KAUST
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Receptionist At My Doctor's Office

Fri Jan 14, 2005 7:30 am

Greetings!
I recently switched to a general health clinic near my home town of Austin. There is a girl who works as a receptionist there I find attractive. I have an appointment tomorrow morning, and am wondering, is it possible to ask her out? Or would that be too difficult, seeing as how it's at a work place and she is going to be busy? (Not to mention the fact I will be not in the world's greatest health when I am there....as I have a bad cough.)

So what does anyone think? Any advice is helpful.
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KAUST

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RE: Receptionist At My Doctor's Office

Fri Jan 14, 2005 7:32 am

Well certainly don't ask her out if you'll be coughing all over the place. Most people don't find that too attractive.  Smile

Maybe when you feel better you can just pretend you feel sick and go then and ask her out.

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RE: Receptionist At My Doctor's Office

Fri Jan 14, 2005 7:57 am

You're gonna ask her out when you're sick?

Don't forget she has access to your health files, so if you do ask her out, she may take a peak. Any embarassing ailments?  Smile
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RE: Receptionist At My Doctor's Office

Fri Jan 14, 2005 8:01 am

I have plenty of embarrassing ailments haha...

I like Newark's advice though, go in when I am healthier? Although, then I'd risk her not being there and/or going in for nothing, when to get there is a bit of a drive.

KAUST
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RE: Receptionist At My Doctor's Office

Fri Jan 14, 2005 8:09 am

Make another appointment in a few weeks because your problem is that you're hung like a horse. Then ask her out - she'll be sure to checkout your file  Smile
 
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RE: Receptionist At My Doctor's Office

Fri Jan 14, 2005 8:13 am

A nice card might work, in person - not in the mail, just once, saying that you'd like to grab a coffee with her. Be nice - it's all good.
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RE: Receptionist At My Doctor's Office

Fri Jan 14, 2005 8:18 am

If she's the receptionist and you have to fill some stuff out...intentionally leave your phone number blank and then when she sees that you left it blank, she'll ask you to write your number.

Then you can say 'i suppose i shoudl ask you the same question'

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RE: Receptionist At My Doctor's Office

Fri Jan 14, 2005 8:35 am

LMAO AirXLiban...
I already filled out that paperwork a longgggggg time ago haha.

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RE: Receptionist At My Doctor's Office

Fri Jan 14, 2005 8:46 am

This has got to be in the top ten of the 101 ways not to pick up a woman.
You state you're recently switched to this medical office. So, have you built a rapport with this receptionist as yet? Do you honestly feel she knows you well enough to trust her person out on a date with you?? First time she ever knew of your existence is when you dragged your sick and hacking self into their office. Why on earth should she want anything to do with you? For all she knows, you could be a carrier for some incurable and highly contagious disease  Laugh out loud
I'd advise you walk away from this mission. But, if you won't take that bit of advice... Allow her sufficient time to become better acquainted with you. Don't rush or you'll be looking for another medical clinic very soon in an effort to avoid the embarrassment.

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RE: Receptionist At My Doctor's Office

Fri Jan 14, 2005 11:27 am

Receptionists are like waitresses and bartenders; they get hit on all day long so you have no shot while they're at work. You have to catch them outside their natural environment.

Next time you go in, strike up a conversation while you're waiting. Find out which bars/cafes/restaurants/bookstores/cemetries she frequents. If you and she are like-minded, there's a good chance you're both already hanging out in some of the same spots. Catch her off-duty, while she's out on social time. Say "hi," say "hi" to her friends, buy them a round, and take it from there.

If you try to hit on her in the office, she may shoot you down without even giving you a chance because she's fearful that it's unprofessional and may jeopardize her employment.
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RE: Receptionist At My Doctor's Office

Fri Jan 14, 2005 6:41 pm

"Receptionists are like waitresses and bartenders; they get hit on all day long so you have no shot while they're at work. You have to catch them outside their natural environment."

While I mostly agree with what you're saying, it's not impossible. A couple of years ago I dated a girl that I met at a Chiropractors office. We chatted/flirted in the first couple of visits, then on the third I made a move.
Of course I did it out of earshot of other people and made sure Doc wasn't right there. But if she's interested and you do it with taste, she won't care that you're asking her while she's at work.

KAUST's situation is a little trickier. If you have a cough, then don't do it. But don't hesitate to at least chat it up a little for possible future opportunities.
Life is too short to worry about it too much. Once you're healthy, just go for it.

Not that I'm an expert, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

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RE: Receptionist At My Doctor's Office

Fri Jan 14, 2005 7:31 pm

KAUST's situation is a little trickier. If you have a cough, then don't do it. But don't hesitate to at least chat it up a little for possible future opportunities.
Life is too short to worry about it too much. Once you're healthy, just go for it.


For god's sake guys. Why cant he ask her out right now and say that they could do the actual outing when he's better?
 
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RE: Receptionist At My Doctor's Office

Fri Jan 14, 2005 9:45 pm

Here's a woman's point of view.

Asking someone out directly while they are at work is awkward, and will be viewed as borderline unprofessional by the woman's co-workers.

Here's what you do: Send her a nice arrangement of flowers. (Not roses, just a colorful bouquet.) It doesn't have to be expensive, and if you want to cut costs you can buy it and have a friend deliver it for you (posing as a delivery guy.) Include a note that says something to the effect of: "Enjoyed meeting you the other day. Hope you have a good week."

If she is a normal, civil person she will call and thank you for the flowers (she'll get your number from the file), which will provide an opportunity to ask her out.

A client of mine did this to me once, except I had a boyfriend at the time so I didn't go out with him. But it certainly made an impression on me (and definitely made my b/f curious!)

Women love it when men "work at it" a little.
 
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RE: Receptionist At My Doctor's Office

Fri Jan 14, 2005 10:24 pm


Just what I expected from you lot at airliners.net, each and every one of you a potential Dr Ruth!

For fcuks sake, go up to her and ask her out. Cut out the bullshit, ask her straight. She says no, move on, what's the problem here boys??
 
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RE: Receptionist At My Doctor's Office

Sat Jan 15, 2005 12:05 am

Or better yet, club her over the head and drag her out of the office by the hair.
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RE: Receptionist At My Doctor's Office

Sat Jan 15, 2005 1:29 am

Hopefully its not your 2nd time meeting with this babe.If so continue the Hello for some time.
Secondly try meeting this babe outside the Doctors office for a change.
maybe things might just click.
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RE: Receptionist At My Doctor's Office

Sat Jan 15, 2005 10:21 am

Wellity, had the appointment this morning. Didn't bother to say as a thing, as when I checked in she asked if I had been there before. (Was like my 4th time there,) so obviously I don't strike her as being particularly worth remembering  Laugh out loud. I thought of the cards/flowers idea mentioned earlier, but if she cannot remember my face to go with my name, there is not much chance she'd remember my name by it's own merit.

Incidently, as far as my diagnosis goes, have a viral lung infection. Got a nice little inhaler to use as well as some cough medicine.

Cheers -
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RE: Receptionist At My Doctor's Office

Sat Jan 15, 2005 10:50 am

Well, just pop your meds and hopefully it'll take your mind off the whole thing  Laugh out loud
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RE: Receptionist At My Doctor's Office

Sat Jan 15, 2005 1:31 pm

I say send the flowers anyways. If she doesn't call you, it won't matter. After all, she doesn't remember you, right? No harm in trying.

Just write on the note a very simple poem about how her smile made you feel better. And remember, girls like things like flowers, chocolates, shiny things and poems.
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RE: Receptionist At My Doctor's Office

Sat Jan 15, 2005 7:37 pm

"I say send the flowers anyways. If she doesn't call you, it won't matter. After all, she doesn't remember you, right? No harm in trying."

Well, I think his chance has passed. Doing that now would just be a waste of money and time.

"Just write on the note a very simple poem about how her smile made you feel better. And remember, girls like things like flowers, chocolates, shiny things and poems."

True, but I think something like this might come off as a little strange to her coming from a guy that she can't even remember after 4 visits. Especially considering he hasn't even talked to her.

KAUST, don't sweat it man. Don't waste your time worrying about it. There's plenty of fish in the Sea (just not off of Newfoundland).  Smile

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RE: Receptionist At My Doctor's Office

Tue Jan 18, 2005 1:16 am

Call me crazy, but inspite of all the good points issued on this post, I feel like I just have to try. I am thinking of calling and asking? Or would this be futile?

Cheers -
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RE: Receptionist At My Doctor's Office

Tue Jan 18, 2005 1:27 am

Find out which bars/cafes/restaurants/bookstores/cemetries she frequents.

Because after all, nothing puts a girl in the mood quite like sobbing over a loved one's grave....  Nuts
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RE: Receptionist At My Doctor's Office

Tue Jan 18, 2005 1:33 am

Well, she might be goth...
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RE: Receptionist At My Doctor's Office

Tue Jan 18, 2005 1:38 am

Like other people have said, she has access to ANYTHING that a nurse or doctor has written down. So if you have any skeletons in the closet, she'll know about it.

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RE: Receptionist At My Doctor's Office

Tue Jan 18, 2005 1:40 am

Well I don't have anything that would prevent someone from dating me. No STD's or anything freaky like that lol.

KAUST
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RE: Receptionist At My Doctor's Office

Tue Jan 18, 2005 4:29 am

Get your friends to sign up and go in with them when they are sick. Then you will see her regularly. Sooner or later you two will be on a 'first name basis' and that is the time to strike. Do it when she knows you better so she does not fiind you to be a 'creep' or a 'pervert'.
 
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RE: Receptionist At My Doctor's Office

Tue Jan 18, 2005 1:27 pm

Set up an elaborate Rube Goldberg-esque machine involving a boot on a stick, a ball rolling down some stairs, and a man diving into a bathtub. If you get it right, a cage will drop down over her and she'll be yours!



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RE: Receptionist At My Doctor's Office

Tue Jan 18, 2005 1:51 pm

Kaust, I would recommend looking elsewhere for a date. If you ever *do* pick up a case of the clap or decide that the voices are getting a little too noisy to remain in your head anymore, you could be cutting yourself off from desperately needed medical attention.

Just a thought. But then again, I've been off the market for so long things might have changed. Maybe those things are hip nowadays.
 
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RE: Receptionist At My Doctor's Office

Tue Jan 18, 2005 6:35 pm

LOLOLOL i love Delboy's approach..... Delboy, while your logic seems brilliant to the male eye, he is dealing with a female, of whom the minds are more twisted, the emotions cause for windshear and attention is more important that an ontime departure.....

If you want to get a woman, you don't follow a procedure, you follow her procedure, it's the same way in nature....the male approaches the female's space etc etc (YES! i learned something on animal planet)... but seriously..i think you should somehow find out if she's worth it first of all...talk to her while you wait, but dont let her in on many personal things, just kinda talk to her, small talk, while waiting around and get a general idea and scope. Because women also worry about a first impression and she is not going to blow off a man who is asking questions about her and wanting to know more about her, unless she is offended, or you've been beaten to death with an ugly stick. Not every pretty woman is fun, or funny, or even fun to get along with....ask me about my adventures with wing house girls lol

once u get to talking to her, start talking about what there is to do, dont seem too boring and dont seem like you're the power source for a great party....and then just kinda leave her an open ended invitation to some social gthering...after all...why go to a movie on a first date, where u can talk or see the person lol

take it easy
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RE: Receptionist At My Doctor's Office

Wed Jan 26, 2005 3:19 am

Sooo.....

I hate to bring this old dinosaur back to life, but I have a recent development. I found another clinic that is closer to my house, and will be switching to it. I am going in later today to have my charts faxed.

Is it possible I could ask her, being on the grounds I no longer would have to worry about seeing her in the clinic anymore?

This would basically be my one last chance (presumably anyways.) So what do you all think? Should I go for it or just forget it?

Thanks -
KAUST
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RE: Receptionist At My Doctor's Office

Wed Jan 26, 2005 3:49 am

This would basically be my one last chance (presumably anyways.) So what do you all think? Should I go for it or just forget it?

Got for it. You've got nothing to lose.
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RE: Receptionist At My Doctor's Office

Wed Jan 26, 2005 4:14 am

Agreed. In fact, you could mention that one of the reasons you made the switch was because you wanted to get to know her without putting her on the spot, professionally speaking.

Let us know how it goes. By the way, is the cough all better?

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RE: Receptionist At My Doctor's Office

Wed Jan 26, 2005 5:38 am

Welllllll........
haha...got down there (well actually up there), and as I got to the window, I noticed for the first time she had some sort of ring on her finger. So I asked her for the release form, and filled it out, then went back to the window. Another gal handled my release form while the main gal (Veronica, not sure I even mentioned her name til now), was on the phone a couple of windows over. After the transaction was finished, and as I was walking over towards the door (and closer to her window), I almost stopped, but she was on the phone still, and I so I figured, heck, ring on her finger (of some kind), busy talking on the phone, I decided not to bother her, and just slipped on out the door.

So that's what it has come to. All that hype and hooplah for nada, haha. I guess I could have stood there watching her and waiting for her to get off the phone, but I felt that would have been kinda awkward. Might have scared her off.

KAUST


Btw...still have my cough, and pretty badly too. One reason am switching to the new clinic is not cause it's closer but also so I can get a second opinion.

[Edited 2005-01-25 21:39:14]
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