The little boy sitting across from us asked his mother why it was called 'urgent' care when the wait is so long. Presently, the white sign behind the check-in desk says the wait will be 1.5 to 2 hours - which would be more tolerable if (as my sick and frustrated girlfriend pointed out) there was a TV or even some magazines while watching folks sniffing, wiping, coughing and making awkward 'this sucks huh?' smiles at each other.
Anything would be better than being left to focus on memories of those psudo-medical shows where they illustrate how far phlegm can fly when someone sneezes. Good times.
Tagged: med center, santa barbara, waiting times, coughing, sick, flu, complaint, so-called urgent care