I'm so glad y'all mentioned earplugs - such genius! In almost every waiting room-type situation, there's always someone who wants to strike up a conversation or comment on whatever dreck is on the waiting room tv. I'm usually messing about on my phone or tablet, but that doesn't seem to deter them. Although if I always kept an extra pair of earphones in my purse, I could go ahead and plug them in and just pretend like I was listening to something. bwahahahaha!
Glad you made it out so quickly, PerriP