Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The doctor's waiting room

Doctor looking out at the room through his one-way glass, wonders when this evening’s crowd of patients will ever end. Also wonders if he can finally ask his receptionist out to a drink after work.

Receptionist looking at the coiffeured woman in her mid-40s, immaculately dressed, each hair in place. Wonders if this is the person the doctor talks of cheating his wife with.

The woman in her mid-40s looks quietly over her fashion magazine at the young man sitting near her in his 20s, in his tight-fitting jeans, chewing gum, and wonders what it will be like to have a fling with a guy like that, all muscles and no brains, no strings attached.

The young guy chews his gum and openly stares at the teenage girl right across from him, and thinks up a dozen situations of them together. He keeps staring at her, willing her to look at him.

The teenage girl feels openly resentful of that gum-chewing idiot salivating all over his shirt, and staring at her. She needs someone with class, like that grey-haired man in the corner chair, who looks like he owns a corner office too, and would know how to dress a young lady in diamonds.

The grey-haired man waits for his turn to go in to meet the doctor, who he has been seeing for months now, with no other reason except that he has a huge crush on him, and today, he finally plans to confess his love for the doc.

13 comments:

  1. Lalita KambhampatiMarch 24, 2010 at 9:17 AM

    That is why the earth is round and not flat. Life and relationships work in a complete circle:)

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  2. Gud one, Janey. Got it!

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  3. such tangled web, masterfully woven. and what setting!
    i guess you have been to the doctor too many times lately :)

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  4. The full circle, nice. Fiction? Non-fiction? (or semi?)

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  5. To Flickering cursor : is there a difference?
    To Lalita :Trust you to take it back to Science :-)
    To Puja : filmi ?

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  6. Is this a Riddle? I am still trying to find a Catch. I have read it 11 times atleast.

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  7. Not sure if you are gonna take this as a compliment (but I mean it as one!) , but this style reminded me so much of Archers's short story "The grass is always greener" :) nice post..simple and kept me hooked till the end

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  8. not sure if you are gonna take this as a compliment (But i mean it as one!) but this post reminded me so much of Archer's short story "The grass is always greener" :)
    Nice post..simple and kept me hooked till the end

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  9. kahani mein twist...nice! Where were u in all this???

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  10. debjani, i was the gum-chewing guy in tight jeans ;-)

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  11. i can visualise this as a film. lets make it!

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  12. hilarious!!! and i'm sure you were sitting there and staring at each one of them in turn! :D

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