Waiting Room Humor
In a waiting room this morning I was sitting watching 2 little colorful birds in a cage flitter and flirt with each other.
Then my focus on the birds was interrupted by a fast talking man at the receptionist’s counter.
He said he was going to need someone to hold his hand the rest of the day. He said he was listening to the radio and forgot where he was at and went past the turn to turn into the doctor’s office parking lot. He couldn’t turn around because it is five lane street. He had to go around a huge section of several blocks to get back on track. All those one-way streets were fighting against him he said.
This time around anticipating the turn and nervous about it he turned too soon, again winding up on a no-way out to a multi-deck parking lot. He had to loop around following the exit arrows to get out of the parking deck and of course, he did not have to pay because he was there less than 15 minutes.
Then, something else happened on his next attempt but I didn’t catch it. I couldn’t hear what he said because the receptionist and two nurses were cracking up and making laughing comments.
On his next attempt he made it in and had some kind of incident in the parking lot. Again the women staff was cracking up so us in the waiting room could not hear.
“And Here I am!” He said.
After going over a couple of things the receptionist told him that she needed a $25.00 co-payment.
“I don’t have twenty-five dollars on me – do you accept Master Card?”
She did. And as he hand her the Master Card he said, “The difference between you people and Jesse James is that Jesse James had a gun and a horse and you people have a credit card machine!”
I heard that. Nobody bellowed out laughing…. In fact, nobody even smiled.