Friday, December 09, 2005

Observations in the Day Surgery Waiting Area

Small Children: Why do people bring small children? Small as in little children to young to be engrossed in a book or video game, can’t sit still and whine non-stop children? From the number of people in the extended family group it is quite apparent that someone could have stayed home with said child. Or at the motel room. Or taken said child to the zoo which is only half mile up the road.

Waiting : The number of people in this place without a book, magazine, a laptop or needlework is staggering. One does not wait here for a mere 10 minutes or so, you wait for a mind and butt numbing 4 or 5 hours. I cannot imagine doing nothing for that amount of time. I, being the classic Type A have my laptop, several magazines, a book and my Christmas cards.

DayTime TV: Just as mind numbing. Soap operas and game shows. This waiting room blessedly has nooks and crannies so it is possible to isolate oneself from the drone.

Telephone : There is only one. A woman with her appointment calendar open has it totally monopolized. She’s indifferent to the “3 minute” sign and the daggered looks of others who want to make phone call.

Computers : This waiting room has some exta plugs (a rarity) but no wireless networks. I know there are numerous ones in the hospital but they are carefully encrypted. Which I understand but it would be nice if they freed one up for their captive audience.

Coffee: Muddy.

But like Horton I'm faithful 100% so I sit, and I sit and I sit.

6 comments:

Joan said...

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Mamacita said...

Oh, I have SOOO been there. And as usual, I agree with everything you're said about your observations. I hope her recovery is quick and painless.

Almost every time I come here, I leave thinking that you can read my mind. And that I wouldn't mind if you could!

Again, best wishes for her recovery!

MsAbcMom said...

I also take a ton of stuff to keep me occupied. I find however, that I can't focus on anything else though when I am waiting in a situation like that.

Best wishes on recovery.

Green-Eyed Lady(GEL) said...

I commented below but worth it to say again. Best wishes for a smooth and easy recovery to her. (and you, the caretaker: take care of yourself, too!)
Warmly,
GEL

Robin said...

Hope the recovery is going well.

Anonymous said...

Good gravy...what a complainer. Hope this helps.