Here's a conversation I had this morning:
A: "Hi, this is A, I'd like to schedule Kaitlyn's pulmonary function test for 9am on such and such day next week."
me: "OK, that day works for me"
A: "what is your email address so I can email you the pre-test instructions."
me: I'ts ....."
A: "Great, well the letter that I'm emailing will explain it, but you'll need to wake-up your daughter at 4:00 am and don't let her go back to sleep before the 9am test."
A: "Yes, your daughter will need to be awakened at 4am to get "ready" for the test."
me: "Umm, let me get this straight you want me to wake my sleeping baby who sleeps great through the night who will be in the middle of her night time 10 hour pump-feed and will likely vomit upon waking, and then try to keep her awake and drive to the city in the middle of traffic by myself keeping her awake still? Are you kidding me?????"
A: "Yes, she needs to be awake for so many hours before the test."
me: "Well, why can't we do the test later in the day, when she'll be awake anyways? I can't believe you are asking me to wake my sleeping infant at 4am."
A: "well, I guess I can call the lung doctor and see if he could do the test in the afternoon."
me: "Yes, um I think that would be a good idea."