Stressing he wasn’t to be disturbed while giving a patient a fatal cancer diagnosis, oncologist Brian ‘Bong’ O’Halloran paused before adding, ‘unless somebody says something really funny about Trump?’
“I could use a break,” the University Hospital Kerry consultant explained to secretary Mary ‘Ming’ Lonergan who looked at him blankly.
“I got three more of these before lunchtime,” he sighed, swivelling in his chair to look out the window at his new ‘beamer’.
‘Right,’ Longergan replied in a bright, neutral tone that concealed the fact that O’Halloran’s colleagues had privately begun to discuss the way in which his initial interest in Trump had lately blossomed into an all consuming obsession.
“We should be allowed wear those black caps judges wore when they were handing down the death sentence,” Bong said without realizing Lonergan had already left the room.
“Did you say something?” she said, putting her head around the door.
“Otherwise,” he stressed, turning back to her, “absolutely no interruptions?”