In the waiting room of the laboratory was an elderly man. Hearing aids plugged his ears. Wiry hairs stuck out of his ears and nose. The thick lenses of his glasses made his pale blue eyes look smaller. He was slouching in the chair.

People quickly walked in and out of the room, each on a mission. His head swiveled on his neck as he followed them with his gaze. As one person was about to exit his field of vision, another person appeared and he rotated his head back again.

Several people passed in front of him in rapid succession. His mouth was hanging open as his head swept through several oscillations.

His head was rotating to the right when a young woman looked at him. She smiled.

“Getting dizzy,” he commented.

She laughed and kept walking. He smiled and rotated his head back.