Saturday, September 25, 2010

Everyone's a middleman

A staff member working in the eye department asks for an 'assistance fee' for directing a prospective patient to the orthopedic department.

Another staff member was sent to get some photos developed and a video film edited. He doesn't go to the studio that we suggest. He goes to some other studio. Why? There's some 'setting' there!

Wherever there's any distance between two parties, trust the people here to take the position of middlemen.

Ambulance drivers of a particular hospital don't mind diverting the ailing patients to another hospital right at the last moment (even after reaching the gate of the hospital).

Ward-boys don't mind calling other hospitals, fixing a commission and sending the ailing patients to another hospital.

Middlemen still thrive here. Need a Google-idea to solve this one out.