For longer than I can remember, Barbara, our office manager, has been decorating the office to reflect the fun-filled and festive feeling of the holidays. When Halloween approaches, she really gets into the “spirit” of things.
About seven years ago, Barbara suggested that we all dress up in costumes. I immediately rejected the idea; that is until I walked past a Halloween store and saw a Superman costume (adult XXL) hanging in the window.
In a moment of impulse buying, a tradition was born!
So every year since, we dress up for the amusement of our patients and for ourselves. It has become a ” much anticipated” day in the sense that our appointment schedule gets quickly booked. In fact, patients without appointments drop by (often with their children to trick-or-treat and just see what our costumes are).
This year, one of our beloved patients, Mary, actually came to our office dressed as the tooth fairy (she changed in the hall)!
And now, with light-hearted spirit, you know the rest of the story.