Hospital regulations require a wheelchair for patients being discharged.

However, a young student nurse, found an elderly gentleman already dressed and sitting on the bed with a suitcase at his feet who insisted he didn't need any help to leave the hospital.

After a chat about rules being rules, he reluctantly let her wheel him to the elevator. On the way down she asked him if his wife was meeting him.

"I don't know," he said. "She's still upstairs in the bathroom changing out of her hospital gown."