12 November 2009


***My state of mind today is so anomalous…This is just NOT ME? (Or) is this me?

Am I so perplexed? Is it WORK (or) is it PERSONAL?

Dad’s cataract surgery yesterday was for about 40 mins. I had to rush (got late) in the morning, before he was taken to OT. This was a very simple surgery ( In medical and doc’s terms); but for ME, it was still a surgery, where Dad was made to wear the hospital surgery dress; taken into the room which was full of unknown instruments with staff walking here and there. Didn’t realize, I was praying naively, trying to calm my dad as to how effortless this course of action was and after an hour, he will be back to Normal!!!!

I was sitting out with mom, waiting for the surgery to be over. I strolled across some departments, which made me feel SICKER from within than anything else. How do all the staff- be it docs, nurses, attendants, rest of employees manage to be here every day IN and OUT, seeing so many patients walk in with diverse complexities…How is all this managed? There are departments for every inch in this hospital and you are made to run around multiple times, for the simplest of things. There were people waiting near admission counter, only to book beds for getting admitted…..I met this couple over a coffee, who told the husband needs to be admitted immediately as per the doc, while they have been running around for the admission form and bed availability for hours today…I had enough of the Hospital aroma, where I didn’t want to talk to anyone nor meet anyone. I just wanted to be there for dad, get him out and back home! This is how I felt. Cheers to the entire staff, who can manage all this professionally.

The Nurse attending my dad was astounding (my perception was totally vice-versa) and VERY helpful. She even took time to listen to his stories on politics and Mantralaya trip for which am sure she didn’t have much trace about. She tried her best to be at hand, so he could forget his pain and irritation while I was managing to get the clearance slip! Hope we meet the same lady next week for his left eye surgery….Am planning this much better, now I know how many times I need to run to ground floor and rest, with not all lifts going to all floors. I know need to wait atleast 20 mins to get the token and wait for the medicines….this time will work out better in terms of planning, except for I will not be able to arrange the STRONG COFFEE he craves for every now and then L

***Now back to my abnormal feeling, am still confused…..WHY?

I need some Gyaan stories about people travelling alone on business trips. Is there anyone out there who has travelled on business trip for more than 3 weeks ALONE and managed it fine and managed to enjoy too; in an unknown country? Please contact me to answer my questions or leave your contact!

***The truth I will always vouch for in an Indian Family….

Till the girl gets married, she is always pestered to agree to a guy of the same Caste and Sub- Sub- caste and get married…else it’s the issue of facing the "RELATIVES", than worrying about the Daughter or her needs and space…..Poor girl needs to get married, before the age limit…How old is your daughter? 25? not married? areeeeeeeeeee uffff......what are you waiting for????

Once married, she is questioned by everyone around (this time two times the people) as to why is there no news on Pregnancy…..why? why?why?

Is this all? Heheheeeeeeee…….Hmmm…Not my story though, but for sure most of the women in this land!!!!

***Here’s a piece from Chetan Bhagat’s speech….which I keep reading for my contentment!!!!

don't take life seriously. Life is not to be taken seriously, as we are really temporary here. We are like a pre-paid card with limited validity. If we are lucky, we may last another 50 years. And 50 years is just 2,500 weekends. Do we really need to get so worked up?

It's ok, bunk a few classes, goof up a few interviews, take leave from work, fall in love.

We are people, not programmed devices.....

"Don't be serious, be sincere."


Message to Hobo - You travel all over India and write so beautifully about the details. I love travelling too, but never got to visit the nook and corner you have in your blogs! Apart from South India, others have always been more on Imaginery terms from my read and pics, than a personal experience. But I do want you to visit the southern part and Bangalore. I assure you the feel is so unique!

This is your award from my side buddy!!!


Mohan said...

I can easily relate a couple of things what you have mentioned in this article. Yes, life needs to be really simple. Yet we complicate things so much at times, it is tough to pass through some moments.

Hobo - congrats!

Anonymous said...

We the energy diminishing each second. - Believe it or not it is true. What Chetan said is correct. Old saying each day we are reaching towards the final milestone. Don't worry. The one above who has programmed all such happenings knows how to continue the journey. We should try to be happy and add life into life.
And Thankyou! Thankyou! Thankyou!
For considering for an award.
Thanks a lot. Plz e.mail hobo.he (at) yahoo dot com Will display within blog. Thanks again. Will visit South India for sure one day.
Kerela/Humpi I wish to tour.

Sriharsha bantalpad said...

Gee! Life just cannot be awesome always...its a journey and we need to live with it. Keep the Faith Never say DiE!!!

shwetha said...

There is no oil, if Olives are not squeezed...
No wine, if Grapes are not pressed...
No perfume,if Flowers are not crushed...
Have You felt any pressure in life today?
Don't Worry....
God is just bringing out the Best in you!