Sunday, July 09, 2006

Small Talk


Last week, I was walking (syempre wala akong kotse) from home towards one of the hospital buildings for some orientation thingey when it started to rain (aba! at ang lalaki ng patak!). I opened my giant umbrella and smirked, “Hah! I came prepared!” But the rain poured really hard that I had to take shelter at the nearest edifice. My slacks were wet halfway up my knees. It didn’t seem like the sun was going to shine soon so I decided to call my brother-in-law to fetch me and drive me to where I was going.

I reached the orientation meeting early and ate breakfast. Soon people started to arrive and another resident took the seat beside me. The appropriate thing to do was to introduce myself.

Me: hi, I’m Duke, family medicine. ( and I shake her hand)
Her: I’m R_____. Neurology. How are you?
Me: I’m good, thank you. And you?
Her: Same here.

While we were waiting for the speaker, I decided to start some chit chat. But I really had nothing to say.

Me: the weather’s bad, no?
Her: yea, and the traffic too. It took me almost an hour to get here.
Me: I hear it’s going to be raining for five days at least.
Her: really? That’s not good.

And then I had nothing else to say. Had it been a Filipino conversation I wouldn’t have had any problem. Everyone around us was engaged in small talk that I felt I needed to say something…..hmmm….something….

Me: D’ya know that my socks are wet inside my shoes?
Her: You’re gross.

Toink! Toink! Toink!!

29 Comments:

Anonymous van said...

you would have my heart a-fluttering with that kind of lines, you cassonova you. haha.

hayyy, umalis ka na naman ulit, ni hindi ko man lang naipabigay kay chums yung belated xmases gift ko sa iyo.

(hindi ko pa nga rin nakukuha ke chums yung xmases gift mo eh... ahehehe)

oh well, oh well. when you're settled and all, i'll ask for your address so i could have it sent there through package.

ingat palagi doc duke ;)

5:32 PM  
Blogger atticus said...

Duke....ARE YOU DRUGS? :)

6:31 PM  
Anonymous Toe said...

See? Told you... parang "Scrubs." ;)

8:22 PM  
Anonymous Jerome Daclison said...

alam mo, i agree with toe. its a SCRUBS moment. alam mo, good luck na lang talaga...(clicks tongue while shaking head) hahahaha! anu ba??? wake up!!!! sabi nga ni atticus, ARE YOU DRUGS? are you lifting drugs from the hospital pharmacy??? (slaps your hand) bad doctor, bad doctor!

8:55 PM  
Blogger tin-tin said...

scrubs nga tlga ang dating. pero seryoso, sinabi mo yun????

10:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

grabe ka duke, friend pa rin kita hehehe

-redel

11:27 PM  
Blogger Rudy man said...

ayos buti na yon kesa 'ei, u know wats tae?' wehe dito sa pinas kahit ipagtabi mo pa ang dalawang noypi sa isang bus ng isang taon ok lang kahit wala ng chitchot2x na yan. hehe

10:43 AM  
Blogger sam said...

nyahahahaha panalo ka talga doc duke! heheehehe =)

12:58 PM  
Blogger f.r.i.e.d.w.a.t.e.r. said...

sana sinabi mo, "of course, i grows!" bwahaha.

o kaya, sinabi mo "my brief is wet." tapos give her a grin. bwahahaha.

2:33 PM  
Anonymous abstabs said...

bwahahaha... Duke, you're the man. Matutuwa nanaman sis ko pag nabasa niya blog mu...
fan mu yun eh... bwehehehe

2:59 PM  
Blogger yuri said...

oo nga.. my brief is wet lol

4:10 PM  
Anonymous snglguy said...

You should've just asked her out. *slaps back of the head* Toink! :-D

9:24 PM  
Blogger gwapo_na_baktin said...

the weather's bad no

buti di nya napansin ang 'no'. :D

galing ng artwork mo duke. mabait ako ngayon. di ko na i-elaborate.

8:16 AM  
Blogger * diday kampupot * said...

hahahaha laftrip! :)

i hopped in, doc.

btw, what's the cure for arrhythmia? i've been missing heartbeats... ;)

8:27 PM  
Blogger atticus said...

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12:24 AM  
Blogger j said...

he he turn-off...ok lang yun, her loss not yours :)

9:55 AM  
Anonymous miwa said...

LOL. nice first impression. She'll definitely remember you. Good luck running into each other in the hospital :D

11:33 AM  
Blogger Tani said...

wala ka pinoy doc kasama dyan? next time may "y'all" and texas accent ka na.

4:34 PM  
Anonymous mei said...

bwahahaha! baliw ka doc! you're really drugs! =D

9:41 PM  
Anonymous pilimon said...

nyahahaha! komedyante to..

sana sinundan mo..

---how bout yours?? :P

5:52 AM  
Anonymous pilimon said...

uy nga pala.. salamat sa pagdaan.. hehe..

5:55 AM  
Blogger -raindrops- said...

kung may gameboy lang na dota e di sana wala ka nang problema sa pag-create ng "small talk." magpapa-geek image ka nga lang. hehe.

9:04 AM  
Blogger chumsychums said...

basa din medyas ko lagi. bumabagyo na naman eh. WALANG PASOOOK! iyeaaah!

5:43 PM  
Blogger duke said...

van. hoy nabasa na daw ng ulan mga pasalubong ko senyo, mga langya kayo.

atticus. yes, i'm drugs!

toe. talaga? pano naman naging scrubs yan.

jerome daclison. yes, i'm drugs nga! im good doktor, good doktor. tae.

tin-tin. oo sinabi ko yun. hahahah! may dayalog pa pagkatapos nyan kaso mahaba na para sa blog entry.

redel. ayos. mag-aral ka na. wag puro internet at chat inaatupag mo!

rudyman. actually kahit nung nasa pinas ako, basta mabango ang hininga ng katabi ko at di sya dugyot, kinakausap ko. hahahahaa!

sam. winner ba?

friedchiken. eh manyak naman na dating ko nun. e majo sexual harassment yung isa sa topics sa araw na yun. hahahaha!

abstabs. i'm da man! kamusta na pala si atorni sis? regards sa kanya. hehe.

yuri. you're brief is wet? tsk tsk. u make palit na yur brip kse mabantot yan pag sinuotan mu pa ng pantalun. hehehe.

singlguy. areku! hehehe. she was married with three kids. *batoks snglguy back*

gwapo_na_baktin. di lang mga pinoy ang gumagamit ng no no na yan. kaya oks lang. at salamat sa pagtake note mo sa artwork ko. pinaghirapan ko yan sa paint. hahahahaah!

*diday kampupot*. arrhythmia is more aptly termed dysrhythmia. treatments, if called for, differ for different kinds of arrhythmia. patingin ka sa duktor, tanong mo kung ano klaseng arrhythmia meron ka, tapos tanong mo kung kelangan gamutin. thanks for dropping by, hope to see you often.

comment deleted. hoy atticus alam ko ikaw yan kse nabasa ko na yan bago mo pa binura at syempre diretso sa email ko yung mga comments na yan. hahahaah.

jairam. turn off ba. hehehe. i wasn't hitting on her tho. hahahaha. i would have asked if it was ok to get my feet out of my shoes para mag dry while the orientation is going on pero that would be too much to ask na, i thought. hahaha.

miwa. oh yea, she was actually friendly. i told her not to forget me and to be nice to me when i refer a patient to their service. ya, she's a nice woman.

tani. may sampung pinoy physicians ata dito sa sobrang laking ospital na ito. pero 7 lang kilala ko. balita namin may dumating pang dalawa aside from me this year. that makes us 10 pinoys. we're planning to have dinner together tomorrow.

mei. yea, i'm really really drugs!

pilimon. hello. eh kinuwento nya na natrapik sya sa daan dahil sa lakas ng ulan eh. so nakakotse sya. ako lang naman ata walang kutsi ditu. lahat sila tuyo, ako lang basang dumating. hahahahaha! jologs. walang anuman.

rain. hoy buhay ka pa pala. at may bago kang blog! at iba na hitsura! at bakit di ako makakoment sa blog mo? ayaw lumabas yung koments page.

chumsychums. pumasok ka tanga. madradrop ka na naman nyan nang di oras.

2:33 PM  
Blogger atticus said...

hmp. sutil na dok duke.

12:35 AM  
Blogger tin-tin said...

sana ilagay mo. kse nakakacurious kung anong sagot nya. hahaha

5:28 PM  
Anonymous abstabs said...

ei, the 'torny sis is home sick... she was crying the last time I spoke with her on the phone... bwehehe. Sana lang she won't read this... otherwise, la akong sustento. bwehehehe

4:28 PM  
Blogger -raindrops- said...

ikaw lang ata ang di nakaka-comment a. hmmm...baka may galit sa doktor ang blog ko. hmmm...

7:49 PM  
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