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Offline Newportnobby

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5775 on: September 28, 2018, 02:15:47 pm »
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At least I can laugh at that rather than let my blood boil, Mike

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5776 on: September 28, 2018, 03:16:58 pm »
You have my sympathy Mike, as I’ve recently experienced similar calls to banks and insurance companies. One call last week took 45 minutes to elicit a response!  :veryangry:  I had put the phone on speaker, as I tend to do with all these type of calls, and was obeying a call of nature when the disembodied voice from the living room finally announced, “Hello, my name is David, how can I help you?” .

I had many responses flashing through my mind, none of them to do with insurance, all of them unrepeatable here, but all he got was: “One moment please”, followed by the sound of a waterfall. ;)

My favourite  :no: tuneful waits are ‘Spring’ from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, or ‘Autumn’ from the same suite, with a jangly Willem Tell Overture being enough to torture even the most resilient ear.
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5777 on: September 28, 2018, 03:36:42 pm »
Yeah - I'd put it on speaker after a couple of minutes. My favourite (once) was Meatloaf and "Bat out of hell" but even that would pall after 7 or more playings :thumbsdown:

Thinking about it, if the music length is commensurate with the time it takes to answer the call, maybe Schubert's Unfinished Symphony would be the optimum :laugh:

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5778 on: September 28, 2018, 08:27:21 pm »
SWMBO was rushed into hospital monday morning, difficulty breathing, blue lips, swollen tongue, and even though the paramedics got her oxygen levels up they were not happy, and whisked her off - nee - naww -nee - naww.

sorted out the husky, advised daughters, and followed, at the speed limit of course  ::)

staff in A&E superb, as were the staff in resuss, and something called RAMU, she was then admitted to a ward.

this morning, customary phone call to see how she was, and is she still being discharged today ?

just waiting for her discharge to be written up and her TTO [think pharmacutical goody bag] to arrive from pharmacy. phone back at 11.00

11.00 just waiting for her discharge and TTO to be signed off, call at 14.00

14.00 think it's all been signed, just waiting for pharmacy, try about 16.00

16.00 no reply

16.30 still waiting for TTO

17.45 fed up and went up there, couldn't be more than the minimum car parking fee of two hours, could it ?

on arrival, saw nurse .. still waiting for TTO  >:(

19.15 saw sister ....it seems someone didn't sign off the TTO, so it wasn't sent to the pharmacy [apologies to the pharmacy for my curses] should be with us now first thing tomorrow.

by now, SWMBO in a right state, so keeping her in overnight, they'll phone in the morning  :veryangry:

cannot understand how the person who wrote her up for discharge, and then wrote her prescription for her TTO, couldn't bother to sign it  :censored:

hopefully she'll be home tomorrow now.
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5779 on: September 28, 2018, 08:37:37 pm »
Napoleon was a short person.

Best regards,


Joe (short person)

and I believe also a corporal  :)

Nothing wrong woth short or Nasty or a corporal its three things put together I excel at!! Fair to say I keep things old school and not very PC generally refering to people with various but inventive names.

Hope the SMMBO is feeling better even though its another night stuck in hospital

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5780 on: September 28, 2018, 09:17:45 pm »
Very sorry to hear of the problems with your other half. When they were kicking me out after the triple bypass I was told it would be midday so got my sister & Mum to come for me but for some strange reason the pharmacy was shut and the staff couldn't get my meds until 6pm. I always think the hands on folks are just brilliant but the back up (mainly office staff) let the whole side down. I especially have issues with (a) my consultant and (b) the appointments office ::)

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5781 on: September 29, 2018, 07:53:27 am »
Not a good day for either of you! Hope the escape sheet gets signed off this morning.

Had similar experience while in hospital a while back. A Nil by Mouth morning due to camera down throat that didn't happen as they 'forgot' and went home at 4pm.

They also forgot to tell the ward so I was Nil by Mouth the entire day, despite my asking what was going on. Got a curled up, dry ham sandwich at around 6pm because 'the kitchen was closed'.

I know there's huge pressure on all the staff and have respect for what they do but I don't like hospitals much.

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5782 on: September 29, 2018, 08:07:58 am »
Not exactly my favourite holiday destination either  :no:
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5783 on: September 29, 2018, 02:44:42 pm »
good news, paperwork snafu sorted this morning, and in due course phone call to say had arrived and she was good to go.

many thanks to those who sent her good wishes, and I agree, its not the grunts, its the pen pushers that are, as always, the problem.

got to build their empires / budgets - which then of course reduce what's available for the front line.

lastly, paramedic crew did get the choccies and biccies sent in [ a paramedic lives opposite us and took them in for me] and they also got my phoned in comments about their superb care.

so, all round, a great result.
only fly in the ointment is her discharge notes say 'see gp in 7 days' .............yer right  :no:
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5784 on: September 29, 2018, 04:57:42 pm »
I wish all those who have been visiting hospital recently well, and apart from the pencil-jockeys, glad our NHS is doing well for you all.

Touch wood I have not needed the service often in my life (rather important appointment looming though  :goggleeyes:).

I just wanted to agree with the general feeling of annoyance at pencil-pushing and general bearocracy. I nash my teeth with increasing frequency these days, now being in a position where I don’t have to say “Yes Sir, No Sir, Three bags sir” quite so often.

This last week gone I had to catch myself from letting fly when informed that I “shouldn’t be all doom and gloom” about something which had gone wrong, by the person who’s responsibility it was to prevent it going wrong  :veryangry:

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5785 on: September 29, 2018, 05:04:25 pm »
welcome to civvie life, where those that can, do, and those that can't, manage, discipline, moan, avoid responsibility, write manuals, and all at a higher pay grade  :no:

just remember,

illegitimie non carborundum

or for real people,

don't let the b******s grind you down  ::)
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5786 on: September 29, 2018, 06:41:43 pm »
welcome to civvie life, where those that can, do, and those that can't, manage, discipline, moan, avoid responsibility, write manuals, and all at a higher pay grade  :no:

just remember,

illegitimie non carborundum

or for real people,

don't let the b******s grind you down  ::)

Sounds like "Crab speak", ;) but all very true.
Cheers, Trev.


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