She thrusts a mostly intact prescription order in my face.
Her: Will it take very long to fill this prescription?
Me: That’s one of life’s imponderables, isn’t it? Speaking strictly in evolutionary terms, filling your prescription won’t even take a fraction of an eye blink. However, relevant to your present condition the duration may in fact feel to you much, much longer. I believe Einstein explained it best when discussing his Theory of Relativity- when kissing a pretty girl, an hour seems like a minute. When in the dentist chair, a minute seems like an hour. Unfortunately, the mitigating factors in fulfilling your request- third party issues, quantity of medication requested, current staffing levels and availability, the possibility of equipment failure, even sudden weather occurrences- prevent me from answering your question with any sort of confidence.
Her: I didn’t understand a word you just said.
Me: I know you didn’t.