Each week at the same time, I report to my doctor's office and receive three allergy shots (ouch!). It seems I'm allergic to every tree, grass, and mold imaginable. Perhaps that's an exaggeration, but not by much. For years I'll be getting these treatments with the goal of building up my immunities.
Following every treatment comes a required 20 minute stop back in the waiting room. This is to monitor any possible ill-reaction to the inoculations.
Not long ago, it occurred to me that sketching the fellow patients during that pause would make for an interesting and challenging weekly excercise. If you look closely, you'll notice one character was drawn twice, a couple of monthes apart. Someday, this series will be a huge study of how Americans wait.