Stop! In the name of loveBMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b1757 (Published 28 April 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1757
- Des Spence, general practitioner, Glasgow
In the last deep recession a friend and I washed cars. This was the days of Thatcherism; and as it was his business and buckets, we split the takings 60:40. I accepted this, as I was desperate for work to buy blank cassettes. In the days before teenagers downloaded a lifetime of music overnight from pirate websites we taped music from the radio chart show, because original LPs then cost a weekly wage. The only alternative was the “tribute cassette” found in loose bins in Woolworths: three redundant Cardiff steel workers …
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