speaking of god… yesterday, i had the most furious day of my life. well, ok, not the most, i had worse times before.
here’s how it all happen… My posting group will be having anaest class every monday, 1:30pm. It is close to universal truth about the arrangement of this schedule. Yesterday, 2 of them told me they did not know about this class and asked why I did not remind them about the class in the morning(they urgently need to hire a nanny to remind them, since they are still behaving like a big baby. Can’t imagine them being a doctor, reminders from patients perhaps?!?!). The schedule of class was stated so since the beginning of time (at the first or second day of posting, meaning 4 weeks ago).
Even so, I tolerated the childishness and informed them that class is starting at 1:30pm when I arrrived at OT at that time. I waited patiently together with 2 other groupmates, with the lecturer from anaesthesiology department in the OT. They came at 2:20pm. (To calculate how late they are: 2:20pm - 1:30pm = 50 minutes). The lecturer was a benign one.
Makcik A & B : We don’t know about the class.
Me: I was stated since the start of posting, others(my two groupmates with me) know about it.
Makcik A: No lar, you didn’t tell me this morning. (signs that she urgently need a nanny)
Me: Ok, but I called and sms-ed you at 1:30pm, why so late?
Makcik A: I sembahyang lar….
Me: (silent mode)
(feeling: obviously furious "everyone knows you don’t need 50 minutes to sembahyang")
N.B. not a single word of "sorry" to the people who had been patiently waited for them.
I am buddhist, and I believe in Gods, plenty of them in heaven, not believing in particular creator God. But she is an avid believer of her own one and only God. But I found it most annoying and disgraceful for someone to bring god into the picture. One of the groupmates that were present with me at 1:30pm had skipped lunch (I don’t know why, as we had no class that day from 11:00 am onwards) and gone for prayers just to make it to the anaest class. He is not a dilligent guy, but he never ever bring God into his own mistakes or errors.
The same thing also happened during my O&G on-call days (few months ago), where Makcik A wanted to have extra 30 minutes of break more than others, because she had to "sembahyang". Of course, I courteously rejected her suggestion.
I bear no grudges to Makcik A as a whole, as I always know that she is good girl generally, and this attitude of bringing god into the picture is somehow over the line, way OVEEERRRRR….
Someone should talk to her. I believe there will be someone who’s reading this, and that someone will tell her. (To someone: Thanks)