Appointless

When you actually get sick enough to want to go to the doctor, you make an appointment. You get there early, thinking that if you do, you’ll be in and out. Wrong. The time of your appointment comes and goes, while people that seemed to come in after you are getting in first. When you finally do get into the physician’s room, a half hour after your appointment time, you wait some more. Try to sit there for another 15 or 20 minutes, on that seat/bed, trying not to move, so as not to annoy the shit out of yourself by crinkling that tissue paper that lines it. You’re with the doctor for maybe 4 minutes, he tells you to say “ahhhhh”, tells you you’re sick, gives you a prescription, a foot in the ass and out you go. I don’t even want to know how much you paid for that. It’s like they schedule appointments in a different time zone than the doctor’s office is in. One of the great mysteries of the universe.