A few weeks back, I was shopping with a friend late at night when my phone rang.
It was my P.G. student from the college where I teach. 
Since it was late, I wondered what was up when I picked up the phone.
Me : Hi, A.
A : Sir, are you busy ?
Me : No problem, man. Tell me.
A : I needed some help, sir, and I figured you're the best person to ask.

My chest swelled up with pride. Sure, I was the youngest of the staff in my department, but apparently, the students had already seen some spark of genius in me. In a department filled with professors and associate professors and people with 30 odd years of experience, they obviously felt I was the most knowledgable in patient management. That's why even late at night, when the poor kid had a doubt while studying, he immediately called me.
I mentally prepared myself for tough questions on neuroanaesthesia, drugs and side effects, complex formulae and classifications.

Me : Of course. What's your doubt, man ?
A : Sir...
Me : Yes...
A : My Facebook homepage has changed. Can you tell me where the 'Sign out' button is ?
Me (and my ego) : .....


16 Comments

Chintan Gupta said…
Darn! I hope it's not a true story and I do not see any tags too....

Argh, facebook sucks big time!


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1955-2011
Pythoroshan said…
oh...its very much a true story... the said junior, A, was among the first to read this.. I made sure he got the news firsthand :)
Dhanya said…
Lol Intelligent student I would say ;)
ROFL !!! He called his teacher late at night and asked this ! Facebook scores big time I say !
Pythoroshan said…
Dhanya... very intelligent fella'

Anita, Score one for Facebook indeed :)
Rohan said…
Lolz! That student knows the right person to ask!!! :-P
Even i'l ask ya my doubts!
Suruchi said…
wow..for a second I actually thought this was going to be a serious post...and you teach too?

wow, doc, beginning to wonder is there is something that you don't do;-)

and yes, you are the hope of the future...please hang in there:-)
Harman said…
wow!super duper intelligent fella!Rolf..
the question was appropriate but time was wrong!lolz

I love these kinda cute students!
Pythoroshan said…
Rohan, yeeeeah !!! All those years of studying are paying off for me, I see. :D

Suruchi, I can't sing like Himesh Reshammiya..other than that, I'm perfect. They'd make statues of me a la Mamata Banerjee, but not enough marble in the country.

Harman, u betcha :)
Alka Gurha said…
So you have graduated to a Cyber Doc?
Sounds like a cute innocent boy.
broca's area said…
haha...tht means ur a young gen faculty there:P
Pythoroshan said…
Alka, I think I always have had that tag... "CR".. normally stands for chief resident..for me, it was "Computer resident"

Brocasarea, yup...that's me.. gen next :) The Facebook generation of docs:)
Reflections said…
Hahaha...that was funny;-D!!!!


p.s: u teach;-o, I thought u were a doctor...hahahaaahaaaa...oooh I'm soo funny;-D
Nisha said…
haahaha... u do need to get a serious prof kinda look, doc!
Mogamboo said…
He..he... The Techie Doc....
Pythoroshan said…
Reflections, I am a doc.. in a medical college. gotta teach too.

Nisha, I try, but it aint working.

Mogamboo, thanks man... that's gonna be new nickname probably !