Have I mentioned that I'm off to India for the Imagine Cup finals? Not in the last ten minutes Rob....
Anyhoo, I am. And had my jabs. And apparently anti-malaria tablets are required too. I did some research on the interweb and it seems malaria is a really bad thing. From the description of what goes on when you get it pretty much everything bad happens except for your head exploding. So I need some tablets.
The tablets that look the best bet need a prescription. So off I go to the health centre for assistance. We have a super health centre at Hull. You can just turn up and usually get seen by a nurse within minutes. So ten minutes after I arrive I go into consulting 1 to sort things out.
When they type my name in to the computer it flashes up red. Apparently I also need a health check. Something to do with my age. So I tell the nurse my height, get weighed and have my blood pressure taken. Then the nurse asks "What about drinking?". I saythat it is a bit early for me, but if she wants to have a slug that is fine by me. She was of course asking about my drinking habits, which are fairly abstemious (although I am off to the pub tonight - pure coincidence). Then we cover smoking (which I get right this time), and finally I get my prescription.