B(e)aring all


I went to my GP surgery this morning for a standard blood test, but because of the current pandemic, there was a notice stuck to the inside of the door’s window giving me instructions on how to behave. As I said to the nurse who came to open the door for me, I was not expecting to have to take off all my clothes for such a routine procedure.

I’m passing over possible reasons for the use of “await” where I would have expected “wait for”


  1. Also “Before they will allow you…”. Possibly the writer’s first language isn’t English?

  2. Paul –
    I did have my suspicions, but didn’t like to ask the young lady who answered the door – she was very definitely English. At least two of the doctors at the surgery fit your description.

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