I have a neighbour called Memey Dungchuk. He is funny and interesting man. His body structure is huge and strong but he complains of his leg pain. He has a first class way of talking that marvels the people. Sometimes he is serious but most of the time not. He teases people irrespective of positions.
Many people in my village say that he was sent out of the hospital by the doctor who got infuriated by his joke. So, i tease him by calling Memey Dungtsho to him. Here goes the story of his incident in the hospital.
One day, he visits the hospital for having body complication and leg pain. He walks early in the morning fearing that he may not reach on time since he suffers from leg pain. With the help of walking stick, he goes to hospital. His pace is very slow…..hops gently. By afternoon he reaches to the hospital.
The doctor asks if he has any sickness.
He says that he suffers from many diseases.
“What are you suffering from?” Doctor asks.
He replies with mild smile, “I can’t name them. It is combination of many diseases. Sometimes I fear that I may die.”
“Oho…then I think you have serious disease. Tell me what the symptoms are?”
“I fear looking to my stool. I eat rice but my stool appears yellow. And it smells horribly,” utters spontaneously though he suffers from leg pain in reality.
Doctor could not say anything. The moment doctor hears such words, he becomes furious but does not interrupt the other describing the symptoms.
Dungchuk continues with mild smile on his face, “…I also suffer from urine problem. My urine is watery in nature and I get urine constipation. The smell itself is very bad…..I can’t smell it”
The doctor becomes so furious and says, “You bastard. How could you say such things? From now you will be deprived of medication from the hospital. Get out”
Poor Dungchuk goes out of the hospital. He does not show anger to doctor. Instead he happily leaves the hospital. However, he regrets on the way that how could he joke with Doctor. He is sad that his leg is not treated because of his joke.
Now, people say Memey Dunchuk is not entertained in the hospital. But I am not sure how far this is true. Whenever people see Dungchuk, he becomes the subject of joke. People jokingly call him Memey Dungtsho.