Once again my boys were busy playing ‘doctor doctor’. This time Nish was the doc, Sid the patient and Amu the nurse cum person who brought the patient in.
Doctor, armed with stethoscope, otoscope and syringe: What happened? What is the matter?
Amu: This is the patient ok? I am bringing him to the ‘hopsital’
Sid (lying down upon an old wooden chest that serves as our center table in the living room) – i will sleep here and you examine me pl. I am dead
Nish: I need a nurse. Amu you are the nurse now. Give me my bag
Sid: Doctor, coould you please hold my bowl of peanuts and give them back to me later?
Amu: it is a girl patient doctor…she has a purse. Please give your purse also to the doctor. He will not take it…he will give it back
Patient (female) Sid obliges.
Doctor: OK what happened?
Sid: I am dead doctor. A car ran over me on the road and I had a lot of blood!
Nish: Wow – so you could actually see the underside of the car?
Sid: Yes i saw the underside!
Nish: OK now i will give you an injection and a kissie … tyhen you feel feel much better
Sid: Thank you
Nish: What car was it? The underside looks cool?
And then the doctor, nurse and fully recovered dead patient discussed BMW models and motorbikes…