Soundings

Ever been had?

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7043.1425a (Published 01 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1425
  1. Trisha Greenhalgh

    It was a warm spring evening, and we were on a rare mid-week trip to the theatre. Just as we finished parking the car, a man knocked on the window.

    He was acutely embarrassed, he said. Never had to ask anyone this before. His car, over there, had been clamped, and he had left his credit cards at home. He only needed £6.50 to make up the fine. “Daft, isn't it? I just got out to get some flowers for my wife's birthday. Five minutes later it would have been legal to park on that line anyway.”

    We knew this was …

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