At the hospital


Being at the hospital is like being at an airport.  You are basically trapped in an artificial world.  There’s nothing natural about either place, and nobody wants to be there to begin with.  The food is terrible, the prices inflated, and there’s the dreadful possibility that some tragedy can befall you at any time. 

That being said, both hospitals and airports are wonderful places to people watch.  As any good writer knows, people watching is a skill you must possess.  People watching, and listening to their conversations can give you endless subject matter for your writing.  I don’t know how many times I’ve overheard a fascinating conversation that I simply had to run home and write about. 

Anyhow, Sharkette and I are at the hospital now waiting for her to go into surgery.  She is having her thyroid removed, a one day procedure, and I took PTO to be by her side.  Luckily the hospital has free WiFi and with WordPress and my Android phone, I’m hoping the day passes quickly and safely.