haven't had one of these in a while, but hey... that's a sure sign that one's long overdue.
other classics included the mooncake festival and moment #1
blame my blabbermouth again, complete with lack of pre-speech processing this time around as a bonus. i had wanted to ask what i was to do with my supervisor's report due next friday if my supervisor's going to be away til the monday after that. was hoping for an extention.. after all, this was one of those things that could cause one to fail the subject if it wasn't handed in on time. yesh, my course can be a tad inane at times.
i started with...
"one more question, well problem actually. i've just found out that my supervisor'll be away for the next two weeks and i've got this supervisor's report he still needs to fill out...."
what the prof heard was "one more question, well problem actually. i've just found out that my supervisor'll be away for the next two weeks and i've got this supervisor's report he still needs to fill out...." as he developed a look of utmost concern halfway through my sentence.
"oh, we must deal with this straight away!" he said. "follow me!" he urged as he continued to mutter about dealing with this straight away.
alarm bells were jiggling by this time. surely, my supervisor's absence wasn't tantamount to the end of the world as it currently seemed. here comes the moment we've all been waiting for.... embarrassment soon ensued as i began to grasp what's happening.
before i could root myself to the musty carpeted corridor, docs wills and chen came into view. they were obviously enjoying a well earned break away from irritating patients, registrars, interns and students alike. the prof did the intros.
"t h i s . i s . a a a m y" the prof explained in his characteristic slow drawl.
i was inwardly squirming, desperately trying to use my eyes to enlighten them that this wasn't my idea. i saw an eyebrow or two twitch, curious stares. i felt like something the cat dragged in, some bedraggled tattered raggedy doll that might've belonged to some savage child that the prof is asking these two elite surgeons to babysit.
"she's one of our 4th year med students and her supervisor's on leave this week. this is her last week and at this crucial time, it would be very important for her to still be attached to a clinician so she won't lose her confidence this last week before exams. would it be possible for her to attach herself to either of you for this week, on top of your current students?"
noooooooooooooo... ohh.. ohh.. oh... i was inwardly screaming, complete with the reverbs. i was looking forward to having this week off so i could study! last thing i want is to be hanging around the wards from 8am - 5pm the week before my long case.
*grumbles* what have i done... what have i done... =(