Study Guide

Slaughterhouse-Five Chapter 9, Section 7

By Kurt Vonnegut

Chapter 9, Section 7

  • Billy travels in time to when he is 16 years old and sitting in a doctor's waiting room.
  • Another man is waiting to see the doctor.
  • The man is elderly and he is having terrible problems with gas. He keeps farting loudly and apologizing.
  • The man exclaims that getting old sucks.