Friday, June 27, 2014

Get on TV ..maybe not



'Get on TV and ?'   A hundred thoughts spiralled in my head .To start with.. why me ? This person is not even a friend and he's got a wide network of connections.... what value I can possibly add to whatever he's asking for...

'Talk about Health issues facing our community'

'Great '  was all I managed to say ...

So let's pause for a second and think about it ; a TV program promoting British Muslims healthy way of living to be Co hosted by (a Muslim looking)(female) doctor.....Hmmm ...Sounds like an interesting idea but do Muslims in this country have health issues that are so different from those in general public necessitating a separate program ?....Probably not to be honest  ...maybe labelling it this way would attract the most conservative in the community; whom their families might have been denied access to more liberal programs ...

Wait wouldn't that mean that if I agree to do it my material will be censored ?...hmm most  probably yeah...with some topics being off limit others probably have to approached smartly if the message behind them is to be delivered ...

I think it goes both ways 

Ok back to the phone with this guy doctor ...

'Hello ..you still there ?..Can you please send me your CV asap?'
Silence (this time I wasn't thinking !)
'Hello .....you know you're going to be provided with a certificate that would count towards your specialty training application .Ms.K has told me about that'

'Okay'

'Fantastic Salam alakum '

You know what else is fantastic .. how he hung up after saying Salam Alakum which is so like saying 'Hello' then hanging  up back home .. In English it's used as 'bye' as well which isn't wrong but it's not something I would  normally say.

It would be interesting to know how many other bits and bobs of spoken English l still have  to familiarise myself with ..and what about the funny accent I have and the countless grammar glitches I made on a daily basis ...

That's on top of my current funny mood , my visa and many other things that keep me busy nowadays.I don't think I need to embarrass myself on a national British TV at this moment in time ...Thank you very much.