A TIME TO DIE (fiction)

I have spent more than my share of time sitting in doctors' waiting rooms and I'm always somewhat amused by how people act when they are there. Today I'm sitting in another waiting room, waiting with the daughter of an old friend who is in seeing the doctor. Across the room is a woman flipping through the pages of a two year old magazine; Time, Newsweek, or People, and appearing to be interested in what she's reading.