Wednesday, January 30, 2013

some people think they rule the world....


all resident doctors in the hospital have their personal car park slots, as do the doctors of most other public & private hospitals. this helps when we need to see patients in a hurry, eg. for emergencies.

even if they don't have a named parking slot, they will at least be alloted a specific common space for this purpose.

for most of us who are used to this privilege, it irritates us no end when we find someone else parked in our slots. most times, the culprits are visitors or patients themselves, esp during peak hours.

so, you know how i felt when this happened to me today. the car was an A-class mercs with a 3 digit plate number & an insignia that proclaimed it's owner social importance. so instead of scratching it & puncturing the tyres  i informed the security guard of my predicament but before he could clamp the wheels, the owner had appeared. i was parking at the visiting doctors' space so i did not witness the argument that took place between the offender & the guard.

apparently, as the guard later related, the owner was a doctor from another private hospital. when informed that the slot was for the hospital doctors only, she retorted that she is a doctor as well & has every right to park. it must be her 1st time because, had she bothered to ask, the guard would have shown her the visiting doctors' slots.

i guess with some goodwill on her part & an apology to boot, none of that aggravation would have taken place. as it is, it just reinforces the perception that people in high position just like to push their weight around.

6 comments:

Medie007 said...

whoa... bitch much.

Andrea Boult said...

Omai! Kesian. I assumed that this "weighty" doc is not going to be able to throw her weight anytime around for a pro-bono procedure, eh? LOL

doc said...

Medie,

she is, isn't she?

doc said...

Andrea,

she'll probably get it done back at the med ctr where she works.

viv said...

just one example of how people may be literate but uneducated.

doc said...

hi Viv!

very strong but appropriate words.

thanks for your comment.