Martha is an elderly co-worker. She has this problem where spots of the skin on her hands have lost their pigmentation. I overheard the following conversation she had with a younger co-worker, Denise.

Martha: “Now that it’s so sunny, this is really annoying, because the specks get sunburned so easily.”

Denise: “Oh don’t worry about it – a lot of people walk around with cancer, nobody will think it’s a big deal.”

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