Tom is indefatigably, quixotically, pursuing his application for a visa to enable his wife to come and visit him. I tried and failed last year. Tom's efforts have taken on a surreal twist now: yesterday he visited an Indian doctor who managed to obtain a visa for his wife, to get the SP from him.
Anyway, this doctor told him that holiday weekends are a very busy time in the hospital because huge families descend on the place to visit distant relations. "It's because they have no cinemas in Libya," was his verdict.
I've hardly been out of my room the last 48 hours, immersed as I am in ELT Methodology.