I am applying for a transfer of nursing license from my state to another (where I will be working). Who knew it would be so difficult? Discrepencies keep coming up and every time I call I speak with the same lady. She speaks in a soft whisper and her demeanor is much like a breathy, Marilyn Monroe. Not only that, but she seems super spaced out, as if she's high on drugs mixed with helium, not to mentoin she speaks at a snail's pace. Here is how a typical conversation with her transpires:
Me: You said you needed something more. What is it?
Marilyn: (airy voice) In section 2-F of the application you didn't elaborate.
Me: What do you need me to elaborate on?
Marilyn: (airy voice) pause............Um, well, the section.
Me: But I don't have the application in front of me because I mailed it to you, remember? Could you please be more specific?
Marilyn: It's the section regarding your dates.
Me: Dates of what?
Marilyn: The dates you left off.
Me: Well, I obviously don't know what those dates are. Can you please tell me so that I can fix this problem.. (and NEVER HAVE TO SPEAK TO YOUR VAGUE ASS AGAIN!!!)?
Marilyn: You left off the dates of one of your employers.
Me: SIGH. Which one?
Marilyn: The one that you worked at in 1995.
Me: 1995? I worked there in 1995.
Marilyn: We need specifics.
Me: (YOU need specifics?!) (Deep Breath...)Meaning start and end dates?
Marilyn: Something like that, yes.
Me: Ok, Marilyn. This was in 1995. That was a loooong time ago. Is it really that important now? I wasn't even a nurse then.
Me: I asked if it's that important to delay the process of me getting my license.
Marilyn: Oh yes!
Me: I'm just trying to understand. Can I email you these dates?
Marilyn: No, you should mail them.
Me: Mail them to you?
Marilyn: That will be all right I guess.
Me: You guess? Do I need to mail them to you or not?
Me: (Silently beating the phone against my head.)Ok what is your address?
Me: Hello? Are you there?
The call ends. ARG!!!!!!!!!
I don't know if I was talking to a phone sex operator or what! ARG! At this rate I will never get my IN license. I'm so frustrated! Is this outer effing space or the board of nursing????
the more things change
2 years ago