Unless they are like a doc I have had in the past that schedules patients and then does not arrive for another half hour. Really. So if you were the first, you would still be waiting for a half an hour before you saw the doc. And if you waited a few minutes late and someone else got there before you, you would end up still waiting because they would take them in first.
This is actually the norm at most doctors' offices that I have been to.
So is that the doctor's themselves that make that rule or the office manager?
I think at a doctors office, particularly because they are dealing with sick people or children in the case of a pediatrician, it is extra important to make an effort to see people in a timely manner that is respectful of their time and the fact that they dragged there sick butts in and are miserable in the waiting room. Come to think of it, also reason to ensure that the waiting room is clean and orderly, particularly the toys. :
I guess as a couple pps said, why complain when they don't care anyway. It makes me sad that I care so much about the general deterioration of manners and order in society. I wish I could be more en about the whole situaton- maybe I need anti-anxiety pills or something; I get apoplectic about some things in the news too; horrible things that happen and also just poorly written commentary- who publishes this drivel? If a first grader knows they have to take turns and wait in line and share then I'm just crazy enough to believe that full-grown adults can do it. I do not buy the "bad day" thing, I've had horrible days where I am still polite to people, I mean in the wake of tragedy and death or while in serious pain horrible days, so no eff it I will not accept being treated badly and write it off as they're having a bad day.
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one...