Ruth, bracing for the conversation about to ensue: Hi, this is Ruthie Pooh. I need to schedule a 12-month appointment for my twin daughters.
Receptionist: Uh huh. Alright. So, what are their names?
Ruth: Piper Lee and Harper.
Receptionist: And how old will they be?
Ruth: One year. 12 months.
Receptionist: Uh huh. So, you need it for both of them?
Ruth: That would be ideal.
Receptionist: Uh huh. So, what is your phone number?
Receptionist: Okay. So, who is this appointment for?
Ruth: My daughters. Two of them. Twins. Born on the same day in December.
Receptionist: Okay. So, Piper. Alright. Got her down for 9:00 a.m. What is your phone number?
Ruth: GYAH. 123-555-5555.
Receptionist: Alrighty. We'll see you then.
Ruth: Wait. Is that appointment for Harper, too?
Receptionist: Oh. You needed them together?
Receptionist: Okay. Well. Let me see what we have........long pause.......okay, thankfully, there is some time together at 9:00, so we'll have the doctor see her then, too.
Ruth: Wonderful. Thank you.
Receptionist: Oh, wait. Let me get your phone number.
Ruth: FOR THE LOVE! 123-555-5555
Receptionist: Oh, and let me get your name.
Ruth: MOTHER OF PEARL. It's Ruthie Pooh.
Receptionist: Okay, Mrs. Pooh...and it's Piper Pooh, too, correct?
Ruth: Yes. Freak of nature.
Receptionist: And I'm assuming Harper has the same last name as Piper, correct?
Ruth: No. Actually, they're identical twin half sisters...but it's our little secret, k?