A man who mistakenly stepped into the waiting room of our medical practice from an examination cubicle.
Pencil sketch and watercolour. The waiting room was packed and I was fed up when things suddenly got more interesting. A man who was to be examined by the doctor entered through the wrong door of the changing cubicle and stepped into the waiting room. Startled, he stood for about 10 seconds in full view of the patients before diving back into the cubicle. Two women went hysterical and, screaming alarmingly, fell to the floor in a kind of thrashing fit. The doctor came to their assistance and explained the sight had threatened their sense of security and damaged their hypothalamus and nervous system.
About the Artist
I was born in 1946. In the 1960s and part of the 70s I was an airman in the Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm. I joined Durham Constabulary in 1971. In 1999 I retired from policing and began teaching sociology and criminology at Durham University with emphasis on policing and researching crime. I've just…View full profile