That’s a New One

19 Mar

While I was waiting in the doctor’s office this afternoon, I overheard a conversation between one of the receptionists and another patient.

“Ma’am, do you have your new Medicare Card?”

“This is my card.”

“No, there’s a new one that doesn’t have your Social Security number on it.”

“Oh, that. I got it and tore it up. They’re only using those for illegal immigrants who don’t have a Social Security number. I’m a citizen so I just use the real card.”

I could almost hear the receptionist rolling her eyes.

2 Responses to “That’s a New One”

  1. ReverendRef March 24, 2019 at 4:44 pm #

    Did said receptionist say, “Sorry, ma’am, but your citizenship card is no longer valid according to your government.”

    • thisendoftheswamp March 25, 2019 at 2:42 pm #

      As a matter of fact, the SSA building is in the same complex as the doctor’s office. She told the patient they simply couldn’t accept the *real* card, and sent her across the street to get a new one with the “fake number” on it.

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