Thursday 20th May 1993 Morning surgery 10:10

“The pain has gone?” My Dad asked worriedly.
“Yes, doctor. It started yesterday morning. I woke up with it. It was quite severe. It was easing off by the evening. I thought that that was because I had taken a paracetamol after lunch. I couldn’t feel it at all this morning. I didn’t take any more paracetamol in case it came back before I saw you.”
My Dad sighed. “What a shame you couldn’t get an appointment yesterday!”
“I did try. You were chock-a-block. The receptionist was very helpful. She did her best.”

You should have come earlier.