• Question: Have you ever done something that others thought was bad, but you didn't regret it?

    Asked by Ellie to Adil, Amanda, Gail, Jamie, Jo & Lucy, Nicola, Philly, Tuxford on 13 Mar 2018.
    • Photo: Jamie Hynes

      Jamie Hynes answered on 13 Mar 2018:

      This question’s going to be getting me into trouble Ellie!! It’s not as tame as Theresa May ‘running through a field of wheat’ and I have a list of things that didn’t go to plan, but had good intentions. Each of them helped me develop as a person which I suppose feeds into what kind of doctor I am.

      When at a hotel after a night’s drinks and fun I saw the Dean (same as a Headteacher) had left his bedroom door slightly open. I knew him well enough so peeped round the corner and went into the room to let him know the door wasn’t closed. Found his wife sat bolt upright in her bed in her nightie asking who I was and ‘Can I help you??’ (looking scared) and after nervously explaining the door was left open left the room to see my professional colleagues wetting themselves laughing at my embarrassment.
      The next morning at breakfast the Dean sidled up to me and said ‘I hear you frequented my wife’s boudoir last night…!’ Awkward.

      At school I led the geography field trip too far up the steep hillside at Church Stretton and then running down where at least 9 of us got significant injuries without breaking bones, and our teachers thought they’d end up on the news. Became school legend.
      Life experiences taught me to take time to consider things and not be impulsive. 🙂

    • Photo: Gail Allsopp

      Gail Allsopp answered on 14 Mar 2018:

      I try and have no regrets. My parents thought I was bonkers to leave being a brain surgeon to go off to drama school and act. It was the best thing I ever did and has made me who I am today.