Waiting sucks. I get that. We ALL get that. I bring a book to the Dr's office because I know there's a chance I'll have to wait.
We do everything in our power to get you in and out as fast as possible. But especially being a full service hospital, as opposed to just a Dr's office, things happen. The person before you who said they were bringing their cat in "just for a check up" brought in a half dead animal we now have to scramble to try and diagnose and save. Maybe someone ran through the door not long before you with a dog that had been hit by a car. Maybe the Dr. is having one of "those" days and we have to pry him away from Angry Birds to see clients.
Whatever the issue is...it probably isnt the fault of either the receptionist or the tech that things are running late. So please dont take it out on us.
And stay where you are put! Sitting in the exam room for a length of time may be boring, but when you wander around the hospital so when it IS your turn we now have to hunt you down...yeah now the person after you has to wait longer. Which pushes everything back. So please...don't wander. Don't visit the cute puppy in the room next door. If you need to run your dog out to pee, tell us.
We will get to you as fast as we possibly can. I promise!