I work in a peds clinic. I could go on for days...
1. I'm tired of all the granola parents coming in refusing shots for their child because they think vaccinations cause autism. They apparently believe everything they read on the internet.
2. The parents who call us up constantly are awful. We have a lady whose child is less than a year old with seven pages of phone calls.
3. I also hate it when people call me the "mean nurse" when I walk in the room to give vaccines. Yeah, call me that when your kid doesn't get diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, haemophilus influenza, varicella, hepatitis A or B, measles, mumps, rubella, pneumococcal disease, meningitis, or polio. Phew! That was a lot.
4. I hate when I get in trouble for not reading minds. When the parent tells me the kid has an ear ache and then complains to the doctor about a stomach problem, why do I end up in trouble when the kid isn't undressed when the doctor goes in the room? Also, contrary to popular belief, I have no idea if the kid plays sports or not when they come in for a yearly checkup. It's up to the parent to inform me so I can fill out the appropriate form/they can give me the appropriate form.
5. Why do parents not bother coming to the follow up appointments and then wonder why their kid's ear infection/whatever keeps coming back? It makes no sense.
6. "My child has a cough and a runny nose" *pacifier falls to the floor, parent cleans it by putting it in his/her mouth* "and I don't know why...oh, also I have a cold." COME. ON.
7. Just alarmist parents in general.
8. I could go on...