Hey, Aren't You....

This afternoon, I received a call from my aunt, a nurse in the district hospital as I was viciously reprimanding my students in the laboratory. Come to the hospital after school, I want you to get vaccinated for free and this offer will not last long. And I said OK.

H1N1 vaccination is not cheap. Oh yes, the second wave of the virus is already here. But please don't panic. Not yet anyway :)

So after school, I drove to the hospital, parked my vehicle at the visitors' parking lot and walked into the building to seek my aunt. I know the layout of the small hospital because I used to frequent it before; mostly visiting sickly relatives and of course, my aunt. She directed me to a couple of nurses by a counter to fill up some forms before the vaccination, for official use (things to read and sign, who knows I might die the next day BECAUSE OF the vaccination).

As I was writing in my particulars, one of the nurses said; "Hey, aren't you Rahmah's son-in-law?"

All I could do was squeak a weak "Yes."

The other nurse too my finished forms and asked me to accompany her to another room for the shot. As I was listening to ANOTHER nurse about the little side effect I might get after, A DIFFERENT nurse injected; "Hey, aren't you Rahmah's son-in-law?"

With a weak smile (I knew my smile was weak, because I intended it) I said yes.

And they jabbed me with the needle, while the nurses laugh at my discomfort. I just so hate receiving shots!!

My aunt asked me to have a few dessert after the vaccination in ANOTHER room next door with many many DIFFERENT nurses already inside. As I anticipated it;

"Hey, aren't you Rahmah's son-in-law?"

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You see, as many of you already know, I got divorced last July 2009. My ex in-laws works in that very hospital, thus everybody was invited to the wedding years ago. It was a beautiful ceremony, easily the most lavish one might ever attended this side of the district. So everybody remembers...

My ex in-laws are among the nicest people I ever knew. It was a great tragedy when my wife and I got divorced because the scheming bitch got a change of heart and ruined everybody's life. The sins of the daughter made the parents embarrassed in public. But I will not dwell on that as it was ancient history.

Now I am back at home and still doesn't feel any side effects of the vaccination (mild fever, spinning head etc.) Wow, the diet of onions and garlic does keep the insignificant illness away :)    


maximus alexius said...

sorry to hear about ur divorce. so how about ur relationship btwn u and in-laws?
it is ok?

how can mr shadow get the vaccine since mr shadow is too strong enough for viruses. :)

Rock Chef said...

Being well known has its good and bad sides. Hope you find there are more good points?

I hadn't realised that you were divorced - thought you were still living the bachelor life! Guess you get 2 bites at the cherry!

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

maximus; After the divorce, we never met again. It is hurting me as much as they feel.

Oh well, we don't sniff our noses at free vaccination. Especially if somebody had already planned it for us.

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

Rock Chef; Being known as a different kind of monster, I mean teacher has its advantages :)

Marriage was beautiful, but mine was hopelessly shattered. I am ok being a bachelor yet again :)

TechnoBabe said...

I don't want a flu shot. No. No.
Your troubles in 2009 sound like so long ago now, don't they? You are doing better all the time now, aren't you. Hang in there. The best is yet to come, my friend.

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

TechnoBabe; I've never heard about a flu shot before this :)

Yes, it was all in the past. We go on with our life. I am not really incapacitated by the tragedy :)

Spencer L Casey said...

You could have pretended you were someone else. Aren't you? Nope, never heard of him. I'm a very rich investment broker and I'm thinking about buying this hospital. :)



Aizan Suhaira said...

Ughh... I can imagine your discomfort when asked that simple yet very vicious question. To some, it may be an innocent think to ask... but to those in the know, it could hurt.

I love getting jabs, by the way.

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

SLC; Gosh, pretending with my good looks? I am a mini celebrity already! :)

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

Aizan; It hurts because I remembered those who also suffered; my mom and her parents.

You are weird.

Tenchi said...

old nurse very good in jab people...wont feel anything...

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

Tenchi; I just hate needles lar.

Vyazz said...

Inspite of being a doc....I hate needles. Especially when it comes to me being poked.
Have a really low threshold for pain!!!

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

Vyazz; I hate needles because some of my scariest nightmares includes them :(

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