A Terrible Encounter at the Hospital
I was in a hurry as I had to attend drawing class in an hour and so I kept glancing out every minute, willing for him to come soon. Minutes passed and I was getting impatient. I started thinking of different ways of convincing mom to go back. Maybe she would give in if I was persistent. But I never got to test that as the doctor arrived soon, or at least I thought he was the doctor. A car came stopped in front of the clinic. I was curious to see who the person was, who writes such interesting articles. The door opened and a short man stepped out. His face was only half visible as the other half was dominated by beard. A shudder ran through me as I stared at his face. Well, it was just another patient. We would have to wait more.
I got a call and I went out for a minute and when I came back, mom was standing, ready to go inside. I exhaled, relieved. I went inside and saw the man whom I had seen minutes ago, searching something in the drawer. I stared at him for a second and shook my head. So he was an assistant here. “At what time the doctor will arrive?” I asked him as I stepped inside. He paused his search for a second and gave me a sidelong glance and went back to whatever he was doing. ‘What an attitude he has got’ I thought to myself. Just when I was about to ask him again, he found what he was looking for – a pen. He straightened up and went to sit on the doctor’s chair. He gave me a pointed look and said, “I am the doctor here”. I almost turned around and left out of embarrassment; almost!
I don’t know what I was expecting but it was definitely not this. The beard stood out on his face,giving an impression that he was probably sick. It didn’t look hygienic. I had assumed him as a patient even! What an irony! He definitely was someone who knew a lot but the first impression I got when I saw him, it was no where close to the person I had imagined him to be. I am sure his knowledge is what counts but sometimes, just sometimes, looks do count in creating an impression and the unshaven face is definitely the kind of thing that can ruin this impression.
Until the next post,
Keep Smiling 🙂