Roll with me on this one.
Imagine a waiting room. Your typical waiting room for a dentist or doctor or shrink… Wait, what? Not that I would know what the waiting room of a shrink looks like. العاب للفوز بجوائز حقيقية Anyway, are you imagining it? You know the poor interior decorating. الرهان في سباق الخيل The chairs that uncomfortable to sit in for two minutes, let alone forty-five. Usually there is an aquarium with your basic assortment of gold fish, clown fish, and nearly dead fish. And the magazines. Oh good gosh, the magazines. Is it too hard to ask for an up to date Sports Illustrated? I mean, don’t get me wrong, it’s cool reading about the Summer Olympics, but only at least during the same year of the Summer Games. And you’d think they could at least balance out the number of sports magazines to the number of celebrity gossip magazines. But how can I complain? I really want to know who wore it better between Kirsten Dunst and Beyonce Knowles. (Sarcasm)
Anyway, I think we all know what a waiting room looks like.
Now imagine in this waiting room you have developed in your first level of dream state that there are three old men. One of the men is really old, the other two are in probably in their 60s. They are all just sitting there.
And waiting some more.
The oldest man sits there and sees people going in to see the doctor. He keeps making excuses as to why they are going in before him. But after each person goes in before him, he claims, “Don’t worry. I’m going to be next. You’ll see. I’m next.”
However, no matter how many times he claims it, no one believes the old man. The waiting game has changed and he just can’t keep up.
He came close to going back to see the doctor one time. But the old man claims that some random guy screwed up his chances of going back. Whether that guy did blow it for the old man or not, one fact remains: the old man has yet to go back to see the doc.
While he waits, some people who have already been called into see the doctor, leave, come back, wait again, and STILL get in to see the doctor AGAIN before the old man has been called in. The old man just gets more and more embarrassed as each person passes him in the wait.
The second old man remains pretty quiet. He doesn’t make a big deal about not getting in to see the doctor, nor does anyone really realize that it’s been a while since he’s been in. He’s been called to the desk a couple times. It was then that the others in the waiting room thought that it was finally his time. But each time he has gone back to his seat, as each time it was merely just a false alarm. After realizing this, he’d drop his head, turn around and sit back down to wait some more.
Finally, there is the third old man. He is obviously the youngest of the group, but still an old man nonetheless. He hasn’t been to the doctor since moving to his new town many years ago. His one friend, who he doesn’t like that much, made the same move as him and has seen the doctor five times. This has obviously been irking the old man, so he has been very anxious to be the next one called to see the doctor.
Then the time comes. The door opens. The nurse walks out, clipboard in hand. She checks her clipboard, looks up, and begins scanning the room for the person whose name is on her chart. As she makes eye contact with each person and skips over them, each person realizes that it isn’t their time to see the doctor.
She then looks at the really old man. She looks away. It is not him.
She looks at the quiet old man. She looks away. It is not him either.
She then looks at the third old man. She looks down at her chart and back up again before uttering, “Mr. Francisco, the doctor will see you now…
…Your wait is over.”
Congratulations to the
San Francisco Giants
2010 World Series Champions
This is the Giants first World Series title since 1954, when the franchise was in New York. They owned the third longest World Series title drought behind the Cleveland Indians (1948) and the Chicago Cubs (1908).