On A Claire Day by Carla Ventresca and Henry Beckett

On A Claire Day

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  1. RanaRavens

    RanaRavens said, over 3 years ago

    Eesh, what a stupid question. There’s a reason why hospitals have waiting rooms, after all.

  2. no1scouse

    no1scouse said, over 3 years ago

    In Canada the ER waiting room is where you sit for six to eight hours waiting for one of the two doctors to see you.

  3. Mrs. H

    Mrs. H said, over 3 years ago

    That’s why the son-in-law needs to be there. The wife and daughter aren’t going anywhere; somebody’s got to bring them coffee and snacks.

  4. hcr1985

    hcr1985 said, over 3 years ago


    I know, right. I have seen people wait twelve hours for a loved one in surgery….that’s what family love is all about….being there in the tough times!!

  5. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, over 3 years ago

    no1scouse: What province were you in? (Probably never been to Canada, just read it in Reader’s Digest.) We never waited more than 15 minutes to see our only doctor, and could have spent the time reading his papers from peer-reviewed medical journals (which he had on his wall instead of Norman Rockwell imitations of concerned doctors by a child’s bedside).

  6. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 3 years ago

    Paul is there staring dumbly with nary a word. You would think him completely illiterate, forced to sign his name with an “X.” In reality he could probably look over the doctors’ charts and offer a professional opinion on what’s going on.

  7. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 3 years ago

    Well, if not a professional opinion, he could at least go over and give Claire a big, comforting hug. And a big kiss on the lips, too. Then he could go over an give his future MIL a big, comforting hug. He can hold back on the kiss. It’s got to be better than just sitting like a lump on a waiting room couch.

  8. no1scouse

    no1scouse said, over 3 years ago

    hippogriff: I’ve lived in Ontario for 43 years. I was talking about emergency, not my doctor’s office, or don’t you know what ER means? The hospital was North York General.

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