Tonight was one of those times.
Over the past few months, Howard has had a few health problems, notably heart related but he is doing well at present. Howard is a great believer in herbal remedies too, as attested by his large box of packets of pills for various aliments, more than you could shake a stick at.( Some time ago, he recommended one such remedy to Keith for his leg problems and Keith duly ordered and took them, resulting in a couple of fountain-like bleeds from his veins, in turn, necessitating new stair and bedroom carpets, but that's another story.)
Tonight was blood pressure night, instigated by Keith's mention of feeling constantly tired and sleepy, which the rest of us thought could be a side effect of his current medication.
The general consensus was that he should high-tail it back to the GP to discuss other options - which is what I have been telling him to do for the past fortnight, to no avail, of course.
This gave rise to Howard bringing out his blood pressure monitor and a general comparison of BP readings...
A great time was had by all but eventually, I had to wake Keith up, prise him off the sofa and lead him to the car for the homeward journey - a bit worrying really, as he was driving us home.
Seriously, we had a very pleasant evening.
Sixty IS the new forty, you know!