Overheard in The White Cross Pub

by Hannah Hodgson

My best balls-up would have to be a few weeks before I qualified.
I realised all of these old people had false teeth that were never maintained
by nursing homes. I was in Geriatrics, so went around the ward collecting teeth.
I spent an hour scrubbing at these teeth, put them all in a large washing-up bowl.
So I go on like this for ninety minutes and am really pleased with myself.
Then I realised. All these teeth were jumbled up, so I had to go around all
of these old dears saying, ‘Do you recognise these teeth?’ for the rest of the shift.
The next morning, I came in and the Matron had made wanted posters.