My health insurance card is burning a hole in my pocket this year people.
I don’t remember “allergist” ever being offered on any insurance plan that I ever had (but neither was homeopathic and that’s something I’m going to try for in a couple weeks). It seemed to me, although I got allergy tested by my pediatrician as a child, it was mostly done in the back of a health food store or at a yoga studio, but maybe that was just my perception. It wasn’t something that I ever sought out as an adult.
So today I went to the allergist. Of course, when I got into her office, I asked her if she spoke English. She said “no.”
She did some allergy testing on my arm, and then when the 10 minutes of waiting were up, she came back in and began speaking English! I called her on it! Her response was “Yes, but you need to speak Portuguese.” HA! Beeeeotch! But she was right.
We chatted it up in Portuguese for awhile, aside from a few English words to keep the conversation going. I thanked her for forcing me to speak, as most people like to default to English because it is easier for them.
While I probably won’t go back because she didn’t find anything, but gave me some prescription anyway (I’m not so big into random medication), it was a great Brazilian experience, even more so because she forced the issue!