|Wednesday, November 25, 2009|
|Panel 1: Barbara is at her Ph.D. thesis defence. The panelists are in the room with her, though off panel.|
Panelist: Thank you, Barbara. Please go wait in the hallway while we confer.
Panel 2: Barbara waits in the hallway.
Panel 3: Barbara looks at her watch.
Panel 4: A woman approaches Barbara.
Woman: ...They've left you standing here for forty-five minutes?
Barbara: They've drawn out the torture for eight-and-a-half years; this is not unexpected.
Alt-Text: I seem to remember waiting about half an hour, but I've talked to people left to stew for longer than that.