. . . my attention was on the younger generation and I forgot to look back . . .
M: she's not very well. She's got worse since you saw her at the weekend. She's transferred hospitals.
A: but she looked a little better at the weekend.
M: I know.
A: Did she choose the wrong number?
M: what do you mean?
A: each path has a number. Did she choose the wrong path?
M: yes A, she did.
A: that's how people get ill isn't it? They choose the wrong path.
M: hmmm. So how do know which is the right path?
A: you don't M. You have to guess. That's why people get ill.