A man in the UK has been sent a letter by the state run health service informing him that he is pregnant. Last time I heard of this happened it involved a California Govinator in a Hollywood movie. I guess this goes in the same category as family pets being sent credit card applications. I wonder who will host the baby shower.
Hilton Plettell should expect the pitter-patter of tiny feet in seven months’ time, according to the correspondence sent to him from the obstetric department of a hospital in Norwich.
The 50-year-old, from Kings Heath, said he was “flabbergasted” when he received the appointment letter inviting him to a scan – and warning him he could be expecting twins!
Opening “Dear Mr Plettell”, the note also advised him: “Please also attend with a full bladder, which is important for your planned ultrasound. An ultrasound scan is used to check the pregnancy, to determine how far pregnant you are, and sometimes it can show twins.”
Hilton, who never got round to having children and works as a merchandising manager, said: “It came as a bit of a shock, I’ve shown the letter to quite a few friends and they can’t believe it.
“I knew the letter was genuine. The date of birth, the National Insurance number and everything on there is correct. I’m just surprised they can send something like that.”