I even got to overhear some somewhat humorous conversations. This clinic is basically on campus, so most of the other sickies in attendance were "kids" recently escaped from their dorm rooms. Three such dorm rats of the male persuasion came in shortly after me, one sickie and his two buddies for moral support I guess. For your entertainment here is their conversation I overheard:
Friend 1: "Dude, how high do you think someone could count if they counted every day for a year?"
Sickie: "That is the stupidest thing I've ever heard."
Friend 1: "No seriously, how high could they count if they did it for a year, like if you and (Friend 2) were to start counting right now how high do you think you would get?"
Sickie: "Again, that is the stupidest thing I've ever heard."
Friend 2: "Do you mean like 24/7/365?"
Friend 1: "Well, you probably wouldn't count in your sleep, unless you talk in your sleep a lot."
Friend 2: "How about lunch breaks? Should we treat it like a 9 to 5 job? I'd probably need water breaks because my throat would get sore."
At that point, I, like Sickie, kind of lost interest in the conversation but thought it was humorous enough to share. They seriously kept talking about counting until a couple of "cute" girls walked in, probably 10 minutes later, and then they switched to more tough guy topics.
Anyway, after a little over an hour in the waiting room, I finally saw the doctor who in less than 5 minutes, confirmed my suspicions that I did indeed have a terrible sinus infection that probably wouldn't be clearing up without a full arsenal of antibiotics, nasal spray and the real deal Sudafed... you know the good stuff that actually worked that you used to be able to buy over the counter before all the meth heads ruined it for everyone. Unfortunately by that point it was well after hours for the pharmacies, so I couldn't start my stock pile of meds until this morning... but I'm well on my way to being