Everyone can. Not everyone do.
His experience was much better then my. He was a surgeon of our hospital for several years; I was a dentist due to my education and a maxillo-facional sergeon in my mind.
Sometimes I asked for his consultation and every time he was not so happy to do this. So I thought we will never become friends. Maybe I am not so clever and fall short of his level.
One day I had a lot of work, a lot of patients. One of my patients needs a help of specialists of the other hospital. I called there and told, that I will redirect patient to them. They did not like this idea and explain a few things about myself I did not like.
I was angry and unhappy at the same time, but I must work with my patients. I was working hard and thinking what shall I do with redirection of that patient.
At last I came to ordinators’ room and looked for the form direction. Nothing. I asked our surgeon and he gave me a form. He knew about this patient and about my troubles and I was embarrassed in front of him. I thanked to him and began to complete a form I never see before. I was angry and tired, so I made a mistake in the name of the patient. I was forced to ask another form. Surgeon gave me another form. I began to write diagnosis in the wrong place. “I am stupid!”- thought I and two tears stream down the face. Nobody saw that, I thought.
The next moment clear form appeared in front of me. Surgeon began to dictate what I will writing and showed me correct place.
At last the form was completed. My tears dried and I raised my head to thank… but I was alone.
We never became close friends. But it was a great lesson for me.
Everyone can do something like this. But not everyone do.