Now who would have thought that a routine visit to the nurse for vaccinations would yield such enjoyment? Himself and I presented ourselves to the surgery and were duly processed by the practice nurse. She introduced J, This is J, a fourth year on placement with us at present. There was some banter about J being inexperienced in dealing with the needles, but she performed perfectly. I innocently asked if she got taught this at school, and continued to dig a hole for myself by enquiring if she wanted to be a nurse or study medicine. The puzzled looks turned to laughter when she gently put us right – she was indeed a fourth year……but a fourth year medical student. I could only apologise and explain that she really did look way too young.
I suppose it could just have been the-police-officers-are-getting-younger scenario. Him Behind the Wheel had twigged slightly before me and relished seeing me make things worse and then have to squirm. The noise was so great that the whole staff heard the ruckus. I would love to have heard what was said of us afterwards. They are a nice, old, slightly doddery old pair really?