Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Carry on doctor

I thought doctors are serious, introverted people who stick to their work day and night - blood, injections, death certificates. I was wrong. Many doctors have active blogs and wonderful friends’ circles. Some even take to politics. Fiery trade union leader Dr Datta Samant was so powerful, when I asked for an interview, he replied: “Meet me midnight, maybe I will be free.” I interviewed him surrounded by labourers.
The Mumbai dentist who fleeced me was active on stage. Once he was doing root canal while murmuring something. I was screaming with pain. He told me: “You create so much drama I will forget my lines for today’s drama.”
There’s this old doctor in Chennai who will rip the rich. But when it comes to poor he will melt. A poor relative of mine used this weakness. After getting the prescription, the uncle will shake his fingers through his torn shirt pocket. The doctor will smile and say “namaste.” The uncle will escape.
Interestingly, many of my dentist friends are dentist-couples. How is it? Do most dentists fall in love at college? Shucks, why female journalists never followed suit?
PS: Murphy is not leaving me. I had an offer to visit China. I was told I had to leave on Sept.24. On that date, my bitter-half, oh, better-half, is arriving in Dubai. So China, next time.
Hey buddies, read this joke on the Net.
A doc tells patient: “Sorry, you have little time to live.”
How long?
“10.”
“10 what? Years, days?
“9,8…” continued the doctor.

32 comments:

  1. Hope you go to China soon. And that you will click a lot of pictures and then share it on your blog.

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  2. i think its not just dentists, doctors are couples. i have feeling its not due to romantic reasons more of commercial clinic considerations. and mostly their children or child will be a doctor too..

    the drama dentist was toooo funny.

    btw do you ever worry about an earthquake occurring when you have dentist working on you?

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  3. whats China compared to the World:)

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  4. I loved your Mumbai dentist,memorising his lines while doing a root canal.

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  5. ha ha ha...yet an other one....well m on the way of becoming a doc ..... and regarding the dentist couples thing....there are many dentist couples at my clg.... :D...
    nice joke.... hehehhe

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  6. Bitter half...uhmm. I would like to know what is her reaction:)

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  7. Haha...My parents are dentist/orthodontists ....typical fell in love in college love story!
    So on the mark! :D

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  8. No, I think doctors along with so many other health care professionals generally have a wicked sense of humour - I truly believe it is one way for them to cope with all the misery they see.

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  9. can you give me your bitter half's mail id? she needs to read this post..not only doctors, even lawyers are nice people too..agree or i will sue u :P

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  10. doctors are more like couples agreed. even the kids turn out to be doctors.. and yeah i got a few mates who are docs and the stuff they come out with amazing... sense of humour is for sure

    Joke was funny in the end :)

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  11. Dentist post ..aiyo !!! Bhago...!

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  12. Well; can any one tell why removing Wisdom tooth is expensive?
    .. is it because, fools will have to pay more?

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  13. back to blogging after really long! and nice to see a refreshing new look to your blog...

    after reading your experiences it seems like you come across people from varied streams :P

    like always a lol-able joke in the end!

    i like!

    :)

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  14. Ha ha...LOL @ the last joke! You should take your wife also along with you to China! Waiting to see pictures and travelogues :)

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  15. @ ramesh ,as a dentist ,i can tell u reason for most dentist couples.you see... a dentist guy would prefer a dentist wife in his clinic, and a dentist wife would find it much easier to settle down in her husband's clinic and work ,rather than taking the huge responsibility of financing and managing the clinic ,and also the house.so it's all prepalnned!hehe..well i have married a engineer ...so no comments on me!

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  16. Pretty much all my close friends here in the USA are doctors. Humor, fun and party is their way of life. I heard the funniest jokes from these doctors.

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  17. Joke is good. And, btw which journo were you eyeing during your journalism days? :). You find the same happening among doctors and IT crowd. Sometimes, it could be due to the close proximity, which people doing the same course are in or because of commercial considerations.

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  18. China!...WOW...what a miss!...hope the offer will open again!
    Loved the joke!

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  19. doctors are fun..infact most of em are handsome! See what i mean?

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  20. Get under the skin of the doctors, you"ll find they are real people:)

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  21. Very funny:)

    I am a doctor's daughter btw:)

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  22. Lol...female journalists v.s. Bitter err...better half? Lol.

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  23. I think doctors have to have a funny bone, a sense of humor to be able to cope..its their coping mechanism as a doctor buddy of mine tells me. He says we will go in depression and an outlet is needed..the more sensitive ones cant survive here.

    Btw have you read a ghazal I wrote on 'we even cry the same way' Ramesh?

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  24. hmm....I believed...Doctors are bad listener....

    Good post though..

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  25. Journos v/s Bitter-half!! Hehe..
    If your b-h sees this, you'll get the hardest time of your life..!
    If u do go on a China trip, be sure to post pics..!
    Me likes You buddy :)

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  26. Your dentist is right;) About time Srimathi comes and looks after you...China can wait!

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  27. China trip real or drama? cos to impress her but i believe you buddy:):)

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  28. Ramesh, you never fail to extract a smile.Keep it up.

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  29. hehehe :D so was the drama successful :D ..
    I prefer to stay away from doctors.. specially dentists and their weapons :P

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  30. Is your better(bitter) half reading this blog? Are you still in good health? :p

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  31. Hi,

    Dtas a real good one!!!Iam a dentist myself..Yup treatment is expensive in UAE...My bro had private practice in Muscat for few years..Now he is in chennai...i have a private practice too!!Have a dental blog too!!www.samsondentalclinic.blogspot.com

    Dr.Sameena@

    www.lovelypriyanka.blogspot.com

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