Friday, June 10, 2016

Fandom

Lady comes in.

Mary: "Hi, can I help you?"

Lady: "I have an appointment with Dr. Grumpy at 10:45."

Mary: "Oh, okay, you're a bit early. Have a seat and he'll take you back when he's done with the current one."

Lady: "Okay."

She walked over to the center table and combed through the 20 or so magazines on it, scanning the covers, then setting them down. Then she did the same with the handful of magazines and patient pamphlets piled on the 2 corner tables. Failing to find anything of interest, she walked over to the wall rack and carefully picked through the dozen or so magazines there before finding one she liked.

Then she sat down and, until called back for her appointment 20 minutes later, used it only to fan herself.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe she needed one that was exactly a certain size because she's done scientific experiments and found that a magazine that is exactly 33.78 mm thick creates the best air flow? Or something.

Packer said...

That is why they are called "Fan Magazines" Duh.

tbunni said...

Thank you, Packer. I nearly snorted my coffee out through my nose!

Clairesmum said...

Well, at least she was quietly occupied and not bothering anyone else, including Mary.
Anxious behaviors - couldn't really settle down into turning the pages - used the magazine as a 'fidget' the way some people jingle keys, etc. I think many of us use our little glowing screens to distract ourselves when we are anxious.
Hope you were able to help her, Dr. Grumpy!

Yoko Drāno said...

It's all about finding the one with the right perfume samples.

Chris Hughes said...

Ha! My strategy for rebranding "The New Republic" is working!

Anonymous said...

It's all about profiling the likely previous readers of the magazine and figuring out what kind of germs you might be blowing on yourself. "Golf" magazine is probably safer than "Nuns and Nazis," for example.

Anonymous said...

That's because she didn't find anything good to read. People magazine from 2003 isn't gonna cut it, Dr. G.

Prince said...

Believe me, there are plenty of other things a woman could be doing in a lobby with a magazine.

Anonymous said...

lmao Prince...

Stacey Gordon said...

Prince and Packer....
My computer screen is a mess right now.
Thanks, Thanks alot pal...

Stacey Gordon said...

This is a FANtastic story

Zed said...

This is really funny. I wonder what her thought process was

Anonymous said...

Menopause makes a body do some funny things, still and all, it doesn't warrant setting the thermostat to 60 degrees. (Just ask Mary about this!)

 
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