Last week a pharma rep called Jimbo over the phone.
“I want to give you a pair of OT slippers!”, declared the pharma rep.
Jimbo thought it was strange because the last time he entered an OT (Operation theater) was a zillion years ago. One of the perks of being an ID physician is that you need not enter the OT.
Jimbo dislikes the OT for the following reasons:
1. The temperature is usually sub-zero
2. The OT slippers provided are designed to give the wearers plantar fasciitis
3. The OT clothes almost always never fit Jimbo
4. The OT pants can fit about 2 hippopotamuses
5. They come in awful colors
6. The OT head gear interferes with Jimbo’s hair style
7. Jimbo can’t breathe properly behind a face mask
8. Jimbo has to change into OT clothes in full view of others
9. Security is lax in the OT changing rooms
10. And finally, Jimbo absolutely dislike performing operations.
Back to the OT slippers.
Still, an offer is an offer and Jimbo usually does not reject a freebie. Heh heh…
Jimbo heard that Croc slippers are becoming the fashion norm in OTs around the country ~ spreading like an uncontrollable epidemic. When Croc slippers first hit the the market, Jimbo thought they looked ghastly because their bright luminescent color makes the wearer visible even from the planet Mars!
But then again, over time, Jimbo thought they had a certain charm and appeal. Unfortunately, unlike some people who can afford real crocs, to buy a pair would mean plunging the family to way below the poverty line and so, Jimbo never considered getting a pair.
So, when this free offer of a pair of ‘OT slippers’ came, Jimbo was half-wishing that they are the real deal ~ you know, a pair of authentic (and very expensive) Crocs!
Instead, he got these:
Okay, okay, they are not the real deal and they have the pharma company’s product irreversibly studded to the slippers, so to wear it would mean to advertise for them for free. (Oh well, at least he’s not advertising TAMPONS!!!)
Actually they are made by Asadi (retail price RM 16.90 a pair ~ Jimbo checked at Tesco!) but then from, say, 10 kilometers away, one could hardly tell the difference between it and the real deal, right?
Anyway, Jimbo has started wearing it everywhere and he must admit, they are really light and comfortable! The color still bugs him a bit but it’s just a matter of time before he thinks orange is pretty cool too!
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