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Thursday, February 09, 2006

Planning sickness over a holiday ...


It can't get any better.. With government employees clocking more than 20 days off since the beginning of the year (hey, we're only in February), some decide to add more insult to injury.

Here's a piece from Bahrain Tribune:

2,000 sickies issued in a day

About 2,000 people were granted sick leave at Bahrain health centres on Tuesday, Ministry of Health sources told the Tribune yesterday.
“While an average of 60 such certificates are issued at each of the 23 centres daily, more than 400 were issued at Al Razi Health Centre in Manama alone on Tuesday,” sources said.
Assistant Undersecretary for Training and Planning, Dr Fawzi Amin, admitted this might have been the case. “The number is very high but it doesn’t seem unusual. There are a lot of people who plan to fall ill before a long holiday. There is generally a lot of extra sick leave issued every Wednesday and Thursday as well,” he said.
In this case, those who managed Tuesday off have, in fact, come up with a five-day holiday.” However, he said health-centre doctors were not authorised to allow more than two days off.
Dr Amin said the ministry was monitoring the sick-leave issue. He said that all health centres had been instructed to include complete information in sick-leave notes, especially the diagnosis and the physician’s name.
“The purpose is to monitor doctors granting more leave than others so that remedial steps could be taken.”


Blogger Cerebralwaste said...

Cough... Cough... Tomorrow is Friday... Shit..I almost forgot.. I'm self employed.. DAMN!

6:06 pm  
Blogger SillyBahrainiGirl said...

hehe .. yeah .. and I am not even employed! Can I take the next three years off sick?

7:21 pm  
Blogger Cerebralwaste said...


No you can't!! You can have the next 4 years off. How about that?!

10:58 pm  
Blogger SillyBahrainiGirl said...

Of course I can. My sabbatical is for three years only ;)

1:57 am  
Blogger SoupduJourandMore said...

'Lotta people sittin' on their arses around here...

...any extra chairs?

11:55 pm  
Blogger SillyBahrainiGirl said...

Chairs are a problem in Canada, like with ALL our furniture here. It comes in a cardboard box and we have to assembme it ourselves. hehe .. imagine that happening in Bahrain when DIY ventures are a far cry away!!

8:42 pm  
Blogger SoupduJourandMore said...

Yo dude, wow, it's like a month since I've been back to this thread. I forget things that I post. Short term memory loss, I think...?

Sounds like someone needs help with the goods in the box. Hmmm, well, there's a war on, and, well, everyone is suspect..

Any assistance would only follow a thorough search. Can't be too careful now. Less worn is less hidden. Less is more. Okay, now get down on the floor. Step one; slowly open the box. Yes, I'm watching everything from behind. I'll tell you what to do next..

5:51 pm  
Blogger SoupduJourandMore said...

things appear, when things appear, then things appear, things brought things, things bring themselves, then things bring other things,

everything is time, not time but what appears, in time, what becomes of time,

hehe, perspective,

all things exist, all ways, always at all times, a fine t ouch, a dumb o uch, ouch, around always, all things,

something, appears, in the eyes, yet suddenly, out of the blue,

everything is appropos to the speaker, everything to the deer hunter, cup of blood after the take, hood of car, hanging in yard, children playing fort, traditions, any town spoken, anywhere, cultural differences, yeah sure,

we love symbols, quasi religious practices, mimick, ancient, quasi, all, and the fantasy, the begging souls, cheap beer and a cup of red, charming,

hey, he's a war vet and a hick, what to do.., his wife isn't bothered, when she goes out for a drink, on her night out, she has business cards, of her fav hangout,

hang out..

everything is appropos to the speaker, who wanders their course, weaving their way through the certainty of their certain ness, all their friends do it.., too,


we trip ourselves, it's funny, in a way, but now, remember, not to forget, so to remember, think, when we trip ourselves,

kind of, think, we open doors, the critters come, to make a home, they want to belong, though their habits are bad, we open doors, we can't help it, it's something about time,

all things exist always, all things are in front, always, time collapses, when all things are seen,

what time is it, we see our perspective, a perspective, nothing stays the same, in time, 'cept time,

let's just not see too much of it, that screwy bitch, nothing but an anarchist, she's dying to sacrifice someone, but of course, without knowing, that she's dyed in the wool,

instinct, she gave fair warning, or the spirits did, she's another one, gonna save some souls, by saving wool, for dunce caps, pity, she is an en e my, an anchor to the bottom, the titanic, in sheeps scolding,

hey but the world needs ditch diggers...

we can't help ourselves, one word and they appear, hehe, it's our fault, hehe, it's not our fault, it's your fault, hehe hehehe, it just, hehe, is, time for, time of that perspective, hehe, eh hehe, it's your fault damn it!,


hairy gone to your head,

so time collapses, remember that touch always, see all things at all times, grab the thought,

falcons, eagles, hawks and fast doves, flush the loons from the lake, to give the lake a rest, from absurdity, the absurd, fast becoming commonplace,

it's about time, damn it, time of the month, a moment in time, the time of your life, the time you were kissed, and talking, at the same time, for a length of time, endless time, yak yak yak yak yak, time collapses, remember not to forget, j umping parrots, flowers, playing with things, words,

even when frustrated

6:02 pm  
Blogger sleepyniece said...

Touch some thing right now and think of blu e eyes! Right now!

Do it

11:06 pm  

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