I have one patient, Mr. Thuesen-Hale, who perennially complains about it. It's almost Seinfeldian, were it not for him being so enraged. Mary even gave him a list of neurologists who might have a better office lot than I do, to no avail.
So at his appointment last week, he showed up with a bunch of papers. They looked like forms for work.
Dr. Grumpy: "Any other questions?"
Mr. Thuesen-Hale: "Yes, I have this for you."
Dr. Grumpy: "Is it for your job?"
Mr. Thuesen-Hale: "No, it's a parking ticket."
Dr. Grumpy: "A parking ticket?"
Mr. Thuesen-Hale: "Yes. Because of your crappy parking here I got a ticket last time for being on the street. So it's your responsibility to pay it." (shoves papers at me)
Dr. Grumpy: (not reaching for them) "I'm sorry you got a ticket, but I'm not going to pay it."
Mr. Thuesen-Hale: "That's unacceptable. You chose to rent in this building, so it's your problem. PAY IT!"
Dr. Grumpy: "I'm not going to do that."
Mr. Thuesen-Hale: "Look, if you don't pay it I'm not coming back!"
It's funny how some people think that's a threat.