It's a Small World

@RubyHawk (11237)
Atlanta, Georgia
April 20, 2017 8:41pm CST
Another day at the doctors office. My better half had an appointment with a pain therapist today and I tagged along. I intended to walk while he was in the doctors office but it was too hot and I went on with him. The doctor gave my better half a good examination and set up a date for an MRI. He wants to see exactly what is going on so he can find an appropriate treatment. He thinks it might be a pinched nerve. The intern with him was a lady wearing a Hajib, I think that's what you call that full coverage that some women wear in the Middle East. My better half, the lady and doctor struck up a conversation about all our different accents. Everyone from a different country. Me from the Deep South, The doctor from Ireland, my better half from Africa and the lady from India. It's a small world after all.
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@louievill (14086)
• Philippines
21 Apr
And you are all united together by a common goal to make your better half well
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@cacay1 (26375)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
21 Apr
@louievill let us pray nothing bad sickness to her husband after taking the MRI.
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@louievill (14086)
• Philippines
21 Apr
@cacay1 I did while responding
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@RubyHawk (11237)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Apr
@louievill that's true,exactly why we were there.
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@scheng1 (24883)
• Singapore
21 Apr
It seems that every time we step into the hospital, we are entering United Nations. Over here, we see many nationalities working in hospitals too. Sometimes their accents give them away. I am getting better at guessing the nationality of the staff now.
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@cacay1 (26375)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
21 Apr
@scheng1 That happens mostly abroad in my country there are also instances of having different languages of patients through each others own dialect, their mother tongue.
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@scheng1 (24883)
• Singapore
21 Apr
@cacay1 Oh yes, we have many qualified nurses from Philippines too. Plus the technicians and other staff in the laboratory. However, I have yet to meet a doctor from Philippines, though I have met some from China, US, Australia, India and Malaysia.
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@RubyHawk (11237)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Apr
@scheng1 Actually we do too. We have doctorrs and nurses from all over.
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@marguicha (66469)
• Chile
21 Apr
Yes it is. I often wonder if we would understand each other if, instead of writing we talked here.
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@cacay1 (26375)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
21 Apr
@marguicha, That is true.
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@marguicha (66469)
• Chile
21 Apr
@cacay1 My written English is very good but my accent is terrible
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@RubyHawk (11237)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Apr
@marguicha Probably not, but we would learn quickly.
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@LadyDuck (91029)
• Switzerland
21 Apr
A Hajib? I thought this is an Arabic term to designate a court official, equivalent to a chamberlain.
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@RubyHawk (11237)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Apr
I don't know. You are probably right. What do you call the complete head and body covering women of the middle East often wear.
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@LadyDuck (91029)
• Switzerland
22 Apr
@RubyHawk Different name according which country, anyway the full coverage is called Burka, it even has a veil in front of the eyes, the one full covering with the eyes uncovered is the Niqab, everything covered except the face is Chador the headscarf is called Hijab. I join a photo that can be more clear than explaining the differences.
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@cacay1 (26375)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Apr
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@TRBRocks420 (48402)
• Banks, Oregon
21 Apr
Sounds a interesting time and I hope he is back to 100% soon.
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@cacay1 (26375)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
21 Apr
@TRBRocks420 , That is rue sounds interesting talking to different nationalities .
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@RubyHawk (11237)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Apr
TRBergstrom thank you. I hope so too.
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@RubyHawk (11237)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Apr
@cacay1 yes, I find it very interesting.
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@Kandae11 (14495)
21 Apr
It certainly is.I hope everything gets sorted out for your better half.
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@cacay1 (26375)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
21 Apr
@Kandae11 let us pray nothing bad sickness to her hubby.
@RubyHawk (11237)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Apr
@kandae11 Thanks. I have high hopes that they can help him
@RubyHawk (11237)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Apr
@cacay1 thank you so much for your good wishes
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@Tampa_girl7 (24141)
• United States
21 Apr
I love listening to all of the different accents. I didn't realize that your husband was from Africa. How did you meet ?
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@cacay1 (26375)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
21 Apr
@Tampa_girl7 That might be a very interesting and love struck meeting with the two of them, so sweet.
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@RubyHawk (11237)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Apr
@Tampa-girl7 l love different accents. I met him through friends. One of the best days of my life.
@RubyHawk (11237)
• Atlanta, Georgia
25 Apr
@cacay1 You got it
@just4him (67330)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 Apr
That's quite the cultural exchange for one doctor's visit.
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@cacay1 (26375)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
21 Apr
@just4him, very rare and so interesting meeting of the four of different races and cultures.
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@RubyHawk (11237)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Apr
@justforhim It is although my better half seems to attract all nationalities.
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@just4him (67330)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Apr
@cacay1 Yes it is.
@Happy2BeMe (53379)
• Canada
21 Apr
That is very cool. It really is a small world.
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@cacay1 (26375)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
21 Apr
@Happy2BeMe,very interesting encounter in a hospital.Let us pray her husband be well.
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@RubyHawk (11237)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Apr
@happy2bemeIt is a small world if we take time to look around us.
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@Happy2BeMe (53379)
• Canada
22 Apr
@RubyHawk yes for sure
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• Philippines
21 Apr
Well, were all humans anyways coming from different cultures and stuff but since they probably speak english, they got a good conversation over there.
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@cacay1 (26375)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
21 Apr
@Letranknight2015, yeah English language resolves all.
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@RubyHawk (11237)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Apr
@lettaknight2015 we hear all kinds of heavy accents. My better half understands better than I do
@andriaperry (14495)
• Anniston, Alabama
21 Apr
That is a mix of countries
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@cacay1 (26375)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
21 Apr
@andriaperry , That is true, so interesting to know.
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@RubyHawk (11237)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Apr
Andria it really is that we all wound up together in a hospital examining room
@josie_ (3033)
• Philippines
21 Apr
Meeting people of different nationalities in our daily life is one way to disprove the stereotyping of foreigners foisted on us by the media. Helps us build better understanding and tolerance for their beliefs and way of life. I hope your better half's medical checkup went well.
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@cacay1 (26375)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
21 Apr
@josie_ , You are right my friend.
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@RubyHawk (11237)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Apr
@josie You're right. It's a privilege to meet and talk to people of all cultures. It brings us closer together
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@Courtlynn (12242)
• United States
21 Apr
Very small world.
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@cacay1 (26375)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
21 Apr
@Courtlynn , indeed.
@RubyHawk (11237)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Apr
@courtlynn that's so true.
@salonga (27266)
• Philippines
21 Apr
Indeed, it is a small world after all and you made me sing that Walt Disney song
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@RubyHawk (11237)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Apr
It's a sweet song.
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@salonga (27266)
• Philippines
22 Apr
@RubyHawk Yes, a sweet song that I love to sing with the kids.
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@RubyHawk (11237)
• Atlanta, Georgia
25 Apr
@salonga You are a god mother.
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@CRK109 (13652)
• United States
21 Apr
Wow you had your own United Nations right there in the office! I love hearing different accents. Some of them are so beautiful! I hope all goes well with your husband's MRI. When have they scheduled that?
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@RubyHawk (11237)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Apr
Sometimes next week I hope they find something that can be treated. I like different accents. My better half will always stop and talk with anyone who has an accent.
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@CRK109 (13652)
• United States
22 Apr
@RubyHawk I will keep your husband on my prayer list that the MRI shows something easily treated. With so much time on my hands, it's nice praying for other people. Makes me feel like I might be doing something for someone, at least. My husband had a pretty cool accent. He was from Texas but his father's family was from Mississippi, so his accent was more of that accent and less a twang. Took me a long time to really understand him, and then I really loved the accent!
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@RubyHawk (11237)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Apr
@CRK109 I have so many expressions my better half doesn't always understand me. I often have to explain myself. Thank you for your prayers. I'm not religious but to me good wishes and prayers are the same and I appreciate both.
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@HazySue (11003)
• United States
21 Apr
Different accents intrigue me. I love listening to the pronunciation of words and usage of slang.
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@RubyHawk (11237)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Apr
So do I.I think we use more slang now than proper words but I don't mind that at all
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@HazySue (11003)
• United States
22 Apr
@RubyHawk neither do I. I enjoy the way each person interrupts the slang.
@jaboUK (47550)
• United Kingdom
23 Apr
Isn't it wonderful that we can all mingle together pleasantly - a pity the world as a whole can't.
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@RubyHawk (11237)
• Atlanta, Georgia
25 Apr
It certainly is. It would be a wonderful world if we could all get along.
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@mom210 (5635)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Apr
It is a very small world, it is funny the people we run into from so many places
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@RubyHawk (11237)
• Atlanta, Georgia
25 Apr
It's sometimes uncanny. But it happens often.
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• Banks, Oregon
21 Apr
Oh how unique reminds me of a photo I saw on Facebook a Catholic priest got up out of his seat so a Hasidic Jewish couple could sit together, and next to them was a Muslim baby nursing her baby, just a very unique situation.
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@RubyHawk (11237)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Apr
Those kinds of happenings are the best of times. We're all the same under our skin.
• Austin, Texas
21 Apr
Wish I would have been there to listen in. I love accents.
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@RubyHawk (11237)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Apr
So do I Years ago it was seldom we heard accents but now people are on the move and it's a different world.