Wednesday 8 June 2011

Waiting for doc/god

The elderly couple sat side by side in the doctors waiting room.
He sat, walking stick upright between his knees, hands placed one above the other on top of the handle and staring blankly at the wall opposite.
She sat, hands clutching the bag laid in her lap, head turned away from him and staring blankly at the door.
"Wednesday today" he muttered.
After a long pause, she replied
"Hmm?" as an acknowledgement to herself that she hadn't really heard him.
"Wednesday today" he muttered again.
Another long pause as she turned her head towards him and reassuringly laid her hand on his sleve in a there-there fashion.
Finally, she confirmed
"Yes, Wednesday today" as the penny dropped with the dialogue.

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