However, please DO NOT USE my lobby for any of the following activities:
To use a phone (mine or yours) to make political calls on behalf of whatever candidate you're supporting this year. I respect your right to be involved in politics, but my waiting room isn't the place to do it. Not everyone out there agrees with you.
To have the sandwich, pickle, and bag of chips you've been carrying around in your purse. I don't mind you grabbing lunch in a hurry, but spending an hour here eating, calling friends, and using my magazines as napkins is a bit much (If this sounds familiar to you, asking Mary if we had any salt and a can of Sprite was over the line).
To call several local restaurants to set up catering for a party.
To try and sell real estate opportunities to other patients who are waiting to see me.
To see how much more (or less) your specialist co-pay is compared to other patients.
To hand out flyers to see your band play at Bubba's Roadhouse this weekend.
To argue about ANYTHING featured in "People" magazine.
To wait and see if a drug rep with samples of your medicine wanders in, and then assault them.
To ask my other patients what they think of your stock-market investment picks.
To appoint yourself schedule monitor, and tell Mary who signed in before whom.
To get out a scissor and cut coupons, articles, pictures, and anything else that strikes your fancy out of my lobby magazines.