Thursday, September 05, 2013
superstition is here to stay...
i ought to be more careful with my choice of words.....
me : ok, we've arranged for your surgery to be done asap. it's time to go now.
patient : doctor, don't say, "it's time to go."
that's when i realised my mistake. for the superstitious traditionalist, "time to go" means going to one's death & that's a no-no, even though the ghost month (when the spirits are released from hell) officially ended yesterday.
i promptly apologised & rephrased that the nurse will send her to the OT soon.
and the surgery went thru smoothly.