Love's a funny thing

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 18 March 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:717
  1. Liam Farrell, general practitioner1
  1. 1Crossmaglen, County Armagh

    This is a delicate and touchy subject, but I feel it must be addressed. I recently met a large, fat acquaintance whom I cordially dislike, for reasons that will soon become obvious, and who told me he'd had a hip replacement.

    “And how have you been since?” I asked, out of politeness, not really caring, my emotional commitment stalled somewhere between apathy and pity.

    “Very sore to start with, but much better now,” he leered, drooling beer …

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