Sunday, 23 August 2015

Miss Polly 2015

KHT - Miss Polly had a dolly who was sick…
R - Well if the doll was faulty then it should have been returned to the place from where is was obtained - Amazon, or Tesco, or wherever.  A bit tricky if it was a gift.
KHT - Maybe it wasn’t a doll, maybe it was a child…
R - That is possible.  Carry on
KHT -  Miss Polly had a dolly who was sick, sick, sick…
R - So this doll, that isn't a doll, but a child has repeated bouts of vomiting…
KHT - Yes!  So she sent for the doctor to come quick,…
R - Wait!  You can’t just send for a doctor, you have to phone up and try and book an appointment.  If you are lucky you might get an emergency appointment, but it won’t be with the doctor of your choice…
KHT - quick, quick…
R - Hang on, how many times did she ask the doctor to come?  You can’t keep asking, you know, or you will be labelled as a nuisance patient, or worse, suspected of having an unhealthy desire for your child to be ill.  Munchausen syndrome by proxy…
KHT - The doctor came…
R - In real life he wouldn’t arrive for a bit of sickness, or he would be constantly visiting pregnant women, or those who were suffering the effects of over indulgence….
KHT - with his bag and his hat…
R - Well I am sure that those both carried lots of germs.  When this sickness spreads, don’t blame me!
KHT - ..and he knocked on the door with a rat-a-tat-tat.
R - and what is wrong with the door bell?  Why can’t he use that like anyone else?
KHT - He looked at the dolly and he shook his head -
R - He didn’t even examine her, take her temperature, or listen to her breathing?  Disgraceful!  ..and then he shook his head!  Well that is going to reassure Miss Polly isn’t it.
KHT - and he said “Miss Polly, put her straight to bed!”
R - Ah, he thinks the dolly is malingering.  Doctors do that you know if they think you are trying to fool them.  They recommend you stay in bed, but if they think that you are genuinely ill, they say get up when you feel up to it.
KHT - He wrote on a paper for a pill, pill, pill.
R - Was that one prescription or three? I am a bit confused!
KHT I’ll be back in the morning, yes I will, will,will.
R - No he won’t won’t won’t!  The NHS is being sold off.