Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Thought for the day:The patient should be made to understand that he or she must take charge of his own life. Don't take your body to the doctor as if he were a repair shop.....Quentin Regestein

(Isn't that so true? What do you do?)

Next letter for April:

From: Health- April'10
Had a fun time with observations- eye and ear related. At the barber shop yesterday.

There was this guy who came in and told the barber- please take care- last time you left my hair too long and I found out when I reached home...seeing that he was half-bald(You know, that front bald pate, and then that C-shape of hair that goes from one ear, round to the other ear), I smiled wondering which ones he felt were left too long? 

There was this other guy who became so fascinated listening to Bhoole Bisre Geet on Vividh Bharati(yes, the station is very much alive and on FM now-this is progress..:)), that he closed his eyes and began humming to it, till he finally dozed off-the barber had an easy job then. Thank heavens they didn't have the song 'Baal Baal Dekho', oops, I mean, Baar Baar Dekho. That's what it'd sound like, if someone who had a lisp was singing, wouldn't it?
Jokes for the day:
Patient: Doctor, doctor,everyone keeps throwing me in the garbage.

Doctor: Don't talk rubbish.
Did you know(at least,that's what my jovial cousin told me):At a Punjabi wedding, when the cook wants the helper to put more material/mix in one of those huge utensils, he says 'Paado, Paado,Donge mein paado'.(Can someone verify this? We burst out laughing when we heard him saying this)
There was this hospital where all the pretty nurses used to wear badges with a design like an apple. When asked why, they said' It's to keep the doctors away'.
Till next time, keep smiling.:)


austere said...

This letter is exceptional too.Though perhaps 7 km is beyond me.
What they say is walking is an endurance exercise, but for muscle tone you'd have to do weights.

Baba is equally funny at the barber shop.Sach.

Arunima said...

:-) loved your letter. However, I have paid up for the club house,the gym and what nots of the apartment. :-(

shooting star said...

wow, quite heavy duty article writing goin on at ur side!!!
very interesting reads!!!

AmitL said...

Hi,Austy-u're just like my doc-he told me to do some muscle tone,too.:)And,re. Baba at the barber shop-it must be quite interesting when u take him there-hope u recount some experiences.:)
Hi,Arunima-ah well, since u've paid up, u should enjoy it.:)
Hi,Sush-tku so much.:)