Neighbours/Relatives: (Knowing that I am taking up internal medicine) So, you want to become a cardiologist later?
Me: Yes, it’s a possibility.
N/R: Nice. So, how long before you start performing surgeries?
Me: Because, I will be a physician and not a surgeon.
N/R: What do you do then?
Me: Everything except surgery
N/R: Turns to the other person and says “Oh, he will be that person who touches hands, listens to heart beat and gives medicines”.
*A couple of months later
Same Neighbour: Doctor saab, when will you start operating?