Jaquie Brown: Five-finger deals from the ward

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Lovely addition to the interior. Photo / Thinkstock
Lovely addition to the interior. Photo / Thinkstock

Let's be honest - it's tempting sometimes to take the odd thing home when you think no one is looking. There is an element of magpie in all of us.

Only last week I was visiting a friend in hospital and thought, "Goodness, that electric bed would look good at my place."

And who doesn't need a microscope, treadmill, shower stool or toilet frame to jazz up a tired interior?

I guess it's a good sign the medical staff were so engrossed with their work they didn't spot me and my haul squeaking out the front door.

I tell you what though, it was extremely thrilling.

My pulse was racing as I passed reception.

I know this because the ECG machine I'd swiped was reading 173 heartbeats per minute.

- Herald on Sunday

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