My job isn't all stress and suffering. Sometimes I have a bloody good giggle as well, as I did on one day this week.
I had to see a delightful woman to see if I could cast light on her memory problems. As part of my assessment I administer a formal test. During one part of it I ask the person to recall the names of some famous people. My conversation with this lady, let's call her Anne, went something like this.
Me: Can you tell me the name of the current Prime Minister?
Anne: Is it Margaret Thatcher? No, that's not right. It's not her but it's another woman.
Me: Can you tell me the name of the other woman who was Prime Minister?
Anne: Oh no, I can't remember that......oh wait a minute. It was Margaret Thatcher. I said that already didn't I?
Me: Good. Now can you tell me the name of the President of America?
Anne: No I don't think I know that one. (She thought for a moment). No I don't know...... Who is it then?
Me: It's Donald Trump.
On receiving this information 'Anne' look truly amazed.
Anne: Nooooooooooo! What that man? Now who would have voted for him? Donald Trump? President? Well, well, well! I suppose he has a certain kind of charisma but it wouldn't have been my choice.
Cue belly laugh!