A doctor entered the hospital in hurry after being called in for an urgent surgery. He answered the call immediately, changed his clothes and went directly to the surgery block. He found the boy’s father pacing in the hall waiting for the doctor.
On seeing him, the dad yelled: “Why did you take this long to come? Don’t you know that my son’s life is in danger? Don’t you have any sense of responsibility?”
The doctor smiled and said: “I am sorry, I wasn’t in the hospital and I came as fast as I could after receiving the call. And now, I wish you’d calm down so that I can do my work.”
“Calm down?! What if your son is in the surgery room right now, would you calm down? If your own son dies now what will you do?” said the father angrily.
The doctor replied patiently: “We will do our best.” And he walked into the surgery room.
“Giving advises when we’re not concerned is so easy …”, murmured the father.
The surgery took 2 hours after which the doctor came out happily, “Good news! Your son is saved!” And without waiting for the father’s reply, he kept walking at a fast pace. “If you have any questions, ask the nurse.”
“Why is he so arrogant? He couldn’t wait some minutes so that I ask about my son’s status,” the father commented when seeing the nurse minutes after the doctor left.
The nurse answered with tears: “His son died yesterday in a road accident, he was at the burial when we called him for your son’s surgery. And now he saved your son’s life, he left running to finish his son’s burial.”