Troy’s New Job
A greying man dressed in a pristine white coat, held out a welcoming hand. “Ah, you must be the new person, Troy, isn’t it? I’m John Davidson we spoke briefly on the ‘phone. Anyway welcome to the unit, I’m sure you’ll fit in well here.”
Troy shook the man’s hand warmly. “Thank you, I’m really looking forward to getting started, I’ve wanted a job like this for ages, I’m sure I will find it fascinating.”
John Davidson waved his arm across the room. “Oh, yes, once you’re fully trained, you’ll find our work very engrossing. Now let me introduce you to Moira she’ll be your guide and mentor.”
He pointed a finger over Troy’s left shoulder.
Troy turned to face Moira. She was dressed in an identical white coat, with her hair covered by a blue plastic bouffant cap. She gave him a cordial greeting, “Come on Troy, let’s get you fitted out and then I’ll give you the guided tour.”
She led Troy over to a door marked ‘Clothing Store’ and eyed him carefully up and down. She reached in and handed a familiar white coat to him. He slipped it on, Moira nodded in approval. “A great fit, you now really look the part, so let’s get going.”
The pair walked away. Moira took the lead with Troy following in her wake.
About an hour later they returned. John Davidson looked up from his bench. “So, there you are, well young man, how did you get on?”
Troy stared back. His eyes wide and his face pale.
“I’ve never seen so much blood.”
John Davidson shook his head and frowned. He glanced across to Moira. She was grinning broadly.
Moira laughed, “Well, what did you expect? I mean this is a haematology laboratory. That’s what we deal with, blood!”