It is not all gloom being a locum. A friend of mine GP arrived
late for his locum session. When he arrived after a long
drive in M4 , he noticed a big queue of patients waiting outside the surgery. It is those days, when there is no appointment system or mobile phone. The patients won't let him go to the front of the queue, asking him to go back to join the queue as they felt that he is a patient trying to jump the queue.
Finally the reception staff rescued him in time.