Yesterday, I was waiting in a seated hospital queue for a blood test, ticket in hand, waiting for my number to be called. A 'lady' older than me walked into the waiting room and she was talking very loudly on her mobile phone. I say talking but really, her language was turning the air blue. She was angry about the hospital refusing to accept her 'non-hospital' prescription. It seems that she wanted everyone within a one mile radius to know how angry she was. She happened to sit right in my line of vision so I couldn't help but see her. I did my best to avoid looking at her. I looked in the other direction and when I looked back, her face was right in mine and she was screaming 'ITS ONLY WORDS DEAR!!' She's lucky I didn't bop her one as I hate people getting into my personal space, plus I was caught off-guard and could have reacted automatically by implementing my previously mentioned bop!
It was 20 minutes before I was called and during that time I sat there planning my revenge. I ended up doing nothing. Today I feel disappointed in myself for doing nothing. The experience is really irking me and I don't know why.
What do you think you would you have done?
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