Tuesday, 12 April 2011

More Tin-Hitlerism

My parents know a couple in their late eighties and quite frail; they were pre-eminent leaders of the community in their prime. They now need sleeping tablets to sleep but their doctor will prescribe them only in tiny quantities; presumably out of some patronizing sense that they might decide to put themselves out for good. There is no other explanation for it; especially since they have to hack in several miles for repeat prescriptions. The same doctor prescribes larger quantities for younger patients. So now Tin-Hitlerism is in the doctor's surgery. It is an utter disgrace. But people seem to tolerate it. I was feeling a little homesick yesterday but things like this keep me away.

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