Timing

This is a great day with great timing… Noon has just passed and I’m already 2 hours late…

In the morning, I had one of my quarterly hospital appointments. When I arrived there, I was informed by a note on my doctor’s door (which I got translated by another staff member) that my doctor was running late and would not be in the office until 10:30, more than one hour after my original appointment.

Usually that’s not a big deal, because my schedule is rather loose, but just today it happens that I have a deadline, need to finish two other things (including writing this post), and I have to go shopping for some souvenirs because I will see friends in Kobe this afternoon. As we want to go to a museum which will close at 5 pm and have dinner afterwards, I can’t be much later than already planned.

At least I could do a little something while waiting for the doctor’s arrival – as you get this cell-phone style beeper, you don’t need to sit and wait before the office anyway, which was good – in the one hour I had I went shopping and picked up my writing utensils from home, which is only 10 minutes away thank goodness.

Still, when my appointment was finally over, one and a half hour later than planned, I just made it in time for the extra long queue in front of the payment counter; and when this was done, there was, of course, an extra long queue in the pharmacy as well (you have to pick up your medicines in “your” pharmacy not later than 2 days after the prescription, so that could not wait). So, altogether, I am now running two hours late. I’ll have to get on the bus in about one hour – and I have the feeling I haven’t done anything just yet…

Isn’t is always the same – just when you think everything is running just fine, you have a severe onset of Murphy’s Law…

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