And the winner is …

I happened upon an interesting video which reminded me of an incident in my own illustrious career. First the video …

In the hope of a holiday in hospital for a change of scenery and routine prisoners will occasionally harm themselves … in a calculated way . When I was a resident a prisoner was admitted who on x-ray had knife, fork and spoon plus a couple of coins making their way through his alimentary canal. He was otherwise well and in no discomfort.

This being Australia a sweepstake was immediately commenced among the hospital staff. Our money went into the kitty. I drew a blank so no chance of winning. Those fortunate enough to draw an object waited to see what would emerge first.

To everyone’s surprise it was a toothbrush that hadn’t been picked up on x-ray. It was followed by the coins and cutlery. No active treatment was required.