As usual I was drifting in blogosphere reading articles and postings and I found some really good ones especially Docs Tokasid's post KANTOI which you can read here
What those idiots gave were stupid excuses. Some were really ignorant but some pretended to 'buat bodoh', but to give those kinds of excuses to doctors got to be the stupidest thing that they could do. They could have thought that if their kampong folks and buddies could buy their preposterous excuses surely a doctor is no different.
I would like to relate a true story here which touches on guilt. Guilt can sometimes make people do stupid things too. If in those cases in the good doctor"s post, the people were trying to hide behind a tauge plant, in mine, its quite the opposite.
Many years ago a friend suddenly walked limping into my house. Actually he was my neighbour. He asked if I could take him to the clinic coz he was worried about right his foot. I looked at it and clearly saw that it was swollen.
"Hey what happened to you"? "
"I don't know la Ajit, but this thing happened after I came back from Padang Besar"
Aah! you pakai the ayam there la?"
"Yes la, otherwise why go there? I am worried la Ajit, you thing this one VD ah?"
"I don't know la, maybe you step on something or what"
"No la Ajit, I did not step on anything, suddenly become like this. I tell you I don't want to go there anymore la, cheh! why I go and take that woman ah?"
So I took him on my motorbike to a clinic in BM town. He was inside with the doctor for sometime and came out smiling sheepishly.
"So what did the doc say, did he give you a penicillin jab?
"No la, aiyo I so malu la Ajit. Before showing him my foot I straight away told him that I went to the border and had some fun. Now my foot is swollen. When he heard me he was quite concerned, and then he had a look at the foot and you know what he said"?
"No, what did he say?"
"He looked at it and say, why, you put your foot inside ah?" When I heard it I don't know what to say la. Then he said nothing la, this is gout."
He was so afraid that it could be VD that he don't mind baring everything to the doctor. If he had misplaced fears because of guilt, then those people the doc Tokasid mentioned, could be suffering from no guilt at all.
And anyway, he kept his promise not to 'cari ayam' for a few months.
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