"An Irreversible Misunderstanding - 4"
As Ashley and Doctor Vilone enter the office door, Doctor Vilone walks around to the other side of his desk as he slowly sits down and stares at Ashley. There is a moment of awkward silence as the Doctor is mesmerized by his newest applicant.
“So Miss Anderssen, tell me, why are you so eager to take part in our program here at Forest Grove?” Doctor Vilone asks as he rests his elbows on his desk, spreading his fingers out on each hand and touching fingertips together.
“Well, I’ve always been interested in this sort of thing, and I think I would make a good addition to your Hospital.” Ashley says confidently.
“Miss Anderssen, I think you will make an excellent addition to my hospital.” The Doctor says with a smile. He opens his desk drawer to read some paperwork in a folder for a moment, before ultimately setting it down on the top of the desk.
“Would you like to take a look at my resume, Doctor Vilone?” Ashley asks gleefully while extending her arm out to hand the Doctor the piece of paper that she has been carrying with her.
“No, I don’t think that will be necessary Miss Anderssen. I have a very good feeling about you.” Doctor Vilone says.
“Well, thank you Doctor!” Ashley replies.
“Now, what would you say is one quality that you possess that will help make you a good fit around here?” Doctor Vilone asks Ashley.
“Well, I um… am very committed. Once I set my mind to something, I won’t stop until that task is complete.” Ashley replies with a bright smile on her face.
“Committed you say? Well, how long are you willing to be committed here, Miss Anderssen?” The Doctor asks with a very serious look on his face as he writes something down on a paper at his desk.
“I guess, the rest of my life. I mean, if you’re willing to keep me that long, that is.” Ashley says. Doctor Vilone sits back in his chair, doing his best to maintain a straight poker face, as not to reveal the Royal Flush he has just been dealt.
“Well Miss Anderssen…” The Doctor says calmly. “...I think we’ll have no problem keeping you here that long, if that’s what you’re suggesting.” The Doctor finishes.
“Great! Thank you!” Ashley says enthusiastically as she hops up to her tiptoes and leans forward in an excited manner. Doctor Vilone reveals a piece of paper and a black pen from his folder and slides them along the desk toward Ashley.
“Miss Anderssen, would you please read and sign the bottom of this form for me so we can proceed forward with getting you placed into the perfect area of our hospital?” Doctor Vilone says, but before he can even finish, Ashley has disregarded the details of the document and quickly signs the bottom with her signature.
“My, my. I’ve never met a young lady as eager as you to be committed to my hospital.” Doctor Vilone says as he leans forward in his chair.
“I’ve just never wanted anything so much in my life. I feel like I was born for this. I’ve been waiting my whole life for this moment.” Ashley says overjoyed, believing that she has just obtained a new job at Forest Grove.
“Eager indeed.” Doctor Vilone says with a very large smile.
“Now tell me Miss Anderssen, what size jacket do you wear?” Doctor Vilone asks as he secures the form that Ashley has just signed and flips to a new paper in his folder.
“Jacket?” Ashley asks, confused. “Oh, you must mean for my uniform…” Ashley infers. “Well, I usually wear a small, but I’ve noticed they run a little big on me. So, I guess I would say ‘extra small’.”
“Perfect. Just perfect.” Doctor Vilone says as he circles something on his paper.
“Well, Miss Anderssen. With that, I’d say we can get started right away.” He leans over to his phone to press and hold a button.
“Gunther, this is Doctor Vilone. Is everything in order at admissions to accept Miss Alexander into the hospital?” Doctor Vilone asks, thinking that the only way his staff might know of Ashley is as ‘Miss Alexander’.
“Ja. We are ready Doctor.” A man with a very deep and thick German accent answers on the other end of the phone.
“Excellent. Prepare an extra small jacket for Miss Alexander and meet us in my office right away.” Doctor Vilone instructs the man over the phone.
“Jawohl. Sofort!” The man says on the other end the phone. A few orders instructed in German can be heard over the phone just before the man on the other end hangs up, as if he is talking to someone else. Ashley raises her eyebrow with a bit of confusion.