HIV? Me? No, I’m married (21)
I sat through the doctors’ weekly meeting like a zombie. I barely heard what was going on.
I nodded when someone spoke to me and smiled at my colleagues. All I could think of was what had happened an hour ago in my consulting room.
I felt anger building up again as I thought about what Dike had done. How dare he overturn my table!
I recalled his vehemence and how frightened I had been. I knew the NHS policy on violence towards staff – surely this ticked all the boxes? This was more than enough to show him the door. He would be de-registered immediately.
His details would be passed to the big bosses at the Community Health Partnership (CHP) and it would be recorded in his notes that he was a violent man and a threat to health professionals.
Those notes would follow him like his shadow wherever he might go to register. They would follow him forever.
They would be an invisible mark that nothing could erase.
I was jolted out of my reverie as the senior partner went round the table asking for ‘any other business’.
Each colleague shook his head. I squirmed with impatience, willing them to hurry up and get to me. I had something to say. I had a story to tell.
“Dr Ezii anything else?” He inquired as he got to me.
I took a few deep breaths. This was my moment. It was payback time and I was going to enjoy every moment of it.
‘No, nothing else,’ I heard myself saying. ‘Nothing to add.’
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Well I kindly disagree. If the man can show so much annoyance in a public place in front of strangers, I can barely imagine what would happen to his wife in the private. Displaying such violence would not solve his problem; but the man need to be called into order. And the sad part is that he did not show any form of compassion for his wife.
good choice…no need making a mountain out of a mole hill….the guy was wrong but i bet he has enough to deal with at the moment.