Soundings

If you want a job doing

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7173.1667a (Published 12 December 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1667
  1. Trisha Greenhalgh, general practitioner
  1. London

    I spent most of last weekend attempting to install a plastic waste bin on the inside of a cupboard door. According to the picture on the box, the lid of the bin would lift automatically when the cupboard door opened. To produce the finished product, I was required to fix a series of tiny hooks and pulleys at impossible angles on the roof of the cupboard, and thread a piece of elastic back and forth in a crucial sequence labelled A1-B1-A2-, …

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