No Suggestion Is Too Wacky
September 22, 2010 11:25 AM Subscribe
A very close family member is having scary surgery tomorrow. Me and my family members will be freaked out and bored at the same time in the waiting room for an extended period of time. Can you suggest some ways to amuse and distract ourselves?
posted by pazazygeek to human relations (26 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
If it helps, we're a pretty silly and plucky bunch. We will all appreciate the distraction of say, some silly games or conversation games to play. I will not have time or money to pick any physical items up, although i could probably spring for pens or paper or other small and cheap items you could get in a CVS. Nobody is under the age of 18, so mentally challenging things are totally welcome.
Said family member is absolutely going to be fine, we're all very confident, but we're also all a little uncomfortable and worried. It will likely be fine, but there is an outside chance that there may be family drama if we're all cooped up for too long with our anxieties, neuroses and peccadilloes.
I have some time -- I am going to be on a six hour plane right tonight. This is enough time to say, plan a hospital scavenger hunt on the plane, for example. Give me all of your ideas, please.