We had to wait around 30 minutes to be seen and so I started to read every poster, leaflet, notice on every wall, as you do, to kill time. A couple of posters made me chuckle – well, a loud laugh was out of the question when surrounded by the sick and dying- and made the waiting a lot more enjoyable.
A large poster announced;
“Premature Ejaculation Class – Every Wednesday 6 pm. Please arrive early”
WTF? Of course they will arrive early. Duh!
Another poster stated the importance of eating 5 portions of vegetables/fruit per day with the witty caption;
“Human Beans Make Good Runners” Uh!?
And another poster showed a frail, ashen-faced old lady and highlighted the plight of the elderly who are afflicted by dementia. It said;
“As you get older three things happen. The first is your memory goes, and I can't remember the other two...”
I know… funny as hell. You’d think I was making up these things, but I’m not!
Anyway, that same poster ended on a more cheerful note by stating;
“The good thing is, when you become senile you won’t know it!"
Charming! Mocking the afflicted! What next?
Needless to say, Madeleine and I felt much better after that unexpected spell of giggling.
"Laughter is the best medicine" some wise old fart once said...and yes, I concur.