O's Shortcuts to Simplify Your Life
From getting a shot of glamour to renewing a passport or putting dinner on the table fast, we've got ways to do it in double time.
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the December 2007 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
Lorraine Lorenc, executive director (and wife) of high-powered New York City plastic surgeon Z. Paul Lorenc, MD, says that:
The early bird gets the last-minute appointment. "Patients who cancel often call at night or very early to leave a message with the answering service," she says. "They don't want to speak to a person because they feel guilty." She suggests you call the minute the office opens to nab a cancellation.
If that doesn't work, you should say, "I can come in Wednesday at any time." Leaving it open-ended shows that you're serious.
One last thing: "You know what will not get you in here? Not being nice to us," she says. "Be friendly, and we'll work our butts off to accommodate you."