Patient: I fell and sprained my ankle.
Doctor: How did you manage to do that?
Patient: I jumped off a ledge in the garden and twisted my ankle.
Doctor: Turn up your trousers so I can have a look at it.
Patient: It seems to be swollen, compared to my other ankle.
Doctor: Does it hurt to walk on?
Patient: I'm worried as I am catching a plane this evening.
Doctor: You should have it x-rayed immediately.
Patient: Will you fix an appointment for me?
Doctor: You can go to the x-ray department this afternoon at 2.30 pm.
Many articles taken from 'A word with the doctor', by Dr. John Windsor.