Trying not to argue when the computor says no
I just popped onto the Channel 4 page 4Ramadhan to see what was going on there. I saw this and I thought it was a real good outline of what is on and what is not during Ramadhan. I think the 4Ramadhan coverage has actually been really spot on. I mean I was never a big one for watching things like Islam Channel – my mum is however a massive fan and they have done some great stuff – and their productions look really quite swish now. But I just am a bit of a mainstream kind of girl and find it hard to deviate from the main terrestrial content. I always feel slightly unworthy when I go to places like ‘Islam Channel’ and maybe checking out the Channel 4 website on Ramadhan is a little less guilt invoking. Not a Catholic no – but still can have that in-built guilt thing going on.
Here is the link:
But the basic list of do’s are:
Give charity and help the poor
Make lots of dua (supplication)
Recite and learn the Quran
Pray all 5 daily prayers and on time
Focus on doing something positive
No eating and drinking while fastin
No swearing or lying
No arguing and fighting
No physical intimacy
And so there we have it – at least for these remaining 17 days I am going to try to do do’s and attempt to avoid the don’ts. Smoking is not an issue – don’t touch the nasty little cancer laden sticks. I don’t tend to swear much. The arguing bit might be a problem – especially at work when the radiographers are being a bit special about certain scans. Ok for those in the know – intubated patient who has just had a cardiac arrest – can I have a CTPA asap to see if he has had a PE? Computor says no (yep she was exactly like that -same tone of voice etc). Why not? She replies – he needs a d-dimer. But he is intubated and has just died and we got his heart going again – the bloods have been sent off and might take half an hour at least – and we need to rebleed for the d-dimer anyway. Seriously do we have to wait? So how do we do that? His well-score is going to be above 1 anyway – it will be high. So he needs a d-dimer she says again. And what about the rule that the lab won’t do d-dimers if the wellscore is above 1 – and quite high? AND HE IS INTUBATED AND HIS HEART STOPPED AND WE GOT HIM BACK AND WE NEED TO KNOW WHY SO WE CAN TREAT!!!! I get accused of being aggressive. I think gobsmacked, eye-blinking speech stuttering gob-smacked with incredulous disbelief is more accurate.
So trying not to argue at that is difficult.