Until recently, statistics was a subject that I avoided at all costs. I found it difficult to understand and boring, and for years I swore that I would never learn about or be interested in statistics. (By the way, I also swore that I would never become a medical writer.) Since becoming a medical writer just over 10 years ago, I have gradually warmed to statistics and now even find it interesting. However, I still think that statisticians are an alien species that speaks a different language. If you don’t believe me, try to get a straight answer from a statistician!