Friday, February 03, 2012

A stitch in time

My colleague's son is on his year abroad from SOAS, studying Mandarin at Beijing University. He's sharing a house with three other friends from England and enjoying all the night life that Beijing has to offer. They had exams just before Chinese New Year. Stumbling around in the house that morning, the boy trod on a wine glass and badly cut his foot. One of his house mates bandaged it for him and he went off to do the morning exam. At the end of the three hour paper, his foot did not feel well and he saw that his shoe was brimming with blood. He went to the hospital, was seen immediately, had it stitched up and was back in time for his 2pm exam. And he passed!


Anonymous kinglear said...

Ah yes, I vaguely remember doing exams in the 60s with massive hangovers. And I still can't remember anything about it...

5:10 pm  
Blogger Welshcakes Limoncello said...

And he certainly deserved to pass!

7:30 pm  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...


Ciao WL

9:06 am  
Blogger elleeseymour said...

That's very impressive. Do you think our NHS could be as efficient as this?

9:37 pm  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

I doubt it, Ellee!

1:20 pm  

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