Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Doctors, Art and Wearing Out the Car

Between the two of us, we have visited entirely too many doctors' offices in the past sixty days. This is not a plea for sympathy. We get our entertainment where we can find it.

Monday, though, we drove the thirty-five miles to visit a specialist for BBBH. This office is in...
Hospital name on banner over atrium.
(Click on the blue "B" to bigify.)And the interior of the waiting room is shown in the other two photographs. I am not an interior designer, interior decorator, or otherwise involved in selections of decor for any place outside my own home; and BBBH does that








I nominate this as the most hideous waiting room, medical professional category. The design in the carpet, beige on gray, is enough to give the steadiest of individuals a migraine. The odd chair is less an accent piece than it is a nightmare waiting to be dreamt. And the other chairs are nothing to look at, either.


The tiles on the wall are some one's nod to "art" or "decor" or whatever. Pretty stark, overall. I do not know if this was chosen by medical staff, or if it is standard "hospital" selection. I'm guessing the latter, for the people in the office all seemed normal.

As you read this, we are taking or have taken the thirty-five mile journey yet again, as we did Monday and the previous Thursday, for I am getting a 60 thousand mile, I mean 60 day checkup on the plastic surgery. Sigh.

7 comments:

John Cowart said...

Hi Vanilla,
Yes the waiting room looks grim but I hope the doctors are able to help the two of you and that you come out under flying colors.

Lin said...

Who cares what they look like--are they comfortable??! Why do they always put the most uncomfortable chairs in those waiting rooms?? And loud TV's? Ugh.

I hope all is well and you get a good report from the doctor. :) If you ever come up to Chicago for doctors--you'd better call me!

Secondary Roads said...

Look like if you weren't sick before you came there . . .

Grace said...

I spend no time at all in doctor's waiting rooms because I don't go to doctors but if memory serves me right no matter where, they are all butt ugly and the chairs are uncomfortable and given the amount of they make you wait that is the ugliest part of all.

vanilla said...

John, thanks for the kind thoughts. We keep on keeping on!

Lin, I'm bad. I focused on the negative and neglected to "look on the bright side." Thank you for reminding me; and the good thing was: there was no TV!

It's bad enough to have to drive to Indy; I hope Chicago doctors are not in our future. But if we get to Chicago otherwise, you will get a call!

Chuck, too right, and too often if one is not sick before going to doctor or hospital, he will be...

Grace, you have the most perfectly efficient technique for avoiding such atrocities. You are right. It is the "wait" that is ugliest of all; but on the up-side, the wait was very short this time!

Vee said...

Those IUH people have no taste in decorating?

vanilla said...

Vee, probably a case of "design by lowest bidder."