Last night I was taking my wife to the local clinic in the Abdulla Al Salem Area, at around 10pm just to stamp her sick leave. The lights were on, a couple of typing clerks (or something) were sitting around doing something. We walked in & smelled cigarette smoke and a loud chatter coming from somewhere, and when I looked around, I found three 20-something guys in the secretary's room, smoking & talking as if they were in a coffee shop.
When I inquired about the availability of a doctor, the guy behind the desk told me that the clinic was closed. So i gestured with my arms around the place in an inquisitive fashion, at which he said "I'm an employee here, but there aren't any doctors to help you out"........Ok, I'll buy that....
BUT......explain the following:
-What's the use of an employee in a clinic with no doctors at 10pm?
-What's the use of an open clinic with no doctors?
-What is a 20-something employee doing in a government clinic?
-Why does he have his friends sitting around with him?
-Why are people SMOKING in a closed government clinic at 10pm?
Of course, I had the urge (and almost followed through with it) to walk into that room, close the door behind me, and grab these juvenile delinquents collectively pull their tongues out from their asses! In retrospect, had I been alone that night, I would have actually done that, and then walked across the streets down to the Police Station & filed a compaint against them for loitering & disturbing the peace! :-)
Of course, in a Utopian world, something or someone whould rectify this and prevent it from happening again....in a Utopian world (translation: Ficticious!)