Thymes

Thymes has recently been interviewed for a fellowship subspecialty. Obviously she will get in. She is currently in Cebu recuperating from dengue, but she can study in her sleep. She has a telepathic connection to the writers of Harrison’s who feed her information all day even in her sleep. Whenever we run out of things to talk about I would only need to mention something like “Primary hyperaldosteronism!” which would excite her much and lead her to narrating paragraphs and paragraphs of pure Harrison’s text.

During the interview she was asked how she would describe herself. She said with much confidence, “Oh, I’m a schizoid.”

This caused raucous laughter among the panel of macho male interviewers. One of them said, “We want interesting people in our section, hee-hee-hee, but we don’t want hee-hee-hee people who have an altered perception of reality, hee-hee-hee.”

Thymes indulged them and explained the difference between schizoid and schizophrenia with a straight face despite the uncontrollable and persistent giggles of the entire panel. But Thymes shouldn’t have just explained–she should have illustrated. She should have brought out some props–a wig, tattered clothes, a doll. She should have smeared her face with uling. She should have stood up, kick the chair aside, and declaimed, “Basilio… Crispin!!! Mga anak!!!! Mga prayle!!!!!”

Actually I think that’s what she really did.



Categories: Blogs

6 replies

  1. if i remember correctly, she used the same line once upon a time when she was asked to provide advise to a batch of recent grads reviewing for med boards. But seriously, di ko alam ang difference. She looks pretty. . . Pretty normal, I mean.

    Like

  2. i'm a self-confessed schizoid too! i guess schizoids are just people who enjoy their own company too much. isn't that how it's supposed to be anyway?=)

    Like

  3. The Commuter– yes, she indeed looks deceptively unschizoid!Ma'am Jean– I am a total schizoid myself! We should create a society of schizoids!Soraya Dulaney– I clicked one of your many links, and it sent me to a porn site! How the heck were you able to invade this pristine blog about virtue and virginity?!

    Like

  4. Willie, pristine blog? about virtue and virginity? since when? hehehe:-)

    Like

  5. ate kaye–> hahaha, no canossian madre should ever discover this blog hahaha.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Rich Cervales Blog

Life snippets documented 😃

JessicarulestheUniverse

Personal blog of Jessica Zafra, author of The Collected Stories and the Twisted series

The Gastronomy Gal

Simplicity in food and travel

Sachified

Beneath the nurse’s apron and soon-to-be doctor’s coat.

KatFredTing.com

Snippets of our journey in life, love, and everything in between.

Coffee Cups and Waving Wands

I talk about a lot of things.

Brilliant Viewpoint

Discover • Motivate • Inspire

Jonas Diego

Write. Shoot. Sleep. Repeat.

...STILL CRAZY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS!

Rantings, ravings & ramblings of a rollicking mind

Pinay Mama in Singapore

working mom. wife. student. ofw.

Starloggers

Observations, Reports & Remarks From Out Of This World & Beyond

Too Dangerous For a Girl 2

Comics reviews, chat and commentary

BiblioNyan

A space for all things pertaining to Asian literature & cinema, otaku culture, and self-care.

Deadline

Hollywood Entertainment Breaking News

My Half-Baked Notes

A personal blog of a bewildered teacher

HappymessHappiness

Full-time daydreamer, half-time paranoid.

Aggie's Amygdala

love, laugh and lore from the limbic system

dailyknockoff.wordpress.com/

A great Metropolitan Internet thing

%d bloggers like this: