"Mrs Burns ? Mrs Myfanwy Burns?"
A tall,thin, well dressed older woman stood up and walked towards me guarding her left arm .
She looked like a praying mantis,with a tight cap of purple hair and large glasses offset by an angular face with a small chin.
She followed me into my examination room.
"Good evening Ma'am...what can I do for you today then?"
Glaring belligerently at me, she waved her left hand in my general direction.
I sat there looking at her.
Many patients do this and I always ignore them...I'm not actually a vet...you have to talk to me if you want me to try and guess what might be wrong with you...and since I get paid by the hour and not by the patient,I can sit and wait out your rudeness longer than you can wait your your pain.
It was supposed to be a treat ,she snarled.
"I beg your pardon?"
My stupid daughter thought it would be a treat...
I just sat looking at her.
She took me out for 'afternoon tea' at a fancy hotel...
Well...she wanted to sit outside in the sun...
And it moved...!!!
"The sun moved , you mean?"
Yes...she spat...the sun moved and I ended up sitting in the shade...
"Right...so the sun moved...like its done every day since...oh...I don't know...the beginning of time perhaps...and you ended up sitting in the shade...go on..."
Well I decided to dragged my chair from the patio onto the grass and I fell over...and injured my wrist...
"Okay...it certainly looks dodgy...lets get an x-ray of that for you..."
I don't think its broken...I'm only here because my stupid daughter insisted I come...
"Well...I do think its broken...but if you don't want the x-ray that's also okay..."
Well...I've waited so long to see you this evening that I should probably have it then...
She had it.
She had broken her wrist.
I'm glad I'm not her daughter...
...or orthopaedic surgeon...
Julian demanded danger pay for putting her in a plaster cast.
I offered him half a kit-kat.