I had the pleasure of interviewing the former president of the Society of Nuclear Medicine recently about the financial challenges threatening his specialty. (Reimbursement is not keeping up with the cost of technology).
As I prepared for the interview, I called in to the general society number to be transfered to his line.
The receptionist answered:
I paused for quite a few seconds as my cogs and wheels turned, wondering if I had misdialed. Nope, that’s just how they answer their phones over there. Ahem.