Last week we were at Bethleham we were given individual skills to read up on and deliver to the class at Klippity’s leisure. He said he wouldn’t give us any warning, he’d just pick on a skill whenever we had five minutes free and slot it in there. ‘These are all done at random’ Klippity said before he read out the list of skills we would be teaching. ‘Jerome’ – I out my hand up. ‘Laerdel Suction Equipment’. I put my hand down, and with it my heart sank too. Suction: possibly the least sexy thing in the world, alongside antique pottery and West Ruislip. Nevermind, it’s all character building, isn’t it?
‘Yeah he also said something else, that you’ve been in the College of Paramedics news, the Service news, this and that, he was sick of seeing me. I think he feels that you need to peg it down a bit. ‘That boy, he’s peaking too soon’. But he wasn't being serious. In fact, I think he's secretly proud of you. You're one of his students after all'.