And All Shall Be The Same…..

So you lie in your hospital bed before your operation, and you are introduced to the senior staff who shall be doing your invasive surgery operation.

You query why one person in the group is wearing a top with wrist-length sleeves, as opposed to the rest of the team who are all wearing tops with elbow-length sleeves; in conformance to requirements that push the need for scrupulous cleanliness.

You are advised that there is no need to worry, as that person is a Muslim, has problems with their MODESTY being compromised by allowing their arms to be revealed during work. Presumably, the muslim god shall also protect you against any bacteria or virus transmission which may result from that particular person’s aversion to washing their hands and arms in the manner prescribed within the NHS code of practice for surgery and medical care!