Hospital waiting rooms smell of fear, worry and hope. They are full of people who have been rudely interrupted from the normal daily course that is their lives. You can tell she was cooking by the stain on her blouse and the smell of beef stew from her hair. And he was probably relaxing because he is wearing oversize shoes with trendy jeans; he undoubtedly left in a hurry.
Hospital waiting rooms smell of support and kindness. It is here that you realize that God created good people and by a sheer stroke of luck He made them your friends and neighbours.