I’ve been sitting in this waiting area for over an hour now, and I’m starting to get impatient. When is my name going to be called? The sign on the wall says “patients may not be called in order of registration”—a warning to not complain when the person in line behind you gets their name called before yours. How long must I wait before mentioning it to someone on the staff?
I usually have a stitching project in my bag to help pass waiting time, but for some reason today I do not. That annoys me; if I had my stitching in hand I wouldn’t have given the length of the wait a second thought! But it isn’t to be, so I work on two letters for the A-Z Challenge instead (at least I made productive use of my waiting time!).
That’s it. I get into line and wait my turn to its front. Finally I’m there, ready to say—nicely—that I’d been waiting over an hour and when would my name be called? And wouldn’t you know, that’s when I hear my name getting called. Finally!