Yesterday I had an appointment with a doctor at that early morning hour and she showed up 55 minutes late, like the pretty posh girls of the 20th century.
He didn't apologize, nor did he need to, because if he had, he would still whistle at me. Where has a specialist been seen in a hospital apologizing for the delay of the appointment?
What is a 60 minute delay? Sixteen Sighs of Spain (Estrellita Castro is the same as Diego el Cigala) and a little while in the waiting room, where one always finds comfort: you have to see the bad face that that guy makes...
To me, it seems very good that doctors do not apologize when they receive you with delays of an hour (or two) because we already know that they are polite and pleasant people at dinner, especially when they tell short and funny operating room jokes.
How are you going to protest or wait for explanations if you are the one responsible for the appointment? To begin with, anyone who gets cholesterol, sciatic or flu spots today and goes to the doctor is because he wants to and feels like it since we are the generation best informed about health in the history of humanity.
–I had the appointment an hour ago...
–If I drank lactose-free milk, ate gluten-free bread and walked 85,342 steps every day, I wouldn't be here fighting myself! And you, I see it coming, are one of those who smoke...
Furthermore, isn't it a luxury to spend a little while in the waiting room on a weekday, distracted by the screen that not only gives turns but also disseminates new advice, guidelines and recommendations to prevent all existing and future ailments?
Of course there is always some rioter who comments to his wife so that everyone can hear:
–They could inform!
Medicine is not an exact science and, consequently, health professionals are exempt from apologizing for delays, something that, furthermore, no one asks for, especially since the professional, at bad times, can become frank.
–It's a mess!
A doctor has a pass of honor when it comes to apologizing for delays, a matter more typical of railway workers, pre-constitutional couples and supporters of the process.