I’m kind of disappointed. When we were in Colorado on vacation, I got acupuncture as a natural treatment for my infertility. It wasn’t cheap ($85 for the consultation, $35 for one type of Chinese herbs, and $80 for another), but it was a natural, holistic approach and I like that. I don’t like the idea of taking pharmaceutical drugs to get pregnant, especially with the risk of multiples. We all know raising multiples is not frugal or green!
Unfortunately, we can’t just pick up and move out there so I have to find someone here where we live to do the acupuncture treatments. Imagine my surprise when I found someone through the wonders of Google that practices acupuncture in my small town with a population of 1,500. I was ecstatic. I could walk to the appointments. How convenient! I gave the woman a call on Friday, she called me back that day, left me a message at home, I returned her call when I got home Friday night, and she called me on Saturday.
I was excited to see that the caller id was her number when the phone rang. After she asked me how could she help me, I filled her in that I had an acupuncture treatment in Colorado, was on Chinese herbs for infertility, and that I thought it was illegal in our state to use needles to do acupuncture. She informed me right off the bat that she doesn’t use Chinese herbs and that she could refer me to someone that did.
Whoa, what? Did she really just turn me away and try to give my business to someone else? Just because she don’t use the herbs doesn’t mean that I don’t (didn’t) want to go to her for acupuncture. I can get the herbs from the first acupuncturist. Not a problem. I really need someone for the acupuncture treatments, as I don’t think it’s a good idea for me to just start sticking myself in random spots with needles.
I guess I’m just really disappointed. I had high expectations that this woman would be warm, friendly, and someone who could really help me. I didn’t think that she would want to turn away my business. Had I been in her shoes, I probably would have let my potential client know that I don’t deal with herbs but would be happy to administer the acupuncture sessions and do whatever else I could. I surely wouldn’t turn away a potential client!
Now here’s my dilemma. I need to find someone else who is willing to do the acupuncture. Do I just call her back and tell her I am fine with just the acupuncture treatments because she is so convenient, or do I look for someone else I’ll have to travel further to have it done? I really don’t want to, but I also don’t want to waste my money if it’s not going to be as effective. I’m still trying to get over the fact that she was referring my business to someone else.
What should I do- suck it up and go with her, or find someone else to do it that’s a little further away?