Normally while in a waiting room, I read a magazine or watch t.v. Not today. A better form of entertainment presented itself during my wait: eavesdropping!
A woman on her cell phone, "I'm just sitting here waiting to have my boobs smashed flat."
That woman's friend, also on a cell phone, "I'm at the hospital with ____ for her mammogram....no I couldn't get my tongue pierced today because all the tattoo places are closed on Sunday and Monday."
Apparently, I wasn't the only one listening to the conversation because the old man sitting next to me made a disgusted face upon hearing about the tongue piercing and promptly turned to me, "How are you supposed to eat with one of them things in your tongue? I guess that's why we're all so different. To each his own."
Next, the man's teenage grandson walked into the room asking where his mom was. The old man replied, "She ain't comin. Your appointment is canceled today." The boy asked why no one had told him. The man's response was. "Well, seein as your mom put me in charge, I'd thought I'd let you check out of school early anyway." "Awesome! Thanks, grandpa."
It's always interesting to get a small glimpse into people's lives through eavesdropping. I wonder what people think of me when they hear my conversations?