anywhere you happen to be
One of the most annoying things is waiting. You have a doctor’s appointment at 4:40 P.M. and you find yourself being number 65 with quite a queue before you. You were on time but you will be seen one hour after the time of your scheduled appointment.
Monday I went for a doctor’s visit and I found myself in this exact situation. A long time ago, in waiting rooms, people would read, usually celebrity gossip or car magazines, because gender is still gender.
Today the scenario is different, the waiting is cheated by smartphones: on Facebook we post photographs of the number of the current patient being examined and we comment that there are still 15 people before it will be our turn, on Instagram we post a worried looking selfie and off with the hashtags: #waiting #healthservicemalfunction…, two people chatting on WhatsApp, someone playing Hearthstone, someone else reading a cooking blog. Killing time basically.
I worked, the other day, almost as if I were in the office.
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