Yes, TFF.......must always take at least a book, ITablet/phone & NC headphones to block out stupid conversations in waiting room, & the ubiquitous tv blaring at top note, when one goes to medical appointments! I've NEVER been taken in at my appointment time! Why bother to make one? Gives me the @&$/-! Best was my GP, 90 minutes' AFTER time, but said there was an emergency! If $1 per minute late was deducted from cost, they'd soon be on time!
I used to go to a doctor who was always running really late. Ninety minutes was not unusual so I always rang to check how far behind he was before I set out for the appointment. My current doctor apologised for keeping me waiting 10 minutes! I couldn't believe that he was concerned about the short wait after being used to my previous doctor.
I have seen the same GP since I was a child. He is often late so the policy is to ring to see how he is going. I know as a teen he would spend an hour with me talking if I needed it and he has pushed me in in front when I have had an emergency. I don't think I am a favoured patient, but he is a genuine caring person. I am happy to see a doctor who is thorough and cares, so I don't mind waiting.
Stupid people. There're millions of 'em out there, every which way that's possible! It's amazing they see one day's end to the next. In their cars, as pedestrians', making such dumb@&$& decisions' that could cost them their LIVES.
Inane conversation eg my m/i/l could ONLY talk about her kids! Nothing else interested her. And she wondered why her husband didn't get promoted after passing TAFE Courses; bosses would only need to listen to her ONCE, & that would've cruelled his chances!
I am lucky that I can generally avoid the things that bore me. Many TV shows, especially 'reality' shows bore me. I rarely watch TV. Watching sport generally bores me, but it's ok if I know the rules and there is someone I know playing. People who gossip and criticise others are boring.
Parties often bore me. I can't wait until a polite amount of time has elapsed and I can be free of small talk.
As children Mum would tell us to find a trail of ants to watch if we complained of boredom. I am rarely bored when I can occupy myself.
Watching golf and cricket and people who insist on telling everyone how their husband passed away (looking for the sympathy vote) each time new faces appear at the dinner table and depressing, negative people.