Life's a game. And for us GPs, it's Whack-a-Mole

There is a game my grandchildren play with great enthusiasm.


It’s called Whack-a-Mole.

It seems a bit politically incorrect to me. It involves a lot of whacking a recurrently resurgent mole that pops up in unpredictable spots.

This is accompanied by raucous whoops and threatening sounds.

Honestly, it reminds me of a bad day in general practice.

Forget the whooping and threatening sounds. Because we are all so grown-up and sophisticated, we don’t do that.

Or we do it under our breath, or wait