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Offline Lawrence

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1545 on: July 24, 2019, 10:14:53 PM »
Parcelfarce left a card (again) today to say they had tried to deliver but I wasn't at home (don't these people listen!) and clearly two attempts was too much for the guy so this time he has left them at the local post office for me to pick up  ;D ;D

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1546 on: July 25, 2019, 04:38:10 AM »
So, nominally I am self-employed, which means I pay my taxes directly, and was expecting the usual demand from the tax agency for part pre-payment of this year's expected tax, except it never arrived and the deadline is getting closer, so I called the tax agency and after a lot of back-and-forth they explained there was some sort of a mistake in the previous tax return and it needed to be corrected, but I couldn't for the life of me understand what it was as the person on the other end was firing off a bunch of tax-related vocabulary at high speed without subtitles (perversely it would be easier for me to understand the terms if I see them written down), anyway after having my blood pressure shoot through the roof due to imaging having committed some horrendous tax crime beyond my comprehension, I finally worked out the accountant who submitted the tax return had put my income in the wrong damn column  :veryangry:

I expect that can get sorted out, but it's a bit worrying I might never have known there was an issue had I not called  :goggleeyes: ???
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1547 on: July 25, 2019, 05:39:02 AM »
Indeed. Eeek!
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1548 on: July 25, 2019, 06:28:56 AM »
On the silver lining side I may actually be due some money back... we'll see...
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1549 on: August 13, 2019, 08:27:42 PM »
SWMBO has not been to good the last couple of days, which has impacted on carriage listing etc, and this morning I had to go to the chemists to pick up her repeat prescription.

'we're having problems getting a couple of the items, it's happening quite a lot recently'  >:(

now having been bombarded by  :censored: politicians, of all colours, going on about Brexit, and how much is being spent on stockpiling everything, from marmalade to morphine apparently, why is it the chemist can't get normal items for a repeat prescription ?

at the risk of being put 'on report' again ...
'...................politicians.............................'  :veryangry:
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1550 on: August 13, 2019, 09:03:16 PM »
There have been problems for a couple of years and not restricted to the UK. Made worse recently, as the EU changed the rules on tamper-evident packaging and this is also causing shortages.

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1551 on: August 13, 2019, 09:18:01 PM »
the EU changed the rules on tamper-evident packaging

Not sure if this is relevant or not, but the plastic bottle that I get every month with my tablets in, comes in a cardboard box, with a perforated top to open.  Quite often, the cardboard box has been opened when I get my tablets and I have thought about mentioning it, but have never bothered as the tablet bottle is always sealed. Then it dawned on me last week, most times, the instructions for taking the tablets, (one a day - who needs instructions?), are on the outside of the plastic bottle. How are they going to stick the instructions on the bottle if they don't open the box?   :doh: :-[ . However, what earns this post a place in the Unhappy Thread, is that the bottle top is a right pain to get off and once I have done that there is a seal which I have never been able to pull off - thank goodness I have some craft knifes!  ;) The bottle certainly qualifies as "tamper-evident".
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1552 on: August 13, 2019, 10:00:43 PM »
'child proof' try '73 year old proof'  >:(

should be able to get a pair of mole-grips and a stanley knife on prescription  :smiley-laughing:
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1553 on: August 13, 2019, 10:05:20 PM »
There was a case reticently of a girl who died as she could not get her EpiPen out of its plastic wrapping.

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1554 on: August 14, 2019, 11:25:22 PM »
... the bottle top is a right pain to get off and once I have done that there is a seal which I have never been able to pull off - thank goodness I have some craft knifes!  ;) The bottle certainly qualifies as "tamper-evident".

My wife has rheumatoid arthritis - one of the medications comes as an injection, which she can only just manage to operate, so I normally do it and the other comes as tablets, with a weird lid, that she has no hope of opening herself. What is the point of dispensing RA meds in containers that no-one with RA will be able to open?

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1555 on: August 14, 2019, 11:26:33 PM »
'child proof' try '73 year old proof'  >:(

should be able to get a pair of mole-grips and a stanley knife on prescription  :smiley-laughing:

Generally speaking, if you can't get a child-proof container open, give it to a child they'll normally have it open in seconds!

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1556 on: August 15, 2019, 10:29:27 AM »
I don't necessarily consider myself feek and weable but there are times when I take the plastic cap off the milk and then just cannot for the life of me heave off the diaphragm underneath :-[
We hates getting old, don't we, preciousssss :(

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1557 on: August 15, 2019, 10:33:35 AM »
I think the hardest part of getting old(er), is admitting that fact. I remember the first time I went to see the prostate specialist, sitting in the waiting room thinking that it was full of old men.  :doh:
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1558 on: August 20, 2019, 06:16:48 PM »
I have a few days holiday booked for September, staying with my sister and her husband. So why am I unhappy? It has just dawned on me that the day I come back is the day of the Enniskillen Model Rail show! It is held once a year and is the only show I can get to easily, so I am having to miss it.  :'(  Fortunately I am going to the show in Peterborough in December, so at least I will get to see something this year.

For anybody interested in the Enniskillen show -
https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=45768.msg577293#msg577293
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1559 on: August 23, 2019, 10:01:56 PM »
Woeful news, people! So dire, I really can't understand why it hasn't pushed all the other bad news off the front pages. Our village bakery (Humphreys, established 1796) has closed! Not because it didn't make a profit - there was always a long queue out of the door. Unfortunately, the master baker, who is in his 80s, has been taken ill and it seems unlikely he will return. We are all hoping it will re-open under new ownership soon but in the meantime there are a lot of people suffering sudden apple turnover deprivation.  :(

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