We've all had that one friend who thinks they deserve special treatment, right? 😏 Well, this ophthalmologist had a similar experience when their friend's significant other (SO) demanded an eye exam without an appointment. The doctor, who runs a private clinic, has a packed schedule and doesn't take walk-ins to reduce waiting time for patients. But when the SO insisted on just dropping by whenever she had the time, things took a turn for the worse. 😬
Language Barrier? No Problem!
Private Practice, Busy Schedule
The SO's Request
Make an Appointment, Please!
No Appointment, No Problem?
Doctor's Firm Stance
Not the Answer She Wanted
Friend Turns Furious
Doctor Stands Ground, Friend Fumes 😠
The doctor tried to be reasonable, explaining that their busy schedule doesn't allow for walk-ins and that it wouldn't be fair to other patients. But when the SO tried to drop by without an appointment, she was turned away, causing her and her partner to unleash their fury. The doctor, however, stands by their decision, maintaining that special treatment wouldn't be fair to others. 💁♂️ Let's dive into the internet's thoughts on this eye-opening situation! 👁️
Friend demands free eye exam, ignores boundaries. NTA.
Setting boundaries and losing friends 😞 👍
OP questions if their tone made them TA, commenters disagree.
NTA. Refusing a friend's demand for a free eye exam.
Patient demands free eye exam without appointment, suspicious behavior noted 😳
Setting boundaries with entitled patients 🙌
Doctor's softness with friends caused chaos in the office. NTA.
Polite NTA comment defends doctor's right to refuse free service.
Clear judgement, no room for debate 👍
Friend demands eye exam without appointment, OP sets boundaries. 😎
Friend demands eye exam, friend and SO entitled 😑
Friend demands eye exam without appointment, NTA handles professionally 👀
No walk-ins allowed, friend acted poorly. Ophthalmologist vs Optometrist debate.
Setting boundaries as a medical professional. NTA 👍
Friend demands eye exam, ignores appointment, and gets mad. NTA.
Friend demands free eye exam without appointment, NTA stands firm. 😎
Setting boundaries is important, even in professional relationships 💪
Don't let entitled friends take advantage of your profession 🙅
Friend demands eye exam, commenter says NTA, they're horrible 😒
Respect workplace procedures and avoid entitled behavior 🙏
Medical receptionist shares experience with entitled walk-ins. 😒
Entitled friend demands free eye exam, commenter says NTA 😱
Therapist shares relatable experience of entitled 'friends' seeking free therapy 😑
Assertive response shuts down entitled friend's demand for exam 😎
Accusation of non-payment plan makes NTA comment spicy 🤑
Friend's entitled behavior causes chaos at doctor's office. 😱
Friend demands exam without appt, commenter says NTA 😊
Graceful handling of entitled friend demanding eye exam 😎
Friend demands exam, but owning clinic doesn't mean entitlement 😱
Friend takes advantage of doctor's friendship for free exam. NTA 😊
Clear communication, NTA. They're the AH's, not you 👁
Friend's entitled attitude towards doctor's schedule earns them NTA.
Respect your friends' professions and make appointments. #NTA 😊
Setting boundaries with entitled 'friends' 👍
NTA stands firm against entitled friend's demands 😎
Professional doctor handles entitled friend's demands with grace. 😎
Patient-first policy wins over entitled friend. NTA 👏
Friend's entitled SO demands free eye exam, ignores appointment policy. NTA.
Friend demands free eye exam, commenter says NTA. 😊
Optometrists are better suited for eye tests/glasses, not ophthalmologists 🤔
Friend demands free eye exam, disrespects doctor's time. NTA.
Commenter believes doctor was not in the wrong 👍
Friend demands eye exam without appointment, doctor sets boundaries. NTA 😊
Friend demands eye exam, NTA says not a good friend 🤔
Doctor sets boundaries with entitled friend demanding special treatment 🙌
Setting boundaries with entitled friends, NTA. Relatable experience shared.
Friend demands eye exam without appointment, OP handles situation well 😊
Entitled friend demands eye exam, throws tantrum. NTA.
Venting about entitled people on Reddit 🤬
Respect for time and professionalism. NTA for setting boundaries 💪
Former clinic worker praises OP for not overworking staff 💯
Patient demands eye exam without appointment, gets called entitled.
Making appointments is common courtesy. NTA handled it well. 👍
Friend demands free eye exam, commenter calls out entitlement. 😱
Patient demands free eye exam, gets called out for it 😈
No special privileges for entitled friends. NTA for sure! 🙌
Friend demands exam, commenter says NTA, friend was rude 😠
Boundaries are important, even with friends. Respect the profession 👨🏫
Friend demands eye exam without appointment, doctor is NTA 😎
Making an appointment isn't that hard 😎
Doctor sets boundaries with entitled friend demanding free service. NTA 👍
Friend demands eye exam without appointment. Doctor stands ground. 👍
Setting boundaries is important, NTA for enforcing them. 👍
Not the a-hole and fake friend called out 😎
Friend demands free eye exam, gets called out. 😂
Demanding free services? Not the a**hole, you're the professional 🙌
Walk-ins don't always get priority, same for eye exams 😎
Clarification needed: Ophthalmologist vs. Optometrist for vision prescriptions 🤔
NTA. Dump the friend 👋🏼
Friend demands eye exam without appointment? NTA the entitlement 😠
Making an appointment is standard. NTA for refusing.
Stand firm and protect your livelihood. Don't give in. 💪
Patient frustrated with wait time and entitled patients. 😑
Medical professional refuses friend's entitled demand. NTA 👏
Friend demands eye exam without appointment, commenter says NTA 😱
Demanding friend inconveniences entire office for non-emergency. NTA 👀
Praising a doctor for prioritizing scheduled appointments 👏
Clear judgement! 👏 NTA wins with no objections. 😎