Jimbo had to haul his lazy a*s off the carpet in the living room in order to blog this. Jimbo was actually having his afternoon slumber, dreaming of frolicking in the sand on an exotic Greek island with 10,000 nubile Greek princesses when he was rudely awoken by a series of sms-es! Sigh.
The first sms went like this:
“Hey, y u din blog tday? I need my daily laugh…”
Next the phone rang! Choosing to not to pick it up, Jimbo tried to get back to the waiting nubile Greek princesses who, just a few seconds ago, had their hunky Chinese Geek rudely snatched away! Unfortunately, Darlene, Jimbo’s still-refusing-to-take-an-afternoon-nap daughter thought she would do a good Samaritan and answered the darn phone.
Even more unfortunate was the fact that by the time she passed the phone to her sleepy Greek-princesses-desiring-dad, the other end has gone dead. Jimbo stared at the phone. He didn’t recognise the number on the ‘miss-call’. Placing the phone under his pillow, he made one last desperate attempt to return to that
erotic exotic Greek island for the slumber was quickly fading from his befuddled mind.
Jimbo swears this was one of the Greek goddess on the island!
Tough luck, because just as he was about to take a buck naked plunge into the inviting deep blue sea of the Greek island with 5,000 bootylicious Greek goddesses (the other 5,000 got tired of waiting for Jimbo and went home), Jimbo’s phone went, “ding dong”, signaling a message.
Darn! Darn! Darn!
Here was the message:
“Dr. J, yesterday i clerked a suspected active TB case. I wore a mask. Later in da afternoon, i started 2 have flu with chills. Jz want to know if latent TB infection does actually present with flu? felt sum phlegm in my throat, no cough, no fever but i m worry still. Wat do u think?”
It was on impulse that Jimbo wanted to text something sarcastic back but stopped himself in time. That would not be nice. And so he replied:
“I do not think they are related”
One could almost feel the palpable relief somewhere in Malaysia as the person who sms Jimbo earlier replied:
“Okay, I feel a little more at ease. Alright, thanks n so sorry 4 bothering. Cya nxt week!”
“See. already semi-cured by a sms. “
Sigh, if by merely clerking a TB patient, one could get TB and manifest the symptoms in a matter of hours, then we are in big trouble because we would have a superbug in our midst!
Okay, blogging done for the day.
Another tele-consult done for the day.
Now, leave Jimbo alone.
Sat, 251008 @ 1526; Jimbo didn’t blog today because he was trying hard not to talk about the wake service he attended last night because it would be irreverent. He wanted to ‘hold his peace’
Hmm, how come people never wonders why Jimbo doesn’t dorn a mask even though he sees TB patients everyday??!!!