Sunday, October 23 2016


Too overjoyed leads to mistakes

Update: October, 11/2016 - 09:00

Too overjoyed leads to mistakes

Any couple in love wishes for a lifelong tie and would do anything to show their attachment. Many sweethearts worldwide lock a padlock to a love bridge.

Like so many others before them, two young people in Đà Nẵng City recently decided to “tie the knot” by standing on the Đà Nẵng Love Lock Bridge. After having told each other words, they put a love padlock on the romantic bridge across the Hàn River. And their final act was to throw away the padlock key into the river to demonstrate their undying love.

Ooh, ooh! Instead of throwing the padlock key in the water, the man mistook their motorbike key. The destination of the key unluckily was the deep river in front of them. So what was lost could not be retrieved. And what could they do with their locked motorbike standing nearby?

The unexpected situation ended with the lovers turning towards each other making sounds of strident gibber, rather than offering words of consolation. Things suddenly changed from what Earth and Heaven witnessed just some minutes before.

Proof that padlocks don’t always lock in love.

Close early to stay healthy or wealthy?

Hospitals and medical centres provide medical and surgical treatment and nursing care for sick or injured people. So they should operate 24 hours a day.

But after a recent decision by a hospital in the central  province of Khánh Hòa, all of their staff members now finish work by 4pm.

The Venero-Dermatology Hospital in Vĩnh Hải District has decided to open only six hours a day, reasoning that the contaminated working environment may cause harm to the staff.

A blackboard in front of the hospital states the hospital is open from 7.30 to 11am and from 1.30 to 2pm. Sensing that their notice is not enough, the hospital even rings a bell when time is up, the Người Lao Động (Labourer) newspaper reported.

Head of the hospital’s Organisation - Administrative Division, Nguyễn Văn Dung, said the hospital would only receive emergency cases after closing time.

Dung said the hospital belongs to medical centres which are highly prone to communicable infections because they provide treatment for patients with skin-related diseases, such as leprosy. The hospital is therefore legally allowed to shorten daily working hours by one or two hours per day, as stipulated by the Labour Code.

According to the ministries of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs and Health, only those directly providing healthcare for people with infectious diseases - and those directly in contact with related devices or who wash patients’ clothes - are eligible for special treatment and reduced daily work hours, not people working in the administrative section.

The newspaper later found out that numerous private clinics set up by the hospital’s doctors open around 4.30pm daily. Instead of staying late to help cure patients in need, they leave work early to fatten their pockets.

Following the newspaper report and local people’s complaints, the provincial Department of Health promised to check to see why the hospital staff only work six hours a day.

Small thought makes big surprise

A future bridegroom always thinks of unique ways to surprise his wife-to-be.

Instead of a traditional and comfortable four-wheeled car, Quyền, a truck and container car driver in Bắc Giang Province, decorated a red truck cab with pink and red balloons and ribbons to bring his bride from Thái Nguyên Province. Quyền chose to use just the cab, without anything attached to it, to avoid cumbersomeness when driving on traffic routes

The unique images quickly went viral and were shared by many internet users.

An experienced driver from the Bắc Trung Nam Drivers’ Association who is also a colleague of Quyền said the groom wanted to use the vehicle he drives every day to collect his bride. The colleague, Thuận, said that after the truck cab was “polished” with decorative stuff, it became really eye-catching.

Nothing is too small to cause a big surprise if one dares to try! – VNS


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