September 30, 2013

Life of a Pharmacist

Posted by maithili at 6:51 PM
Red
She waited with bated breath as the drop touched the surface. Beads of perspiration rolled down her forehead as the drop spread. This was the moment she had dreaded. She had made a mistake but all was not lost. Not yet. It turned red! Yes! the analysis was a success. She threw the litmus paper. 

Yellow
She looked about the laboratory. Everyone had a yellow compound in the reaction. Hers was the only clear solution. She must have got the best product. She smiled to herself. She walked about breezily, humming to herself. Then she saw the bottles. She had added the same thing twice. Her reaction was ruined. 

Brown
The solution must not turn white on addition of water. She tried as much as she could but the solution wouldn't reach completion. Time to submit the solution. The raw material was a skin irritant. The solution supposed to be a handwash. 2 minutes to submission, she filled up the raw material, clear brown. And prayed the teacher didn't wash her hand with that. 

Purple
There was a time when it was her favourite color. That was before it had stained her reputation. She ought to have handled a dye better. Reluctantly she entered the lab. Her labcoat was still colored. The lab instructor looked up and asked," Aren't you the girl who spilled purple dye on new, white work tables?" The entire class laughed. 

10 comments:

Keirthana on September 30, 2013 at 10:55 PM said...

Paints quite a picture :)

Wings of Harmony on October 2, 2013 at 10:25 PM said...

Ah, such lovely one this is! Colors and memories, they form an association not easy to forget.

Smita on October 3, 2013 at 10:20 AM said...

Hahaha....straight from the laboratory...nice !

Roshan Radhakrishnan on October 3, 2013 at 12:16 PM said...

Who better to paint this picture of a pharmacist's life than you, Maithili... :)

Himani Srivastava on October 5, 2013 at 5:40 PM said...

Never imagined spending time in a lab can result in such great writing.....loved it

maithili on October 5, 2013 at 7:49 PM said...

@keirthana : IT does :P Four yrs!

@MSM: Thank you sis :)

@Smita: Yep.. Different labs that too :D

@Roshan: Who else but me :D

@ Himani: Thank you so much :)

Virkky Mums on October 5, 2013 at 11:16 PM said...

very creative...works the imagination. :-)

DEE DEE on October 9, 2013 at 12:22 PM said...

i found this very cute

BluBluBling on October 9, 2013 at 2:13 PM said...

You guys actually did the 55 word marathon :D These are so beautiful :)

maithili on October 11, 2013 at 10:29 AM said...

@Virkky: Thank you :)

@DEEDEE: hahha cuteness is me in the first 3 :P

@ Blublubling: YEs I liked the idea :D

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