Eddie: You surprised to see us, Clark? Clark: Oh, Eddie ... If I woke up tomorrow with my head sewn to the carpet, I wouldn't be more surprised than I am now.
The schedules in many practices during the holiday season may play out just like the Griswolds' Christmas Vacation! As we prepare for those who are home from college, off work or new to the practice as well as emergencies, cancelations, walk-ins with an attitude for entitlement, out-of-town family members and the patients who purchased whitening specials that have procrastinated, what can look like a routinely scheduled day from June becomes daily mayhem.
Some practices will make the best of it, as Clark Griswold did with unexpected surprises, leaving behind a path of destruction while questioning our sanity and repeating the pattern year after year!
Here are some suggestions to consider for your hygiene schedule during the holiday season.
Is there still going to be chaos in your schedule? Of course!
Discuss the scenarios first mentioned or add your own Griswold flavor to set you up for a successful and productive December! Yes, there is still some action to take today! Check out how the remainder of this month looks and to determine your saving grace or whether you are going to need nine lives to live through it!
Eddie: [Referring to the electrocuted cat] That thing had nine lives. You just spent 'em all.