Monday 10th December 1990   Morning sugery  09:00

“You’ve got the flu, Mr Wiley.” My Dad sighed.
“I am sure I’ve got a chest infection. I am coughing up loads of phlegm.”
“Your chest sounds completely clear. You’ve got typical flu symptoms.”
“I am really sure I’ve got a chest infection, Dr Desmond. If it was just the flu, I wouldn’t have come to see you. It even said on the News last night that we shouldn’t go to see the doctor if we’ve got the flu.”
“Yes it did, Mr Wiley. I am sorry. I assumed that, like the majority of my patients, you hadn’t seen the News.”

You’ve got the flu, Mr Wiley.