Seeing as I am the lone surgeon in the hospital for some time, with my colleague Dr. Lurstep taking a well-deserved break after all my gallivanting, I realise there will be not much time to go on and on as I usually do on a post. So this is just to share with you one of the incidents that made my long and slightly stressful day easier to bear. I was seeing out-patients with Dr. Mohan Mathew John, a dear friend from college. Things were going on just like any normal OPD when I saw him do a double-take right after I had called out the name of a patient. Having been in Shillong for 2 years, I am now quite used to some interesting names that some of our patients have been christened with! In respect their owners, I will not recall any here, but suffice to say, that there are some extreme examples of strange names! So when I saw the name of the patient I had just called upon, I realised it was funny all right, but nowhere near some of the examples I had come across over the two years! Hilarius S.... I smiled to myself for a brief second and then got back to the business at hand. But when I called the next patient, I had to stop and laugh for a bit at the irony of the situation! For his name was Boring S...!!!