Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Parisian Waiting Rooms: Classier Than My Apartment

Parisian doctor's offices are usually in the same building as residential apartments. In fact, the offices themselves often are converted apartments. The first few times I encountered this I found it bizarre (I go into this in more detail in my book, Confessions of a Paris Potty Trainer) but once you get used to it, you can appreciate their charm.

Crown molding, hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows - these are features most of us wish we had in our own houses!

Here are a few snaps of some Parisian waiting rooms:

Parisian Waiting Rooms: My Dentist's Office
My dentist's office is more posh than my apartment

Parisian Waiting Rooms: My Dentist's Office
Check out the (edge of the) marble fireplace!
Parisian Waiting Rooms: The Ultrasound Office
The magazine selection at the ultrasound office is très chic.
Parisian Waiting Rooms: The Blood Lab
Finally, a normal waiting room. This is at the blood lab. I can say with confidence that at least my apartment is nicer than this waiting room, though this is still a nice, clean place to wait before being stabbed with a million needles (seriously, how many tests do they need to run during pregnancy?)

Not a bad place to kill some time before the appointment, eh? Despite all my complaining, Paris really does have its charms.