UK health care is the sick man of Europe
It's the time of year to bore friends with holiday stories - hilarious, horrible, or both. In that horrible category, many inevitably concern health: visitations by fearsome tropical parasites; ghastly accidents on Autobahnen or Autostrade; attacks by sharks or less obvious funny floating things. Ours was more mundane - a happy accident. But it caused us, sipping our aperitivi afterwards, to brood about European health care.