A Boston story in 50 words

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Doctors run by their own clock. I was impatient about waiting too long for an appointment and complained to the receptionist. She looked up from her work and said to me, “You are retired, right?”

I replied, “Yes.”

The receptionist continued, “So, what do you do that is so important?”


— HERBERT PENCE, Manchester, N.H.