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Old 09-23-2016, 04:39 PM   #1
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A true story from the eye doctor.

As I was seated in the examination chair, the Gurkha entered with a comely young woman in tow. She was not the stenographer, but rather stood off to the side of the room.

I must admit, I was struck. Her hair was as thick and black as midnight, her flawless skin the color of a deep mocha, and she had some of the most perfect, exquisite hands I had seen in quite a while.

It appears that this month is "student rotation" for the Dean Clinics, and the class gets hands-on, real world experience within their chosen field.

The lights dimmed, and as his custom, the eye doctor performed a flawless and remarkably pain-free exam of both eyes. But rather than feel any discomfort, my mind was on the woman, her stature, her steadfast poise and her ramrod posture. I had seen this once before, I was certain.

As the doctor finished, I turned to the student and asked, "Excuse me, miss, but are you a Sikh?"

Proudly she responded, "Why, yes, yes I am..."

I turned to the doctor and smirked, "Only you would request a protégé who is required by custom to carry a knife..."

By their religious tenets, a Sikh is required to carry a "kirpan." It is one of the five traditions that all Sikhs must follow. I told her I was a polisher, but the her knife was never offered...
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I told her I was a polisher, but the her knife was never offered...
Probably heard that line million times. Oldest line in the book.
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Old 09-23-2016, 05:07 PM   #3
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Probably heard that line million times. Oldest line in the book.
Oh, I was prepared to play "I'll show you mine..."

I would have striped down to my "kachha."
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Old 09-23-2016, 05:37 PM   #4
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This is a kirpan:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirpan
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If you click on "Manage Attachments," you'll be able to post pictures of the kirpan... or the Sikhette.
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Hittin' on the young girls... tisk, tisk.
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Hittin' on the young girls... tisk, tisk.

That takes nerve because you can bet his wife was sitting in the waiting room.
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Oh, I was prepared to play "I'll show you mine..."

I would have striped down to my "kachha."
Is that what they're callin' in now?
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Old 09-24-2016, 06:36 AM   #9
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Is that what they're callin' in now?
I have great respect for the Sikh culture. I used to work-out with Sikh professor as a younger man.

Their culture dictates that they maintain five tenets. One, is to carry a Kirpan. The kachha is a type of undergarment, for modesty, I believe. They wear a special bracelet called a "kara." The men let their hair and beards grow.

I forget the fifth mandate, and I know little about the culture as it applies to Sikh women.

In some areas, like on the job or as a student in class, a Sikh can get permission to leave the Kirpan within personal effects in their home or apartment.

Frankly, I wish it was the Sikhs who immigrated here. They are smart, respectful, hard-working and incredibly honest. Without question, that young woman would have placed herself in danger to protect me.

...and yes, my wife was in the examination room at this time...
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