Thursday 7th October 1993 Morning surgery 09:55

“Hi, Dr Dennis, it’s Penny in reception. Richard Rees has just come in. He insists he has got an appointment with you at 10 o’clock this morning.”
My Dad frowned at the ‘phone. “He is not on my list, Penny.”
“I know.”
“Actually, come to think of it, I think he was supposed to see me at 10 o’clock last Thursday. He didn’t turn up. He must have got his dates muddled.”
“I will check in the appointment book. Will you see him today?”
“I can’t really, Penny. Things are a bit hectic. Can you ask him to make another appointment?”

A missed appointment.