Waiting Room Wonderings

Hello my lovely readers,

Today I had the ‘wonderful’ opportunity to sit in a waiting room for about three and a half hours. Gotta love waiting for the ophthalmologist for an entire afternoon, right? Quite the riveting experience. Thanks for bearing with me, Dad ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyways, while I was sitting there, I spent a lot of the time looking around and observing how people behaved. Don’t worry, I wasn’t that creepy person in the corner staring at everyone, I was of course much more stealth than that. Wow, people are fascinating, aren’t they? I feel like when we are stuck in a small(ish) area for such a long period of time with complete strangers, it definitely changes the way we act. I for one, felt slightly impatient and well, bored. I’m sure everyone else had different feelings and emotions, and some were definitely more outspoken about it than others. Either way, there are for sure certain things that we should all try avoiding when sitting in a waiting room.


Yup, you guessed it, here comes the Zoey-valuated Waiting Roomย Do’s and Don’ts… the first two are pretty similar to my laundry room advice post:

Indoor Voice –ย Speaking too loudly is not too fun for the people around you. Believe me, this one can be hard for people like me… I have a naturally loud voiceย 

Personal Bubble –ย People like privacy and breathing room ๐Ÿ™‚

Comfort-level – There is a fine line between making yourself comfortable in your seat, and making yourself ‘at home’. AKA spreading out all your belongings around the room? Not so good.

Kids – So, having your kids with you happens a lot, totally okay. Also, kids are noisy, that’s just the way it is, and we love them for it. All you can do as parents is try occupying them with quiet activities… maybe a little talk with them beforehand about indoor voices ๐Ÿ™‚

Smells – Sadly, people are sometimes allergic to perfumes and such, so maybe don’t put on too too much this time ๐Ÿ˜‰

Talking with others – Everyone’s different, some people are more talkative than others. If you wanna talk to your waiting room neighbour, try assessing what they prefer and go with that.

Receptionist / Front Desk –ย If voicing your concerns, try being as polite as possible ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

Patience – This one is hard for me… I feel like I get fed up with the waiting pretty quickly. So, I try little self-soothing techniques. My favorite one? Getting myself a coffee, keeps me happy and occupied. Then, there’s remembering to breathe, always a good thing ๐Ÿ™‚ Just please, whatever you do, try not to pull a Mr. Bean… I know you want to get in quicker, but stealing another person’s spot in line is not cool. I still love Mr. Bean, though… what an awesome guy! ๐Ÿ™‚ย 


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One thought on “Waiting Room Wonderings

  1. Lise Lacroix

    February 16, 2017 at 5:09pm

    OMG that is way too long to wait. I hope the doctor had to leave for a major emergency or something, orherwise its just not acceptable!!! Love your tips, made me smke!!!

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    • zoeyvaluatedblog

      February 17, 2017 at 1:49am

      Not sure why he was so late, but everyone was annoyed. Not only that, but they also sent us to the wrong waiting room at first! They sent me to see the wrong doctor ๐Ÿ™

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  2. Ewa

    February 17, 2017 at 4:12pm

    Fortunately I was not able to spend as much time in the waiting room.
    It sounds madly. That’s enough time to write a post, rethink whole life
    or die if it is something serious.

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    • zoeyvaluatedblog

      February 18, 2017 at 12:30am

      Yep, I definitely could have written a whole book in that time!
      Thanks for the comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

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