learning to smile once more

I was doing my evening rounds of the patients I have admitted. Passing by one of the nurse stations I notice that they were wearing frowns on their faces and I reminded them that it takes 17 muscles to smile, 43 to frown. She tells me she is once again on extended tour of duty. I let her be. I continue with my rounds until I stop by another nurse station and made small talk with the satff there. Even before becoming an ER resident physician here, I have already made the acquaintance of these people primarily because my mother was confined her for a week. Long story.

Moving along.

One thing lead to another and they began asking me about the things I try not to talk about, my love life or the apparent lack thereof. I just let them be with their wild and way off theories. Of course I could have just told them the plain and simple truth, but…

Perhaps I will just talk about this in some other time.


~ by allen mallari on September 21, 2008.

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