Few things on earth are less pleasant than waiting at a doctor’s office. You’re there for a shot, to get blood drawn, because you’re sick, or because you have the unfortunate condition of hypochondria.
My solution? Let your mind run wild. Let it rove down those ghastly plains of your imagination, creating ridiculous ideas from commonplace settings.
For example: On the way to get blood drawn (because A: I have a new physician or B: there are vampires at home whom I have to feed and I prefer to avoid those unsightly neck wounds), I found myself waiting in the lobby, hanging out by the koi pond. It was a nice one, with waterfalls, turtles and big, fat orange and white fish.
Hello, I thought at the fish, because talking out loud to a fish pond is a little socially questionable and the doctor’s office is not a great place to appear crazy, because they have a large stock of straitjackets.
At any rate, I received no response. Apparently, one of us possessed shoddy telepathic abilities. I’m not blaming the koi fish here, but somebody clearly wasn’t doing their share of mental effort in order to bridge the mind/space continuum.
Anyway, what are your mental waiting games? Please give me insight into what is going on in all those other peoples’ heads when we’re all stuck in the waiting room!