I continue with my favorite topic of my interactions with people who happened to have some or the other medical problems and ended up lighting up the environment. This one is a short one for a change!
The Wait is Over?
We routinely do Treadmill Stress Testing for people who are going for Insurance Policies. This is done mostly for people above 45 years of age. One day we had an appointment to do a test for a 29 year old lady. I was surprised when I heard the age, but I had no choice because the Insurance Company had insisted on it.
I was stuck with some emergencies in our Intensive Care Unit and was late for the appointment. This is not unusual in Hospitals. We usually apologize to the waiting persons and carry on with the job. So after a delay of about an hour, finally I managed to enter the Stress Testing Lab. There she was waiting for me; a gigantic young lady whose weight was recorded as 107 kilos. When I did my routine apology job saying, "I am sorry I kept you waiting for so long" she shot back rather curtly, "Uff... Finally the Wait is over..." Being harassed myself by a hectic day; I retorted, "Yes Madam, you are absolutely right. The Weight is indeed Over... And that is why You are here and I am doing a Stress Test for a 29 year old lady"
She was really a very jovial person and hence realized the wit in my lines and started guffawing. And thus a hectic day and a little tense situation ended up in a well-deserved laugh!
To be Continued...