Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Bongism: Doctor's chambers

So Bill is in India. His Dad's at the hospital - nothing major, one of those in-and-out surgeries.

"When is he coming home?"

"I think Thursday"

"Didn't you talk to doctor?"

"Yeah, right now its planned for Thursday"

"That might not happen?"

"Well, we have to go to the doctor's chambers on Wednesday and confirm"

"Is this doctor also a judge?"

"No"

"Then why does he have chambers?"

"You uncivilised creature"

"Maybe you can educate uncivilised creatures?"

"Its his clinic"

"Then why don't you call it in a clinic? Or his office"

"Office is where you work at your desk"

"Doctors don't have desks?"

"Judges have desks too. But they are still chambers"

"There is a reason why its lawyers's chambers"

"I know but in Bengal, doctors have a similar arragement"

"Nonsense. Is this your family? Being lawyers and all?"

"No, this is Calcutta. We call it chambers. We are civilised"

"Right"

2 comments:

Fëanor said...

Okay, now I'm intrigued. Why lawyers' chambers? And why not doctors'?

(OT: Child 44 is rather bleak so far. Claustrophobic. Can't read it on the Tube. Good, eh?)

Veena said...

Feanor: Because the country they got it from have Inns of Court where they have barristers' chambers. I am sure there's even some sort of a legal setup. And as far as I know NHS doesn't allow doctors to the chambers setup, so they don't have doctors' chambers. So the q is where did these people in Calcutta get it from? Very random. Oh, and thanks for letting me know that all my apostrophes are wrong!

Its set in Russia. Can't help being bleak no? And I thought you like all these bleak Russian thingies :)