I’ve seen a lot of things in my life, some I will repeat and some I can’t. This is just so wrong on so many levels that I just had to share.
I went to the doctors today for a B-12 shot. Now to get to his waiting room you have to pass through two glass doors. When I get to the first door, I notice that the waiting room is packed. Lovely, I think to myself. I’m just here for a quick shot, this will take forever. About that time I hit the second door ant this intense odor hits me in the face like a wet dishcloth. Onions, and dressing, and meat? Sure as shit, there in the middle of a crowded waiting room full of people coughing and sneezing are three people eating their lunch. Sandwiches and chips and pop all spread out on the few empty seats there were. Now I stand there and stare at these people for a goodly amount of time, cause I’m not believing what I am seeing here. I go to the window to sign in and I’m thinking to myself that with my weak stomach there is no way I’m going to be able to sit in that waiting room with those smells.
Well, I made it about three minutes before my tummy started doing its flip thing and I know I’m in trouble. I walk back to the window and ask as nicely as I could if I could reschedule my appointment as I am unable to be in the waiting room at this time.
The ladies were concerned and ushered me back to a room immediately. When I explained that it was the food smell, they looked at each other. They had no idea that someone was having dinner in their waiting room.
This was just wrong on their part for so many reasons I can’t even begin to list them all. I would never bring food into a room swimming with contaminants and proceed to spread my lunch where everyone else spreads their ass. I’m so disturbed by the image that is burned into my brain. And these were not teenagers, there were a man and woman in their 40’s and a woman in her 60’s. What were they thinking? I guess common sense isn’t as common as I’d like to believe.