I’m not aiming this at anyone in particular. I’m just noting a trend and asking “why?”
So you have a long-standing appointment with a doctor, for say, 11 a.m. on X date.
You get a call from the doctor’s office reminding you of it, and you are told you need to be there at 10:30 for the 11 a.m. appointment.
You get an envelope full of forms to fill out in advance, and it tells you the same thing: Your appointment is at 11, but be there at 10:30.
Hey, I don’t mind being there at 10:30. But if that’s when you want me there, why don’t you just say that’s my appointment time? It’s not like I’m going to expect to see the doctor at that precise time — just as I don’t expect to see him immediately at 11 when that’s my appointment time.
That’s all. No biggie. It’s just one of those things I wonder about….