As a prosecutor, I can't do those things legally or ethically.
But as a blogger, oh boy. . . this is my world and if you run afoul of its laws, I get to decide whether to apply the thumb screws, boiling oil, or put cockroaches in your panties.
So here's a new law, aimed at a noble and ancient profession (no, not that one!): doctors. The law is:
If a person makes an appointment for a specific time, it shall be a felony to make that person wait more than half an hour.
-- a state jail felony for between 30 and 45 mins;
-- a third degree felony for between 45 mins and 1 hour;
-- a second degree felony for between any time over 1 hour.
The following shall not be defenses to this crime:
- apologetic looks from the receptionist
- comments from any member of staff about how busy they are
- that the person is placed in a holding cell (aka examination room), if the waiting is done there instead of the reception area
-- community service : providing free, on-time, and cheerful service to the indigent and homeless.
-- drug / alcohol / anger management treatment : it wouldn't matter if the doctor suffered from any of these. After all, needless treatments are already part of their world.
-- fifty minutes a day, every day for a week, on a hard plastic chair with only a poster of AIDS symptoms and a 1997 copy of Time magazine to look at.
-- at least one bodily invasive procedure, chosen by the victim. If a second degree, performed by the victim.
For repeat offenders . . . hmmm, I'll take suggestions.