“The Doctor will see you shortly…”
Not the healthiest or happiest place in town but it can be an amusing place too, as it was for me recently.
I had a routine appointment and was waiting for my name to be called. There were about 12 of us there and I remember being thankful that no one was on their cell phone. I don’t know about you but I can’t stand listening to those one-sided conversations that, inevitably, reveal more than I want to hear.
All of a sudden a loud noise penetrated the air. It sounded just like an old time train whistle and most of us nearly jumped out of our skins, not to mention our chairs, until we realized it was the ring tone on someone’s cell phone. When it was apparent that we were not going to be run over by a locomotive we broke into nervous giggles and I thought we would settle back into our sedate and quiet group.
WRONG !! That cell phone ring broke the ice and not only did we hear all about the answerer’s innermost problems but it seemed that the flood gates were open for everyone else. By the time my name was called I could tell you the medical, financial and marital problems of just about everyone in the room !