The Rahul Mahajan case was a nightmare for Abgeoth Varghese. What with the media frenzy at Apollo, our guy spent several exhausting days outside the hospital on the vigil for news about the Junior Mahajan’s health.
One fine day, the overworked reporter succumbed to sleep on a comfy bench outside the hospital. And was woken up by a hospital staffer –
“Hey, this is not the place to sleep. Let the media guys do their work here. You go find some other place to sleep”
Poor Abgeoth had to fish out his office I-card to convince the Apollo staffer he wasn’t a tramp.
And what of the adage that birds of a flock stick together. Instead of sympathising with Abgeoth, the other media guys stood there suppressing giggles. Can’t blame them either – the endless hours spent waiting for a quote must have been punishment enough.