Charlie meets Bert in a pub.
Bert: O hello Charlie!
Charlie: Hello Bert! How’s things?
B: They’re well Charlie... I heard you’ve got the old Parkinson’s. What’s that then?
C: Yeah, Bert, diagnosed last week. Put a downer on that day, believe me. Parkinson’s, well its, er, its…
B: A pain in the foot? A pain in the backside? Makes you want to interview famous people?
C: No! It’s a neurological condition!
B: O I see.
C: These cells in my brain are dying, see? And these tiny cells, they are what control my movement.
B: O I see! Sorry to hear that Charlie… And where did you get this disease thing from then?
C: I, er, let me see, I, er…
B: Got it at the supermarket? Got it for Christmas? Got rid of it already?
C: No! I don’t think I got it from anywhere. I’m trying to, er, trying to…
B: Think it over? Think it through? Not think about it?
C: Remember what the Doctor said! He said some genes are involved but they mostly don’t know. Strangest thing not knowing what, er, what, er…
B: Time it is? What you’re having for tea? What is beyond the edge of the universe?
C: No! What caused it! If I knew that, then I could've avoided it. There are things to, er, things to, er…
B: Say at a time like this? Avoid at all costs? Things to do?
C: Yes! Things to do! Like take medicine and do exercise. And think positive like. That kind of thing!
B: Does that include having a pint of the good stuff? What’ll be?
C: I’ll have, er, I’ll have, er…