Today I had one of my scariest assignments yet for Nursing Times.
Normally the most excitement I get is listening to Socialist Worker Party militants at the Unison conference, trying to get the NHS Pay Review Body abolished.
But today’s visit to the Islington Hilton hotel in London was far more nerve-wracking.
It featured Robert Kaiser, managing director of ASEO Intelligent Body Armour Solutions, being slashed by a knife usually used only by US Navy Seals.
At least that’s what he told me, but I wasn’t going to go try and find out how sharp it was.
Thankfully Mr Kaiser was wearing his revolutionary slash resistant T-shirt, which prevented the whole thing turning into some kind of snuff movie.
Afterwards the demonstration at the press conference-cum-product launch, I also met several other quite scary people.
Two suited gentlemen looking shifty in the corner turned out to be those people who bash your door down if you have not paid the leccy for six months.
And another disconcertingly friendly man turned out to be the chief doorman at Fabric nightclub, who wore a gold chain that reminded me of something Mr T would wear and kept playfully punching me while talking to me.
As they often say in the journalistic trade, I made my excuses and left.