Tuesday, May 13, 2008

"You could have killed me back there !!" said the cycle guy..


It was funny...shocking....n ironical....

It happened yesterday...while i was drivin my car in hectic traffic...i didn't hit his cycle or push him...But he accused me of nearly killing him...

It was a single lane road n traffic was as usual hectic at 6:40 PM....i was overtaking a bus n got stuck midway....a cycle guy tried to overtake the bus....yeah..by crossing the teeny space between my car n the bus...I dunno why i was annoyed...I honked my horn with full force (don't ask me why i did that...may be because i jus wanted to frighten him n teach him a lesson or so....)..Then it happened...he lost control n fell on the side of the bus...God..he was lucky not to fall infront of the wheels n the bus was not movin... :-0 ...the traffic eased a bit n i 'moved on'...(what do you expect me to do...??he was ok...no injuries...)....

Then i went inside our scan centre(my Dad's place)...n while i was parkin the car...the funny cycle guy came infront of my car with a Bruce willis look...(yeah...apparently he followed me to tell me about my "rash drivin" back there)...i took a good look at him...he was in his 30's...

He said "you could have killed me back there...why are you such a rash driver...??can't you wait till i overtake the bus....oh..So you don't respect the guys who ride in cycle..."
n then he started talking about all kinda upper class lower class shit n that he too had a lot of influence...all the time i was tryin to explain that it was his mistake back there...But NO....he didn't even listen to me...

Then he started realizing the situation..."he was in my place...'not his area'....."
Our employees started mobbing around him...he gave a jerry mouse look n started blabbering n left quickly...I couldn't stop myself from havin a smile...thus ended my hilarious incident with the funny cycle guy...

So...the mistake was purely his...(yeah if you consider me honking horn a mistake...yeah part of it was mine too...)...he shouldn't have tried to overtake the bus by coming in between the bus n my car...he might have been in a hurry...But who isn't ?? all 1000 odd guys in that traffic were in a hurry...yet he survived...

Why shout at me ?? Why give me that stupid lecture on 'upper class don't respect lower class shit'....??
Perhaps he was more pissed off about his life ..perhaps he wanted to take the anger out on someone else.....perhaps he wanted to overtake the bus to prove himself worthy of something...lols...

I cant explain really...
As i said he was a funny cycle guy with a jolna bag on shoulder...

Sunday, May 11, 2008

I'm cryin out loud...Stop,Listen n Judge me

This is a 'know-about-me' post....

I'm not a chatter box....i know that i'm reserved n not an open book...But that doesn't give the right for the person next to me to make a prejudiced opinion about me...(well..most people do..)

So i decided to post this know-about-me post for all my readers( ??!! well..not much...who am i kiddin??)

KNOW ABOUT ME n 'COMMENT' ON MY CHARACTER...(yeap..i'm givin you the right to judge me..)

  • Sitting alone doesn't mean that I am lonely n sad n depressed or anything equally negative. ok..?It simply means that I am involved with myself n its PERFECTLY normal.
  • Accept it: I am not a chatter box(except with a few friends) ok...I don't talk much. so while talking to me, the onus of steering conversation lies on YOU.
  • I DON'T LIKE PEOPLE ADVISING ME...givin me their piece of mind...i not only get really bored but...i get highly irritated by it too...n its jus a matter of time before i start shouting your shortcomings...so..BEWARE..
  • Stop complaining that I don't call you often. You are not the only person on this earth whom i know and I cant possibly call up everyone...n i'm not the sorta person who likes to chat via phone to keep in touch...so..if i wanna speak to you...i will...i will never call you jus to ask 'how u are' n 'how is life'...
  • Stop askin "so...havin a lotta galfriends in college??" Cos...i'm never good when it comes to girls n so stop pestering me...n why is it so important to you now??
  • You can criticize me mildly n subtly but Never ever tell me 'what i should do'....cos chances are YOUR OPINION DOESN'T MATTER...
  • I tell a lot of stupid lies...i know that..its like a package deal...it comes with me...But..when i tell something really seriously....Believe it...cos not believing it,not only does piss me off...but also makes me go in to the 'piss that guy immediately' mode...n i'll make you pay..
IN CASE U HAPPEN TO READ THIS POST, DONT BOTHER TO ENQUIRE IF THEY REFER TO YOU. IF YOU THINK THEY DO, THATS ENUFF!

I dunno why i'm postin this here in my blog...definitely i dunno...Cos most of these 'cryin out louds' are for people outside of blog-o-sphere...But who cares...i got it outta my mind..n thats it...

Saturday, May 10, 2008

I wish everyone had a blog...

what if everyone of your friends,family members,cousins,professors,enemies,employees had a blog ?????
a blog where they can express their own unbiased opinions...their likes n dislikes...life happenings...
what if...???



GOD....I WISH.....'every one had a blog'


->Life wud be so uncomplicated...

->You can avoid all sorta formalities...("hi how are you?""whats up?""So,hows life goin?""went somewhere recently ?"...etc...)

->No one will have a wrong view about 'who you are' ...(that is if you publish what you believe..n if you are not a hypocrite)

->Good news or Bad news...you won't have the problem of telling everyone(u jus hav to publish the post with a single click)...n everyone will be wishing you or consoling you (in the comments section)

->Everybody will know what your interests are(of course u publish em in your blog)....n they wont be borin you with lectures which you aren't interested...(of course some people will still bore you...well...they are insensitive n 'borin' ...leave 'em)

->There won't be a conversation block...you know that times when you are with a person n you cant talk anything with him cos you don't know much about him...Now..you can start a discussion right away with anyone(cos you wud hav read their opinions in their blog..)

->You won't have to be afraid of those 30 mins cell phone conversations...where both of you 'talk' for the first 15 mins and then one says "hmmm...","then..." for the next 15 mins...

->What if your enemies had a blog ??
well... u can know your short comings(which your friends won't say)
u can know about 'who you really are..'
n in due time...u can make friends out of them..

->What if your professors had a blog ??
they can publish gossips about students
they can show they have a sense of humor too..
they can nick name students...n all..

->What if your employees have a blog ??
you can tell exactly n instantly who is a 'kiss ass employee'....

->You don't have to worry about keeping in touch with everyone...the readers(those who know you) have to worry about that...

->Parents n Family members can know 'the kind of person you are when with friends'...
cos most boys n gals nowadays don't talk about these with their folks...(actually i don't....dunno about others)

->There won't be any reason to be pretentious....'you' can be 'yourself '

->n finally 'LIFE WOULD BE Soooooo SIMPLE n UNCOMPLICATED'

Yeah...i wish....But the truth is....

My parents n most of my friends dunno what a blog is...
My professor thinks blogging n spending time in internet is waste
My enemies ..well i dont have one....(i do ??!!)
My country,India is conservative('say no to orkut' remember?),rebellious(intolerate sometimes)...so u can never publish your very true opinions


yeap...thats my very true n honest opinion....
BUT ...STILL........ I WISHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.....

Monday, May 5, 2008

The ignorant medical student...not an easy job..


You know.... 40 %(may be less..) of medical students in college don't know shit about medicine...they might have passed a few subjects along their course...but thats all attributed to their story writing skills n not medical knowledge...its only during their final year's final few months,they twist their brains to learn....

n I'm a proud member of the '40% dont know shit about medicine' fraternity(D.K.S.A.M)...n i'm renewing my membership every year.....I have 'attitude in mouth' syndrome....i don't open my mouth even when questioned....

But sometimes our fraternity guys open their 'D.K.S.A.M' mouths n the following happens....

A few instances where ignorant D.K.S.A.M guys opening their mouth (includes mine too...)..

IMS - ignorant medical student

1)
In ophthal class...
Prof - "now students....note the congestive veins in this patient's cornea..n tell me what disease it is associated with..."
IMS - (askin the guy next to him..)"dude...whats cornea...??is it the whity thing or the black circle thing...??? !!"


2)
Prof - "yeah..you...tell me a few adrenal gland tumors you know about..."
IMS - "errrr..."
student next to me -(whispering) "pheochromocytoma...." (he knew only one..)
IMS - "the what ...??!!"
SNTM - "pheochromocytoma da..."

prof - "do you know or not..??"
IMS - "i don't know sir..."


3)
Senior Sir - "hear the mid diastolic murmurs in this patient...its a classic case...n the murmur is well appreciated"
Me - (tryin to hear the murmur in my stethoscope)
Senior Sir - "can you hear it da ??"
Me - "I can hear it mildly sir...very mildly.."
Senior Sir - "really...where did you place your steth...i didn't hear shit da"
Me - "errr....sir ...(whispering) i was jus pretending too..."
Senior Sir - " !!! "

4)
My Friend - "wats the average lifespan of platelets da??"
Me - "may be 2 or 3 weeks or 100 days..."(me thinking deeply...)
My Friend - "are you sure..??"
Me - "Damn it... i knew that stupid lifetime... when i was studying 12th std..."
My Friend - "yeah..MBBS totally made a fool out of you.....SHUT UP.."


see...its not as easy as you think...playing the role of 'ignorant medical student'.....
it has its own hardships n embarrassing moments n you need to shut your mouth 90% of the time...n during the remaining 10% where you open you mouths....just be damn sure that its only for eating n yawning during lectures.....

see ya all in my next post...

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Sicko Film review n Health care awareness...


The title might be confusing to most of you...whats a film review got to do with health care awareness...?? (are you alrite Arun ??)

Answer:
Pls see the film 'SICKO'......It deals with health care systems in most developed countries n criticizes the health care systems in US ( ??!! )

For those who have not seen the film...a small preview..

Whats 'Free Universal Health Care' ??
Its a health care system funded by govt which covers all citizens of a country n provides them with free medication n surgeries...practiced in all developed nations except in US....

Health care in France,Canada,UK,Cuba :

-> free universal health care systems in all nations
-> you jus walk into a hospital ...get the treatment n pay no bills...
-> in UK..u pay only for medications...6.67 pounds for any quantity of any medicine...30 pills or 300 pills...n if u r over 60 yrs of age u get it for free...
-> in UK..the cashier provides you with money....yeap....if you dont have enough for traveling..
-> noooooo cost for staying in rooms...
-> in France...Govt provides assistance for newly delivered mothers by sending a employee to do the laundry n cooking...
-> in France , there are house call Govt doctors...ie.,you jus call a doc in case of emergency to your home...n he treats you..for free..

How does Govt pays all this money...??? (the big question)

HEALTH TAX...you may think "oooh...the Govt drowns them in taxes..."
NO....you know what are the expenses faced by a french family ...

1 house rent (of course)
2 Health tax (once in a year)
3 vegetables
4 fish
5 tourism

there is not much you need to spend if the govt pays for health care n u don't have to worry about future illness too...also the Health tax they pay is also utilized for Preventive medicine...kick the disease before it sucks on to you...its constructive n good...

So..come again..Why is this not practiced in US then ??

Actually...Bill Clinton proposed a health care model similar to this...BUT...it didnt come into act...cos the opposition parties felt that the Govt was influencing their life..it was communism...ooohhh...'communism' the same thing that US has been fighting with for decades...how can we allow it....??so the proposal was Dropped...

So wats practiced in US now ??

MEDICAL INSURANCE COMPANIES run the health care up there....the cost of health care is sooo high that most of the citizens need a compulsory medical insurance policy to survive...

n wat do insurance companies do???

Its a company after all...not a service.. they look to earn more n more profit.....thats it...they reject a number of insurance appeals....jus stating that its against their TOS Terms Of Service (seriously,which patient can read that 1000 page booklet???)

RESULT ->> Patients dont get adequate care...no preventative care absolutely cos no insurance plan gives you money for taking CT or MRI for preventing a disease...n patients become bankrupt...they have huge debts...loose jobs...some times they DIE....

Hey Arun where is the movie review u were talkin about...??

ok...the movie is shot as a documentary...it has mild humor...mostly like British humor...
Really entertaining (i never left my pc for the entire movie)...n 'informative'...
but towards the end it gets a little bit melodrama like...

the movie already has created mass awareness in US....its definitely worth watching...i watched it thrice...(a documentary...) ..i showed a few scenes to my friend (ashwin) who came to my home n he luuuuuuved it...n asked for a copy in pen drive..

how the movie affected me ??

as a person associated in medicine field (still studyin MBBS..but not learning much..so only 'associated') ....the movie was AWESOME..the movie had a huge impact on me..previously i felt like that US has one of the finest medicine n health care available...yes it still has a fine system...
But..."i would not like to work in such a highly money minded system...."as said by a British doctor in the film...

Hey stupid Arun....wat about Indian Health Care System ?? you do live in India remember dumb head..??

well...i'm doin a lot of reading...of course about Indian Health Care...

Saturday, May 3, 2008

"WHY GOD WHY ??!!" in past week...

A few things that made me think "why god...WHY ??" in the past week...

1)
I went to Chennai last week to attend my friend(Pranesh) brother's engagement...was in GRT palace hotel lobby....was waiting for my other friends to come...there were a few magazines in the table..'cosmopolitan' 'femina' 'elle'...

n the covers of the magazines read...
Cosmopolitan - "15 ways to achieve great orgasms" (there are 15 ??!! seriously??)
Femina - "Does size matter - for women and men" (dude...you could have said it directly..this euphemism sucks...)
Elle - "tone up your bosoms" (i dont wanna comment on it....even 'Boobs' sound better...)

n there was this cute girl with bluetooth headset in her ears sitting infront of me n my friend(what might she think if i read any of those??) n a really old couple on other side(who cares whatever they think...)...
i thought for a few mins....then finally made up my mind...n decided to read cosmopolitan...as i was about to pick it up....the hotel doorman opened the door to my friends (pravin & co)...SHIT.....

WHY GOD....WHY ??!!


2)
Went for a showroom called 'Waves' the next day for shopping with my mom n sis...i went for the men's floor... chose three t-shirts (its customary that my t-shirts are approved by mum before buyin)...so i went to the gal's floor...n my mom n sis haven't finished choosin...so i decided to wait in a nearby chair...waiting aside me were other fathers..grandmas..n a few moms...

WHAT A PLACE TO WAIT....(pls pls pls ..dont think me as a pervert....)
Cute gals all dressed up in trendy wear came to the waiting lounge to get their parents approval...it was like 'Wills indian fashion show'....n i was one of the (drooling) judges (except that if i expressed my views i would be severely reprimanded..)
n there was this really skinny n cute gal in a camouflage skirt askin her mother's views everytime she tried on a new top...
as i said 'watta place to wait'.....

she chose a lime green tshirt or something like tat...n went to change...n as i was waiting(read drooling) for her arrival...my sis called "Arun...we are on men's floor...where are you??"...

WHY GOD ..... WHY ??!!

seriously ....its that bloody damn Murphy's law(for those who dunno what is it...read this)....that guy Murphy is clinging on to me like a monkey on back...

Friday, May 2, 2008

Metaphorical Completion of Expectations


Its about time i said about 'her' ....

The event was my school alumni get-together...it was in a small hall in a hotel...i went there in my fav black shirt...i think i was the last one to the party...the hall was full when i got there...cheers everywhere...I was searching for familiar faces(i went to another school for higher secondary education..11th,12th...)...I found my gang of guys...but i was still searching for that familiar face...one of my pals saw me...i gave up my search n joined my gang...we were dissolved in nostalgia...everyone was connecting with their past...while i was searching for it..

ah..found her(she-who-shall-not-be-named) at last...she was there dining....giggling with her friends...that familiar face of her's ...i cant take my eyes of her...she saw me...waved her hands towards me...i smiled...in a few mins we were talking all kinda formal talks...Silly questions "how are you?","how is college?","you are still in touch with everyone it seems..."..blah blah..

Suddenly she asked..."were you having a crush on me durin school days ??"...GOD...how did she know...i noticed the expression on her face..she wasn't smiling now...i felt awkward..i nodded my head...she smiled

"Do you still like me now ?" she asked....i noticed that most of the gathering were looking at us...they were trying to overhear our conversation...But it did not matter...I did not think twice..i knew this was the moment..I stared at her face...n with the entire crowd of school alumni around us...
i said..."Present sir"...GOD... I should not have answered the attendance ...i should have continued with my day dreaming....But the moment was lost n the boring lecture class came to an end...n also my day dream...I always loved day dreaming...n i always will...(yeap...i'm creative...)
Yes...Dreams metaphorically complete patterns of emotional expectation and lowers stress levels...
Dreams also let the mind express things that would normally be suppressed in the waking world, thus keeping itself in harmony. Dreams may also offer a view at how future events might proceed....

Hope to answer her in the future...whenever we meet next (probably in next lecture class..he..hee..)...