Please let me be ill

There were only two people in the doctor’s waiting room. Robert had come for a blood test and was sitting opposite a man who was constantly mumbling to himself, “Please let me be ill. Please let me be ill.”

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Unable to contain his curiosity any longer, Robertleaned over and asked the man, “I’m sorry, I couldn’t help but overhear you say you hoped you were sick. Why is that?”

The man looked up at him and replied sadly, “Well I’d had to be well and feel like this!”

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