Day 33... ‘Who says you cannot wear native on a weekday?’ I came to work on a Tuesday, looking all Friday. ‘Ahhh, Doctor!you wore native!’ the front desk lady said with all smiles, 'Noooo! It is suit I wore!’ I responded and went into the office. I settled down and started listening to the radio, … Continue reading THE LOCUM DIARIES (33)
Day 30... So I got into the hospital today to meet practically all the staff gathered at the reception, gisting , laughing. ‘It is obvious, Oga is not around’ I thought as I greeted them. As I was about heading to my office, one of the nurses said, ‘Doctor, before you go in, you have … Continue reading THE LOCUM DIARIES (30)
Day 29... I got to the bus stop and again there was no vehicle! ‘Which kain meeting these people dey get?’ I wondered. I was running late for work. After waiting some more minutes with no ‘keke’ in view, I started hailing ‘okadas’. ‘Pako how much’ I asked one, ‘200 Naira’ he replied, ‘Na pako … Continue reading THE LOCUM DIARIES (29)
Day 28... These days when I come into office between 5 & 6pm, I come in with ear phones plugged in tightly, phone firmly clutched and after I drop my bag, I go outside, to the front of the hospital entrance and like a Landlord (or security officer if you like), I sit down and … Continue reading THE LOCUM DIARIES (28)
Day 27... Tuesdays are like my busiest days, from jumping out in the morning to get to the radio station early enough to ‘show prep’, to dozing off in ‘Nigerian go-slow’ all afternoon to landing in the hospital in the evenings all worn out! It's always like a marathon. Today wasn’t any different as I … Continue reading THE LOCUM DIARIES (27)
DAY 26 It's another month end and you know the thing with ‘month ends’ na, you are barely struggling to hold on, hoping salary drops any moment and in your mind/head, any phone sound= text message= alert. I had literally scraped through the last few Nairas in my possession to be able to come to … Continue reading THE LOCUM DIARIES (26)
Hello LD Family! Compliment of the season guyyys! we are in the spirit of Christmas already and to mark this season in style, we will be rewarding our loyal readers who have enjoyed THE LOCUM DIARIES experience; reading, laughing, learning, commenting and sharing! I feel like we have become a community, a 'healthertaining one' at … Continue reading CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY!!!
Day 17... I have gotten so in tune with working that my body has even adapted. So I went out earlier in the day (had an amazing time out by the way, don’t ask for details), came back and still carried my tired self to work. What can a man do? ‘Man gats hustule’. I … Continue reading THE LOCUM DIARIES (17)
She doesn't still recollect that we have met before. Maybe after this brief intro,the memories of that day would become clear in her head. I was one of the executives of the student union government (SUG) in the medical school. Yes, i know what is running through your mind, 'the ALUTA people', well, to put your judgmental … Continue reading THE MOVING TRAIN…
So I thought, how do people define love? What do they think it is? How is it to be expressed? How do you recognize it? How can you tell if your own love is a healthy type of love, that can help you grow and not devastate you? These questions and many more will be answered in various posts on this blog this month.