Those wags at the IT geek website (End Game is reliably informed that is an play on the term “beta”, as in… oh never mind) have come up with a simpler surgical checklist, to replace the one developed by the World Health Organization and National Patient Safety Agency.

This new “budget edition” replaces the WHO’s laborious 16 questions with just eight, including: has the surgeon checked the relevant Wikipedia article, and “are all the internal organs back on the inside?” (The correct answer to that is “Yes. Except that slippery one that is under the cupboard”.)

Hilarious! Now you know why your IT helpdesk takes so long to fix anything.