I left home at 6.30 arriving at 7 at AMC. First stop a large coffee and breakfast* at one of their café’s.
BTW, those are not slices of me, if you wondered.
Appointment #1 started @ 7.50, twenty-five minutes before the department officially opened, by 8.30 I was on my way again, going for large coffee number 2. I had time to kill before the next one, so I bought a newspaper and read it front to back the next two hours.
I still had time to kill so I drove on the scooter to Abcoude the village next to AMC and just over the province border. [Yes, I brought my passport with me in case they wanted to check it.] Since the only bar terrace that was open couldn’t be reached by scooter, I just turned around and drove back and went “window-shopping” at an Ikea-style store. By now it was 12.30 and I still had time to kill.
Sitting outside, enjoying the sunshine, reading my Kindle, sipping from a
margarita bottle of water, finishing one book and starting another. By two I tried my luck on appointment #2, no luck at all, they ran out of time of course, so by 15.00 it was my turn, 10 minutes later I made a new appointment for next week. My left eye needs to be lasered on the inside.
So next week I have 3 appointments in the same hospital, in between I just go home, unless they give me a bed to stay over. But I don’t think my insurers will pay for two nights.
*pure chocolate brownie, or as the vendor calls it “a stress breakfast”. I don’t have stress, I just like it… very much.