I was at my doctor’s office the other day. They wanted to draw some blood so I traveled a few floors down to the lab. I waited my in line and checked in. I took a seat to wait my turn.
A man, maybe in his mid-40s, was in line to check into the lab. His cell phone rang and he answered. The person at the check in desk called out, “I’ll take the next in line” and he stepped to her window.
And there he stood, talking on his cell phone. Talking, and talking, and talking. She looked perplexed but she waited for him.
Meanwhile, there were at least 5 people waiting behind him in line. Waiting, and waiting, and waiting.
The hospital asks that you turn you cell phones off while in their buildings. You should not be wasting the time of the person attempting to check you in. And, you should not be holding up a long line.
If I had been the woman at the desk, I would have waved him away from me and called the next person in line. If I had been that next person in line, I would have walked right up to the window and
shoved him “gently” moved him aside.
What an asshole.