Sunday, October 3, 2010

想乘着跟斗云离开


外甥女上课的时候扭伤脚,她念的学院只接受公家的病单,我只好陪她去区里的政府诊所。

诊所里等候的人不多,老人占一半。配药处传来吩咐:“安娣,这个是高血压、这个是胆固醇、这个是心脏病、这个是脚痛的。。。”语气亲切。一个马来西亚在这里展现,不是服务的,是被服务的。

坐我们前一排有一对白发苍苍的夫妇,头发白得不带一丝杂色,银光闪闪很好看。老公公西裤系腰带,仪容整齐,两人默不作声,专注等号码。

小我们三个的号码亮的时候,老公公努力地撑起身要站起来。花了一阵子的时间,仍没有人走到诊疗室门口。老公公很努力,他却只能稍微提起臀部,膝盖直不起来,他卡在那个姿势有几分钟了,好像定格一样。

老婆婆仍坐在位子上,一只手无力地推她丈夫的背,画面还是缓慢、几乎停歇、危在旦夕的。想象诊疗室里即将怒发冲冠的治疗者,我放下皮包和书,移前去拉老公公一把。

然而他真的没有力,我用了出乎意料的力气才让他站直,而且非扶他继续走到诊疗室不可,他没有用拐杖,手里的是一把雨伞。一个路过的印裔护士替我们推开门,里面的男医生脸色不太好,等上五分钟有余了。

回到位子上时,没有跟进去的老婆婆以我的家乡话道谢,知道我能说她的话后,她激动地开始唠叨他们的苦处。“住后面而已,我不能扶他,自己会跌倒,他的膝盖坏了,医生说只能开刀,八十多岁了,我们怕啊,家里媳妇不给吃,通常自己买,吃不下啊,买来的面包吃一半,剩下的丢了。。。。我以前很胖,现在瘦到肚皮坍下了。。。。”她用手比比自己的腹部。

“治不好就去吧。”她说。我问她是不是也要看医生,她没听见。

很快老公公就出来了,我再向前去扶他,他说要去领药,用标准的华语问我住哪儿。老公公把身体靠在配药柜台后,我回到女生身旁,我们的号码快到了。我指给外甥女看老公公互撞的膝盖说,他的膝盖坏了。女生问我他们怎么回家?我愣了一下,乘计程车吧?眼角瞄到那双微驼的身影扶着门缓慢地移动。

搞不好因为只住诊所后面,所以他们省钱不坐计程车。或许老公公含蓄地问我的住处,不仅是为了寒暄-----可是我们的号码就到了,我还是不够热心。

她对一面之缘的陌生人重复了三次,“我们哪,治不好索性去了还好。”

是呀,日子那么难过,能够乘跟斗云离开更是痛快的。老公公沉默的背影拖拽了一地的黑。

4 comments:

  1. 这样的实例周边太多了,我们的社会与亲情关怀太少了.

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  2. 夫人,问题是,她说有媳妇,照理看是中年妇女,孙子应该已经成人了。他们就不能陪老人来么?
    老公公应该用助行器了。两个翘楚互相拖拉,多么危险。

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  3. 送给亲爱的M姨:


    (1) When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her.
    -- Lee Majors

    (2) After marriage, husband and wife become two sides of a coin; they just can't face each other, but still they stay together.
    -- Al Gore

    (3) By all means marry. If you get a good wife, you'll be happy. If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.
    -- Socrates

    (4) Woman inspires us to great things, and prevents us from achieving them.
    -- Mike Tyson

    (5) The great question... which I have not been able to answer... is, "What does a woman want?"
    -- George Clooney

    (6) I had some words with my wife, and she had some paragraphs with me.
    -- Bill Clinton

    (7) Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.
    -- George W. Bush

    (8) I don't worry about terrorism. I was married for two years.
    -- Rudy Giuliani

    (9) There's a way of transferring funds that is even faster than electronic banking. It's called marriage.
    -- Michael Jordan

    (10) I've had bad luck with all my wives. The first one left me and the second one didn't. The third gave me more children!
    -- Donald Trump

    (11) Two secrets to keep your marriage brimming
    1. Whenever you're wrong, admit it,
    2. Whenever you're right, shut up.
    -- Shaquille O'Neal

    (12) The most effective way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once...
    -- Kobe Bryant

    (13) You know what I did before I married? Anything I wanted to.
    -- David Hasselhoff

    (14) My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.
    -- Alec Baldwin

    (15) A good wife always forgives her husband when she's wrong.
    -- Barack Obama

    (16) Marriage is the only war where one sleeps with the enemy.
    -- Tommy Lee

    (17) A man inserted an 'ad' in the classifieds: "Wife wanted". Next day he received a hundred letters. They all said the same thing: "You can have mine."
    -- Brad Pitt

    (18) First Guy (proudly): "My wife's an angel!"
    Second Guy: "You're lucky, mine's still alive."
    -- Jimmy Kimmel

    (19) "Honey, what happened to 'ladies first'?" Husband replies, "That's the reason why the world's a mess today, because a lady went first!"
    -- David Letterman

    (20) First there's the promise ring, then the engagement ring, then the wedding ring...soon after....comes Suffer...ing!
    -- Jay Leno



    SEND THIS TO ALL THE GUYS TO GIVE THEM A GOOD LAUGH......AND TO THOSE LADIES WITH A SENSE OF HUMOUR WHO CAN HANDLE IT!!!!!!!

    阿包

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  4. 死鬼阿包,have you asked 老虎伍兹?

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