Cero Kilómetro - Not - An Engine FlushThursday, October 19, 2017
|Doctor Colin Horricks|
In my Buenos Aires youth Doctor Imperiale was our family doctor. I had many problems with queasy stomachs. He would come and prescribe apple sauce, queso fresco and soda water. I almost do not want to even think of the horrible unbuttered melba toast that was part of the terrible diet.
Here in Vancouver we had Doctor Eliot Mintz who once hypnotized our eldest daughter then around 11 who had numerous warts on her knees and legs. She told Ale to rub each wart with a penny and to then dig it into the ground in our home garden. The warts were gone in a fortnight. Doctor Mintz died so we had to find another doctor.
We now have Colin Horricks, only the second family doctor we have had since we arrived in Vancouver in 1975. He is a warm (always smiles) gentleman whose practice is on 16th and Granville.
I recently went to him for what I call a service check. In Argentina we call brand new cars “cero kilómetro”. Unfortunately I know why most new cars in Vancouver do not have a zero in their odometer. Some years ago while working for Canadian Pacific Limited I had to photograph the unloading from ships at our ports brand new Japanese cars. These came down from the ship at prodigious speed by what anywhere else you would have deemed the drivers to be of the reckless kind.
At age 75 I can never be cero kilómetro. But Dr. Horricks does do some important tune-ups. One of them is to flush from my ears all that built up wax. I do this twice a year and the result is to know that I still have very good hearing. I got my flew shot and Rosemary had her corns removed. No, he is not a podiatrist but he will do in a pinch!