By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Full waiting rooms are bad for a lot of different reasons. For one thing, a full waiting room can cause your patience to run thin. This is especially true if you have a bad headache and need to wait in that waiting room for a few hours to feel better. When a full waiting room is in front of you, it can make you impatient and cause you to want to leave and not go through all the hassles just to get through to work.
Another reason that it is a bad sign to be kept waiting for a long time before an appointment is set is that it can cause your mind to start thinking about all of the other things that need to get done in the future. For example, let’s say that you are at a very important business meeting, and you have an important appointment to make. If you are waiting for that appointment, you might start thinking about all of the things that need to get done and then might even start thinking about what needs to be done now. That could cause you to procrastinate and not get anything done on time.
There are many more reasons than waiting in a full waiting room is considered a bad sign, but these are the main ones. Obviously, there will be some good signs that indicate that it is a good sign when you go into a long waiting room. However, it is still important to keep in mind that waiting in a bad waiting room can be just as bad as waiting in a good waiting room.
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