Sometimes, i live my life hoping one day i can make someone really touched by what i did.
I guess i just did it today.
Was an extremely dreadful day until i started labelling my test tubes and checking them against the row of EDTA tubes that was given to me earlier this morning. "Why must do all these, i really wish the time to fly man..." After having all the public holidays, i'm getting lazy and dreamy.
My usual procedure was to double check the 4 digits manually assigned to each tubes to my own tubes b4 analysis. To save time and trouble, i can safely obmit checking the names cos i'm not going to do the reporting based on their names.
But someday, sometime, sometime kapoism in me will admire some beautiful/ werid names of some of patients. That kapoism in me was activated this morning, and so i peered at one of the EDTA randomly and learned tt the name looks super familar. Checked the surame, yes it's familar. Checked the system, yes the birthdate is familar. Checked the age, yes it's the age i expected.
My heart start to rumble.
That's really my friend.
Kapoism started to multiply uncontrollably, and my fingers just go on clicking to find out more.
Ward XX. I called Ward XX.
"Hello, may i know what bed is Yy WWW in? And when will Yy be discharged?"
"17, and will be discharged this afternoon at 1pm"
I still have hope! Not too late yet, almost raced out to find my friend. I really wish to see my long lost friend. I didn't know i would treasure this friendship actually after so long... ...
We've lost contact for almost 4 yrs, its inevitable in a way...
I glanced anxiously at my watch. 10pm, 3 more hrs to tick by. I rushed to my wkplace to scan throu my wklist and incubation time. Diligently, i calculate the time i can finish my things.
Correct! That's the time i planned myself to end. But if i want to visit my friend, it's safer to end earlier and visit earlier in case of early discharge! I tried to calm down, handle the special specimen w x'tra care and start analysing. It's tough, fighting the mental struggle between being calm and anxious. I have to be professional, not to rush to do what i need to. At the same time, i worry abt how i'm suppose to appear in front of my friend and explain how i know abt the admittance? What if this is not acceptable?
As the clock strikes 12:15pm, the phone rang, ppl called to chase for results, com hanged, my QC failed, all pushing my temper and patience to the limit. I'm in a rush!!! I blew up, i really need to go! My fingers started to bang on the keyboard and spoke harshly to the caller " Check the com aft 15 mins"； slammed the phone down. “What the f***, all the d*mn things is going against me at the f***ing wrong time！！！·#￥%！！”
I pulled off my labcoat and stomped to the lift. My anxiety grew together w the gravity.
This time i need to admit, i'm not as strong as i tot i can be. Together w me was another friend of mine, who haha, had to bear w my weird behaviour... We went in, almost reaching the bed side, i decided to back out. (It's weird actually, thinking back, it's nothing! There's nothing to be afraid of!) After standing outside for 10 mins, i took a deep breathe and barged in.
I saw a familar face "Diana right??"
"Yeah... " "How did you know...""Well, er, i i i , saw yr name er, in one of my samples, so erm erm i just you know checked and all the particulars seemed to match, actually er, you mind? i mean, you you know?" （You didn't read wrongly my dear friends, i didn't type wrongly either, it's just because you've nvr heard me spoke tt way b4. For you to know, i do stutter.)
How silly of me. Why would my friend mind all these right?? My gd old friend...
who shared alot of memories and once had lots of fun together...
4 yrs didn't keep us apart, we talked as though we didn't meet for 4 days in fact.
I have to say this, fate is one big reason y we both meet again. I will nvr 4get how shocked my friend looked, and how my other friend sound over the phone aft telling her that i found Yy haha! She even accused me of giving her such a big surprise?!!!?!
That's my specialty lah gal!!
An EDTA tube has brought 2 friends who lost contact for 4 yrs together.
Believe in fate, believe that someday tt special someone will pop out of nowhere w/o u having to look for him/her in the most unexpected place brought together by something which you may have overlooked in your everyday life.
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