Give us a breakBMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6966.1446 (Published 26 November 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1446
- Trisha Greenhalgh
I met a nice woman in the park the other day. We chatted while our children played. She told me about the Saturday football club, and cub scouts, and how to make a sponge cake that didn't sink in the middle. She was a mine of information. I wanted to take notes.
She offered me a cigarette.
“Mind if I do?”
“No. Go ahead.”
We talked some more; then she said, “Do you work?”
“No, it just feels like it.”
“Are you a teacher?”
“Come on, what do you do?” …
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