An office romance, a lonely surgeon, and an angry patient with unexplained pain

By Dr Melanie Cheng. From the book Australia Day.

A COUPLE of weeks after the poster incident, Simone called Deepak into her office. He wasn’t worried — the last time she’d summoned him like this, she’d kissed him violently against the filing cabinet. But this time when he walked through the door, Simone had a serious face.

“There’s been a complaint,” she said as he pulled the door closed behind him. She sat down and pointed to a document on her desk.

It was an email addressed to the