"Let me call Papa out. He should know his priorities"
Outside Nanavati Hospital, Mumbai, two women in their mid thirties, with an arm around each other, sat on the car park wall, facing their back to the visitors. One of them had been crying. A man about their age walked up, turned on his cell and said those words. He looked agitated and concerned.
Had Papa lost his lifetime mamma just then and was so much in grief that he was unwilling to come out of the hospital and do the necessary things
Was Papa in a meeting and not bothered to come and tend to an ailing wife at the hospital
Maybe Papa was divorced and so insensitive that he did not see why he should be around at least for his kids ( the weeping daughter)
Papa could have been such a good husband that he had forgotten he needed to be a good father
Was Papa attending to a close friend and had forgotten that his wife was returning from a long trip abroad and he had to pick her up ( maybe the weeping lady was the friend's daughter)
Maybe Papa's son was worried that Papa may contract some contagious disease if he stayed on in the hospital
Had Papa and Mama been in an accident together and only Mama had been injured, badly?
Maybe Papa's son wanted to book an FIR/ or talk things out with the insurance guys
Was Papa a GP and fighting out with experts who were handling his wife's case
I do hope Papa understood his priorities and everyone is okay.