Fillers A memorable conversation

Did my wife elope with someone else?

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 01 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:29
  1. Wayengera Misaki (, editor in chief
  1. Makerere Medical Journal (MMJ), Makerere Medical School, Kampala, Uganda

    Mienwa, leader of the senior clerks clerking obstetrics and gynaecology, after watching Senegal triumph over France in their group opening match of the 2002 World Cup, reluctantly strolls back to the ward in an exuberant mood he just cannot conceal. Being the extrovert that he is makes it even more plain to all the staff on the ward.

    “You cut [dodged] the ward round this morning just because you were watching football,” comments the SIC (sister in charge), “You men are just too obsessed with that game.”

    “Oh yeah, I just couldn't miss seeing Diouf do his thing in this opener,” retorts Mienwa, lifting his leg as though he were hitting a ball. “Who is the SHO on call tonight?”

    “It's Dr Wange; he is in the evacuation room,” answers sister.

    In the evacuation room Mienwa …

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