Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Lynne is at the doctor's office. As she waits for her appointment a man comes out in a state of shock. He thinks the doctor must be wrong but the doctor says there is no mistake. The man tells Lynne that the DNA test confirmed the father of his children. Lynne asks if it is bad news and the man replies that it is in fact terrible news because all of his children are his.

Lynne may have finally found a doctor that she can rely on. This doctor is warm to his patients, trustworthy and has his name on his office door. His name is Dr Campbell. He also has a very welcoming waiting room with magazines and a plant. It seems Lynne has made the right decision and perhaps Dr Campbell can finally sort out that problem that has been hampering Lynne all this time.

The man who comes out of the doctor's office is so distraught at the news that he feels it necessary to vent to a total stranger. Lynne should really stay out of this stranger's problems but having heard the ambiguous conversation between the man and the doctor she is so intrigued to find out what is actually going on. Not only does she ask if it's bad news but she walks out with him, perhaps missing her own appointment in the process. Not a good thing to do when you're on the lookout for a good doctor; Dr Campbell does not like to be kept waiting.

The man is upset that his children are actually his. He is likely to be upset because they are young tearaways. He has five children who have done untold damage to his house and garden. At the present time all his windows have been smashed, one child has destroyed a plant pot, another has ripped up a plant and a third is kicking a melon. The man thinks that if the children weren't his then he may be able to get away with not looking after them, or even divorce his wife and just be shot of the whole ghastly situation. The sad part of this is that not only does he mean it, but he would be happier if his wife had had an affair which spawned five children. The children are all about the same age which means his wife either had triplets and twins, or even more remarkably quintuplets. At least if they weren't his he could believe that his wife was only unfaithful the one time. Somewhere a different man is sighing with relief.

1 comment:

  1. Were DNA paternity tests available on demand from GPs in 198n?