When you are in a doctor's waiting room, do you ever speculate about what prompted others seated there to schedule appointments?
If you are waiting to see a general internist, that silent guessing game can be mildly diverting.
"Thinks he has pneumonia."
Of course, when you are waiting to see a specialist, speculation takes on a narrowed ranged of possibilities.
I was at the offices of a leg-vein specialty group yesterday afternoon. And I could not resist looking at the legs of those coming and going and others waiting. (Lots of people were wearing shorts yesterday.)
I hope I was subtle.
I realized that some of those I was scoping out probably weren't even patients. But I could not resist checking out these strangers' legs.
And if anyone in the waiting room was checking me out (even though I had on long pants), that's OK. It comes with the territory.