“I’m sorry, Ms. ______, but you can’t see her right now. Visitor hours haven’t started yet.”
You stand in front of the receptionist desk at the hospital, a large bouquet of flowers delicately arranged in your arms. A couple days ago your grandmother took a nasty fall while dusting off some high shelves in her house. While she didn’t hurt herself too badly with no brain damage or internal injuries, she did end up breaking her hip. It is because of this that she had to go in for hip surgery last night. Not only that, but you’re the only person in your family that’s willing to take the day off work to stick around and make sure her recovery goes well. Only, so far, things aren’t going quite the way you’d planned.
Putting on your best sad expression, you attempt tugging at the receptionist’s heart strings. “I know that visitor hours haven’t started yet, but I was hoping that you would reconsider. I told