So my wife also applied against this ad and I was very sure that, since the Chief Medical Officer was so well known to me, she would get selected as a Medical Officer particularly because I came to know that our company had a policy of giving preference to the dependants of the employees to fill the vacancies over the outside candidates.
But it came to me as a big shock to learn that the Chief Medical Officer not only rejected her, he went on some upcountry tour so as to avoid any unpleasantness on this account.
When I got the whiff of it, I met the General Manager and apprised him that since my wife had been working as a Gazetted Officer prior to the marriage it was not understandable if there should have been any valid reasons for her not having been selected.
Convinced by my argument, he took a second opinion from some local doctors and over-ruled the grounds on which the Chief Medical Officer had disqualified her.
But I felt so damn annoyed with the dirty game played by the Chief Medical Officer that I yelled out a curse on him that he may be damned to live in a colony of lepers, knowing little that such a curse would go a long way to spiral out.
It so happened that he conducted an operation on the wife of the General Manager even though it was not at all called for, which infuriated the General Manager so much that he issued him, marching orders giving him just three months’ time to look for a job somewhere else.
Years rolled by and it came as a big surprise to us to have come to know that he had landed up in a missionary hospital of lepers only about sixty kilometres away down from there, where we all even went to felicitate him – out of good gesture.
Though this episode took place almost fifty years back, I kept on guessing – how any such thing could have at all been so well orchestrated that should have eventually led him to have put up his papers as if it had been planned out by some human beings to let him get punished for not having done the justice.
Don’t you think – the curse should have got accomplished by some devious souls only since it had not been planned out by any human beings though we never come to know how souls must be manoeuvring even such incredulous things?
According to me, the way we have a world of our own, even the souls may be having a world of their own – we are not much aware of.
This incident cautions us though – that we should be careful about what we speak making us aware that the souls that roam around us perhaps catch everything we speak and sometimes, as in this case, take even what we speak as the words of “The Holy Bible” and follow them in and out to guzzle down them to the end.