He sat in the waiting room
, staring at the big clock
on the wall
slowly tick onward. The clock had Roman numerals
, he thought. Why use Roman numerals? All anybody knows are the Hindu
He was disgusted with Seth Thomas' stupidity
He looked at his watch
, with Hindu-Arabic numbers. Digital. It was 9:48 PM.
The waiting room looked so sterile
. Like it had been sprayed with something. All white
. All of the magazine
s on the endtable were geared towards a 30-50-year-old female audience
. He wondered, Can a magazine have an audience
Earlier that day, he had seen a horrible wreck
. A head-on collision. He saw one of the victim
s partially sprawled out on the road.
He was wearing a wristwatch
It had Roman numerals.
He shot up, surprise
d at having heard his name
for the first time in ages.
will see you now."
"Oh. Okay. Thank you."
He stiffly got up and walked out of the waiting room.
"The doctor's office
is that way." She pointed in the opposite direction