Who works without being paid?

A thought provoking post by Dr. Sangeeta Pikale, Mumbai..


I asked my Bai at home,

if I pay you for 1 day then at least one more day in 15 days you should work free for me

ie no pay yet work,

she looked at me as if I was drunk .....


I asked my taxi driver,

if I pay you for one trip at least one trip I should get free within 15 days of this trip...

he said I should travel by bus if I cant afford and scoffed at me.....




I asked my lawyer,

if I pay you for one appearance in court there should be at least next one free....

he thought I needed a psychiatrist...


I told my gardner,

if he does one weekend work, then at least one day he should do my work free...

he thought I resembled the nut on the tree...


I asked my government...

if I pay taxes :

Income tax,

property tax,

gst etc etc ....

they should skip at least one month in a year and give me a tax holiday....

well they turned a deaf (y)ear........


I decided this is the way of life, and paid

my taxi,

my taxes,

my bai,

my movies,

my mobile,

my food suppliers,

my lawyer.....

kept paying...............


But my patients often refuse to pay......

for the online consult...

saying its just talking,

my follow-up charges saying they paid me the 1st time,

they refuse to pay post op visits saying they paid for operation,

for filling multiple insurance papers...

they say its my job

They say doctors fleece.....

when they are asked for legitimate professional fees...................

...............................


But if they loose their mother to illness,


they want "financial compensation"

for the lost mother,


Financial compensation for their delayed healing


Financial compensation for their lost unborn child..............


Strange


I fail to understand how some money compensates for the lost mother,

lost child.......

how can they encash lives when dead.........


Then why do they not encash the lives that are saved by the doctors...??

to the same doctor.........??

not encash.... then

atleast legimate fees.........


Public pays

a plumber 400 Rupees

but

a family practitioner Rs 100....



a Driver ₹20000/-

but think Nurses work for ₹ 15000/-

They pay a TV repair guy

( 12th pass )

Rs 1200 for a visit.....



but a MD doctor Rs 1000..........


Hey Life,

why are you cheap when alive

and

priceless when dead...???

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