marie said...

Oh it would have been free...if she had sedation. Then it would have been a day surgery, and day surgery always gets free parking.

Texas Children's has two towers. The one I am normally at never charges me, mostly because they know me by name over there. We were at the other building today, though.

Kristina said...

Glad you mostly get the parking for free. We are in the same boat - so many people at A.I. DuPont know Emma by name on sight. On the off occasion when any of my family members join me for a visit they think she's a rock star!

So glad she wasn't sedated and saying some extra prayers that there isn't anything lurking in the CT scan!

Allie said...

Parking anywhere in the med center is ridiculous!!! I hate going there, my mom is always at Methodist and they're valets are idiots too.
Glad Emmi's CT scan went so well though, I know you guys deserved something going smoothly. :)

amy said...

ha- just read your comment on my blog- you took the words right out of my mouth!! when I called R when we were out of town asking what they were up to and he told me... we DEFINITELY referred to that line in Sweet Home Alabama- ha ha!!

glad everything went well with emmi!