Saturday, June 19, 2010

Dose of his own medicine

So today I donated a large amount of blood (15 ml to be exact) at a clinic as part of a pre-insurance-policy check-up. As I waited for the next round of tests, my attention was drawn to the guy sitting at the dispensary, and in particular his bellowing voice. Seated in front of him was a construction worker, and the dispensary guy was explaining the dosage of the medicines to him. Perhaps apprehensive whether the worker could understand him, the dispensary guy was speaking very slowly, as if to a small child, and very VERY loudly. So much so that everyone in the waiting area could clearly hear the dosage instructions.

"THIS ONE... AFTER MAKAN (food)... TWO IN THE MORNING... TWO OKAY? TWO IN THE AFTERNOON... AND TWO IN THE NIGHT... OKAY? YOU UNDERSTAND? AFTER MAKAN, OKAY??"

And then he picked up the lozenges. And that's where the fun started.

"AND THIS ONE... YOU DON'T... YOU DON'T..." He struggled for words. "YOU TAKE THIS... AND... AND... YOU SUCK, OKAY?? YOU SUCK!"

The worker nodded vaguely.

"DO YOU UNDERSTAND??? YOU SUCK!" The dispensary guy bellowed again as the rest of us tried to stifle our laughter.

"Yes..." said the worker timidly, picked up his medicines and walked away.

Oh how I would have loved to see him turn back and say, "Oh, by the way, YOU SUCK TOO!!"



19 comments:

Porkodi (பொற்கொடி) said...

GOLD!!!!!!!!!!!

Porkodi (பொற்கொடி) said...

silver!!!

Porkodi (பொற்கொடி) said...

and bronze!!!

Porkodi (பொற்கொடி) said...

MUHAHAHA!!! you suck- rotfl! :D

Swapna Raghu Sanand said...

Yes, after reading the post, I wish u had told him that! That wud have been terrific!

彥安 said...

If the quantity is not a lot, I will hand carry..................................................

Arun said...

#7, Nitrogen!

This slow and loud talking to someone who is assumed to be slow of understanding itself is dumb. The dispensary guy should remember that "just a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down, in the most delightful way". :)

Arun said...

"I donated a large amount of blood (15 ml to be exact)"

You must be a tough negotiator ("like squeezing blood from a rock") :) :) :)

Vandita said...

LOL...It really would've been awesome had he said that to the dispensary guy :P

Meena Maami? Meenu Mommy! said...

:)

Sudeep said...

:)

Ashwin said...

Hahaha... You have to commend the dispensary guy though for his dedication to his work. He did not give up till he was convinced that the patient understood him.

crapcorn said...

:)Gold

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mintdesai said...

भाई, क्या हुआ? आज कल लिखना ईतना कम क्युं कर दिया है ?

Sanchit said...

its unfair.. all metals to one person.. but yes, nice post.. :)

Bivas said...

Likes :-)

Neha said...

The person he was telling to was seriously dumb, else he would have actually said, "u suck!"

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