Monday, December 9, 2013

What?! No PEOPLE magazines? National Geographic?

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Today I drove my daughter to the doctor’s office.  Felt like old times in many ways.

It was for physical therapy, following rotary cuff surgery.  The past two weeks have been horrible, but now she is able to focus her eyes and move without excruciating pain.

We were in the waiting room.  That is the gist of this post:  The Waiting Room.

I have written about the waiting room experiences before.  This is not a theme at all, in case you are worried.

Unlike other medical facilities which have a variety of magazines, this office was specifically for guys.  Magazines on football, basketball, NASCAR, baseball-and all other sports were two magazine deep on the coffee tables around the room. 

Then I looked at the walls.  Framed jerseys, with names, numbers, and autographs were circled around the room.  It was claustrophobic.

Going to a third magazine hoard, I found two non-sports magazines.  One was filled with advertisements for local plastic surgeons and offers for Brazilian Butt Lifts and/or liposuction. 

The second magazine was a children magazine, Highlights.

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Had to cater to all the clientele.

38 comments:

  1. I've given up on waiting room reading material...I bring my Kindle.

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    1. I do as well, or at least a book or newspaper.

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  2. They cater to repeat customers. What that tells you is that women learn from their experiences.

    Now tell us about those Brazilian butt lifts.

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    1. Hilarious observation! So true!

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    2. I am not sure about the Brazilian butt lifts, altho the photo showed well shaped buttocks.

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  3. I thank goodness for the invention of the Smart Phone - I'm never bored anymore lol

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    1. Books or writing in a journal or a newspaper are just fine for me.

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  4. I can so relate. I just got used to the fact that many places have different cliental and so I started to being my own book. At least I like what I read and am not board.

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  5. i never touch those magazines anyway, waaay to germy

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    1. In a general care doctor office where who knows has touched what, that is a good philosophy.

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  6. I saw the same thing at PT and 2 orthopedist offices! Sailing magazines, Sports Illustrated, Popular Mechanics, and maybe a Prevention. Had there been a Highlights, I would've flipped through it for the Hidden Pictures.

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    1. Me, too! I still enjoy those magazines with my gr-daughters.

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  7. Oh, I used to love Highlights when I was a kid! I didn't even know it was still published. I would have jumped on that one LOL.

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    1. They are one very long running magazine!

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  8. I know you weren't in Bakersfield seeing the ortho doc I saw after I broke upper arm. Same thing there.

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  9. I'm not familiar with that children's magazine. For a while, all reading material was removed in health centres over here. Something about the spreading of germs. They have no returned and it seems most of the magazines are about mansions I couldn't afford. And you are supposed to switch off a phone in medical places.

    Happy waiting and waiting...

    Gary

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    1. Here, there are hand-sanitizer dispensers everywhere, and I mean everywhere! even the stores have special disposable wipes to clean the trolley handles. Great idea.

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  10. I take a book almost everywhere I go. But will confess to a guilty pleasure in flipping through magazines that I would never buy in most waiting rooms. And would have been fascinated by the butt lifts. Small things for small minds...

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    1. PS: How rude of me. I hope your daughter is progressing well and that pain has left the building.

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  11. Sadly, I suppose, I read almost anything I find in the office. I never know when I may be in the position to need to select between a Mercedes and a Rolls Royce.
    I'm not too fussed about the germs, either. I just keep my hands off my face until I'm able to wash them.

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  12. Susan, just jumping over from the comment you left on my blog recently. Your setting is for "no-reply", so I couldn't respond directly. I went to my gyn. recently for the annual physical and found that Sports Illustrated was the most interesting magazine there. I'd rather read that than read about makeup, the latest fashion trends, and modern home decorating. : )

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    1. Hmmm, don't know what happened...I like to read Nat'l Geo or educational papers...Gotta learn something all the time.

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  13. From now on you just have to bring your own reading material. I got excited when I saw the last People Magazine in a waiting room, until I realized it was from 2012. Hope your daughter feels better.

    Julie

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    1. So much happens with the celebs in a year. They come, go, do something crazy.

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  14. Ok, yeah, total fail. They GOTTA have both People and NatGeo, for sure.

    Sarah Allen
    (From Sarah, with Joy)

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  15. So what did you read? At least you'll now now to bring your own reading matter next visit.

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  16. I really should remember to read others comments before adding my two cents worth.

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    1. Your two-cents is a fortune indeed, when it comes from blogger like you!

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  17. Highlights (if for teens) is pretty decent, but what an unpleasant assortment -- if I can even call it that. Every doctor's office should have at least one good gossip magazine. :)

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