fuse blew when, even after having taken my X-ray for
the Nth time and the last one being just a couple of
days old, I was again told to take a fresh one. And
I informed the doctor that even my photograph has not
been taken so many times! I also told him that there
was no need to take an X-ray as all the rib bones were
clearly visible. (I was so thin in those days!)
Narayan, our family doctor in Chembur (Mumbai) has the
habit of prescribing 'one tablet three times a day'.
I used to ask him how to gulp the same 'one' tablet
three times a day?
On another occasion, I sat beside Dr. Narayan for a
check up. He leaned towards me, opened his mouth wide
open, stuck out his tongue in full, making the sound
"knaaa...". I looked at his tongue carefully
& said "It looks ok". He shot back "I
know that, I want you to show me your tongue like that!"
What a genius!
ten years back (as usual) I was in a financial crisis.
So, around 20th of the month I requested the accounts
officer to give me Advance Against Salary (AAS). He
refused, saying that as per rules, AAS can be taken
only after 25th of the month. After sometime, I requested
Advance Against Expenses (AAE). He immediately prepared
the vouchers & to fill up the description, he asked
for what expenses I need the money. He almost hit the
ceiling, when I told him that it was for my household
was marriage season and I had quite a few wedding receptions
of my friends/colleagues to attend. It was a very hectic
time in the office and I could only manage a special
appearance in most of these parties. Once I went to
attend a marriage reception party and I met one of my
colleagues Mr. Ketan Patel. He was with his wife and
a 6-7 years old kid. I enquired whether the kid is his
son. With a puzzled look, he answered in negative. After
a while it struck me that Ketan got married only a week
before and the height of it was I had attended his marriage.
You can very well imagine my embarrassment. Well, I
apologized to him profusely. He just laughed it off,
since he knew me very well as an absent minded prof!
When I, along with my parents, had gone to attend my
cousin's marriage, people were busy hunting for eligible
bride/groom. They were so desperate that one fellow
directly approached my father & asked for my birth
star. I told my father to tell him that it was 'vaal
I am sure by now, you all would have realized how true