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521. Bathroom chair


Stella was riled. Why had no one ever told her? Forever, she had thought it stupid that people had a chair in their bathroom.

Stella had plenty of time to ponder this from her hospital bed. She had broken her hip.

She needed a chair in her bathroom. There comes a time when one cannot stand on one leg to step into the underwear.

469. Hip Replacement


Laurence was to have a hip replacement operation. It was a tricky business, as he had a bad heart. He couldn’t live without the operation, and on the other hand, he might not survive the operation.

He was about to be wheeled from the ward to the operating theatre. His wife, Nancy, was with him.

“There’s just one thing I want to say, Nancy,” said Laurence. “If I don’t pull through the operation, then know that I always…”

“Don’t be stupid,” interrupted the nurse, in a passion of consolation. “These operations are hum-drum. There’s no need to be concerned.”

Nancy always wondered, during the funeral and thereafter, what exactly it was that Laurence was going to say.