Thursday, 23 April 2020

Television - Stories from an ICU waiting room #AtoZChallenge

As I have described before, the first waiting hall led to the second one. And there was one wall-mounted television in each.
The choice of the channel was with the guard posted just outside the first waiting hall, next to the reception area. The receptionist had the remote in her 'custody'. 
It is funny--and tragic--how often there were arguments over which channel to pick. No entertainment channels were allowed. But within the news and educational ones, there were constant tussles. And don't get me started on what time the televisions would be switched off. There are sleep-with-sleep-timer on people and then there are pin-drop-silence-to-sleep people. And I realized that most people are I-don't-care-I-am-in-an-ICU-waiting-area-I-need-things-my-way people.




1 comment:

  1. I usually see either children's shows or the local station (which I guess does air PBS stuff so maybe that's the same one...) I've never really thought about this before. Interesting.

    I hope you and yours are staying safe and healthy during this difficult time.

    J Lenni Dorner~ Co-host of the #AtoZchallenge, Debut Author Interviewer, Reference& Speculative Fiction Author

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