At work today a nurse “popped the Question”. She did it right there and then and asked me directly! I didn’t know how to respond!
We were walking along a corridor and she asked me how long I’d been a Porter. I replied: “Dunno, 23, 24 years”. She then said: “Oh, have you ever thought about becoming a HCA?” (Health Care Assistant). I admit I was caught on the back foot! I decided to be sarcastic: “No, I’m too young! I want action and adventure on my life. I’m not ready to settle down into a quiet and sedate civilian life…. So have you ever thought about becoming a Porter?” Ha ha!
It could have been worse! I hate it when they make that tutting noise in the mouth and go: “Ben… Ben… 24 years as a Porter? Why don’t you do something better? You could go up the ladder? Surely you don’t want to be just a Porter all your life! It’s such a waste!” If she had said that I’d have walked off after saying something to her that would have landed me in a whole heap of trouble.