Love's a funny thingBMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7441.717-a (Published 18 March 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:717
- Liam Farrell, general practitioner1
- 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 …