Lockington's Everyday Fiji ... Life Goes On

Allen Lockington is a self-employed customs agent and business consultant who has regular articles published in Fiji. I thank Allen for permission to reprint some of them in this political blog. They remind us that life goes on, whatever the political situation. And it's good to know that.

No More Sick Sheet Scams Please

How many sick sheets will have been issued on the second day of 2012? No problem, life is good and people are entitled to the sick sheet, just don’t over do it like some did last year.

I trust the sick sheet scandal will be a thing of the past with people getting sick sheets for sickness and not a day off. Remember the consequences are just too high for the “patient” and for the doctor, just too high. 

I remember a very long time ago a friend and his friend going to the doctors in Valelevu to get a sick sheet. They decided to change names. Our friend told the doctor he had a severe head ache and got some APC tablets and two days sick sheet. The friend of mine said he has body aches and his joints were sore. “What did you eat last night,” the doctor asked.

“Fish” was the reply.

“Nurse, prepare a shot.”

My Friend got a penicillin injection for his pains, which left his left leg limp and his bum very sore. They went into the clinic walking and came out with one carrying the other.

My friend never ever got a sick sheet again for about 17 years, until he got really sick.

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