Anyway, they're usually pretty quick about seeing you, but they have this little routine.
- Wait. In an area that isn't exactly a hallway, but people are walking through there.
- Nurse calls your name.
- You answer and are lead to a cubicle where you're asked to change into one of those hideous gowns.
- You go back to your seat - and wait some more.
- But now you look stupid and exposed in a hospital gown.
Well, today I said no. I said I'm not going to put on a hospital gown. The nurse was shocked. Shocked I tell you. Her eyes were wide with disbelief. She made me repeat myself. I said I really don't want to put on one of those gowns.
"Well, no one likes them, but we're very busy today."
"I'm a really fast undresser," I said.
She looked doubtful.
"Really fast," I emphasized.
Anyway, I didn't put on the gown and I did undress fast. I'm certain that I took no more time than wearing one of those hideous gowns, since I generally have to fumble with the ties.
And when it was all over, I got dressed again fast, too.