Day 5: Over The £1k Line

19 Apr

More Stuff You Can’t Make Up.

This afternoon, after speaking to a patient’s family on the ward.


Jo: Is there anything else you would like to ask me?

Patient’s daughter: Dad, is there anything you want to ask the doctor?

Patient: Yes. [Trying to crack a joke:] Have you got a thousand pounds?

Jo: No I haven’t… (only £981 so far. But how on earth did you know what I was up to?!)


* * *

Scribbled on a stray bit of disintegrated manila folder of the kind that houses patient notes.

Scribbled on a stray bit of disintegrated manila folder of the kind that usually houses patient notes.

Craaaaazy stuff.

Craaaaazy stuff.


This happened at approx 7pm today.

I meant to post this then, but then I sat down and promptly passed out.

(Today this was obviously precipitated by the starvation/fatigue of this last week. However this – i.e. me going inert on the sofa and deepening the me-shaped depression in it, on the left hand side – is an exceedingly normal occurrence in this household. The trigger usually being junk food coma induced by consuming 2-4 packets* almost every evening after work, despite Guan’s protestations that “DINNER IS ALMOST READY, CAN’T YOU JUST WAIT A MINUTE?!”)

(* – Hula Hoops being flavour of the month [due to it being BOGOF at the time of purchase] – prior to that it was Wotsits. I reckon it should be Cheetos next. Hmm. Where can I find cheap Cheetos in this country?)

I wake up and suddenly the new total is £1,066.





I don’t know what to say (except thank you again, 1,066 times).

So here, watch another YouTube video while I play Cinderella. 6 minutes to midnight. Thought this moment would never come! *hyperventilating in excitement

2 Responses to “Day 5: Over The £1k Line”

  1. harri8here April 20, 2013 at 8:14 am #

    Superstar Jo! What a fantastic amount in FIVE days.
    I just love, love, lOve that video :).

    • Jo April 20, 2013 at 8:32 am #

      Yes, the video makes me want to hop on the Eurostar like you, make some feline French friends and play Pattycakes with them 🙂
      How is the writing going? Is it summer there yet?

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