Contributed by Terri Spaccarotelli, Reader's Digest, June, 1992, p. 145
At the busy dental office where I work, one patient was always late. Once when I called to confirm an appointment, he said, "I'll be about 15 minutes late. That won't be a problem, will it?"
"No," I told him. "We just won't have time to give you an anesthetic."
He arrived early.