Many things happened when I was rendered immobile and confined to my bedroom due to an accident. I couldn't visit my wards nor any one during the 6 weeks I was an invalid. Now, when I went on my rounds, I have problems the size of Mount Fuji.
Some of my foreign students played truant and were not attending school. One young man promptly declared himself on holiday when he learnt that I was not able to check on him physically for a month. He missed lessons for almost 2 months!
What was he doing all this time? He locked himself in his room, playing computer games! He stocked up on biscuits, mineral water, potato chips and a carton of canned coffee. When he got tired, he slept. His waking time was spent on scoring points and attaining higher levels in his online games.
One gross thing that I couldn't stomach : He didn't bathe nor brush his teeth for that whole 2 months! He didn't change his clothes too. OMG! Can you imagine the stench and filth when I walked into his room! I almost fainted.
This 21-year old young man is going to take over his parents' multi-billion dollar business one day and he couldn't even take care of himself! He is too addicted to his computer games. sigh.....
Nobody missed him, not even his parents. His lecturers and classmates didn't notice his absence. The hostel staff didn't notice that he hadn't step out of his room for a long time. What a cold and uncaring world we are living in!