"A casual consultation is just that - Casual"
This blog has three stories and a couple of statements that may save your life and career.
First Story: Poonam
Major Poonam was getting late for her introduction parade and was rushing out to report in time. She was shouting instructions to her children about breakfast and catching the school bus
Poonam had passed her MBBS from Shimla about 11 years back and had married an Army officer. Later she had also joined the Army Medical Corps. Presently, her husband’s battalion was posted in a non-family field area and she lived with her children in an Army cantonment outside a second tier city. She was working at the local military hospital, which was being inspected by the GOC today. Poonam was proud to be working as MI Room (now called the Casualty) incharge and would be introduced to the GOC in the introduction parade.
“What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell just as sweet.”
--William Shakespeare In Romeo and Juliet
“Sir, may I give you 27C, an aisle seat?” Check-in counter officer at the airlines asked me.
“I would prefer a seat somewhere in the front, if that is possible.” was my request.
His eyes searched around a bit on his computer screen and then he asked, “Sir, only a middle seat is available in the fifth row. Is that all right?”
I nodded and got 5E.
“Foolish the doctor who despises the knowledge acquired by the ancients.”
Meeting ‘Tiddy’ was a momentous and stupifying event for me.
In middle school, about half a century back, we were a gang of three. The gang of Tiddy, Lambu and Motu was infamous for all the mischief that happened in the class. I was Motu, the sluggish one, who liked making plans. The other two were the active ones – the muscles. The name Tiddy (a grasshopper) was given because of his small frame and his penchant for pole-vaulting as a sport.Those were our most fun-filled days.