Good Places to Draw People No. 4
Waiting rooms. Doctors’ waiting rooms, official business waiting rooms, any sort of waiting room. As you’ll probably have gathered if you’ve been following my contributions to this blog, waiting is something that I feel is a national pastime for British people. Therefore, they excel at putting together waiting rooms. I don’t feel particularly British – indeed, in many ways, I’m not – and therefore have to distract myself from the business of waiting, which can really be terribly boring. Fortunately, I keep about my person my trusty sketchbook so I can record the body language and expressions of deadly, creeping ennui that cross the faces of my various companions-in-waiting.
Actually, these drawings were made in my Doctor’s waiting room, and it’s really rather pleasant – light and airy with toys to keep the babies happy and a water cooler for thirsty ill people. They never keep anyone waiting for long so it seems churlish not to point that out.