Power of a personal song

Save The Last Dance For Me was recorded in 1960 by The Drifters and would have ended up on the B side of the record if not for the producer who insisted that the song was the better song on the record. He was right and the song went to No 1 for three weeks in the US. Artists including Dolly Parton and Michael Buble, covered the song in years to come. What many fans don't know about the song, however, is that it had a sad story behind it. Doc Pomus, who wrote the song on his wedding day, had polio and, as a result, spent most of his time in a wheelchair or on crutches. On his wedding day, he had to watch his new bride dancing with everyone but him. Hence the lyrics: "You can dance every dance with the man who gives you the eye ... but don't forget who's taking you home and in whose arms you're gonna be." (Source: listverse.com)

Medical time-wasters

1. "While working as a GP I had a 40-something man come in with his wife complaining of 'electric shocks' for the past year. It was soon apparent these were static shocks caused by his cheap work suit and rubber-soled work shoes. I explained he just needed to change his shoes and it would stop, but they were baffled. They'd never heard of static shocks and couldn't understand why I couldn't treat his 'condition'. Sadly I have no power the change the laws of physics."

2. "The stupidest thing I've been to the doctor for: I took my young son in because he had a very regular rash on his lower back. It wasn't until I was in the doctor's office that I noticed that it had exactly the same pattern as the inlet cover on our Jacuzzi. Which he had just been bathing in."

3. "Vet here ... If you leave your dead dog I euthanised in the back of your car on the hottest day of the year, don't come crying to me when its belly fills with putrefying gases and bursts. Demanding I cover the costs of reupholstering your car might be considered a little rude as well."


4. "We had an ambulance calling over the radio for a 'foreign body in left eye'. We started mobilising, called the ophthalmologist on call, were ready for shrapnel, a big-ass tree branch, something big. We get a woman with an eyelash in her inner eyelid."