“Have a seat,” said the doctor. “Would you like a cup of tea?”
“No, thanks,” Vera told him. “I’m too upset to sit down. I was just on the train and everyone was so loud.”
“Hmm,” said the doc, stroking his vest. “I wonder if you’ve tried wearing something to block the sound from your ears.”
Vera paced back and forth, shaking her head. “Nice notion, but I still hear all the voices, yelling about the state of the nation and the cost of cat food.”
“Very interesting,” the doc murmured. “Myself, I prefer a raven for a pet. They never starve because they go out and hunt rats.”
“That’s insane,” Vera said.
“Is not,” said the doc. “You’re the patient, never more.”
“I’m leaving this conversation.” Vera headed for the door. “Cancel my next appointment too. I’d rather save the money!”
“Fine!” The doc stamped her file case closed. “Just remember all those rants you hear are coming from inside your own head, ha ha ha!”
After a few minutes the doctor told his nurse to send in his next patient.
“Very funny, Stan,” said the nurse. “It’s time for your meds then off to beddy bye with you.”
Written for Rory’s What’s Your Story Then?
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