In a shock revelation that would have even Moses reaching for his tablets, A&E departments across the UK have been overwhelmed with a plague of locums of truly biblical proportions.
Used to dealing with seasonal outbreaks of diarrohea and pestilence, the current crisis really is enough to make the blood of the cast of Casualty really boil with current working conditions being described by one consultant as 'just not Fair(oh)'
Run off their feet the hospital administrators were forced to bring in outside labour, some of some of them from France, or frogs as they are tenderly referred too.
Dr Aaron Joshua, a senior consultant in Obs and Gyny (or deliverance as its more commonly known) where there's a first born every minute, explained "gone are the times when the old triage or pyramid system as we called it could deal with such unexpected events. In the good old days we could have our (s)lice of cake and eat it but now all manna of things mean we often mean going home in darkness and the mass exodus at the end of a shift often which makes it difficult to hail a taxi. Still on the plus side we are so busy time just flies by and God willing this difficult time will pass over us soon."