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Dr Teacher tries to justify his existence

He knew what he wanted to be when he grew up, but everyone persuaded him it wasn’t a good idea to be a hairdresser. A career as an optician looked appealing when viewed through the lens of an outdated physics lab. Undaunted this young hero broke onto the scene spectacularly, testing eyes right and left.

Unfortunately, no one warned him of how working with the old and infirm in Bridport, two children and a house held together by sellotape would take its toll over the years. Step by inglorious step he aged, until his summers became one long seat on the beach waiting for the next round of fish and chips to come his way.

The descent of a fine man was complete...