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Gripe of the day

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Dorset_Mike, May 14, 2019.

  1. Dorset_Mike

    Dorset_Mike Grumpy Old Fart

    Major gripe day; appointment for blood test at 10.55, followed by appointment at hospital a bit over half a mile away at 11.20 and I doubt I could walk half a mile, let alone in 20 - 25 minutes, the chance of getting a bus, plus walking to bus station then walking from bus stop to the hospital did not appeal, so took a taxi to the hospital and booked in for my appointment with about 10 minutes to spare.

    Sat on hard chair as all the upholstered seats were in use, that should have given me a clue, at about 11.40 they came out and apologised as an equipment malfunction had put them 1H20M behind schedule, underestimated!! I finall got in to my appointment at 12.50. took less than 10 minutes for the appointment, however the consultant decided I'd best see a dietician, another half hour plus wait. I had left home about 10.20 finally got home at 14.40, I left my walking stick behind somewhere en route, probably while paying for the car park.
  2. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Count your blessings.

    Once the Tories have sold off the NHS, you'll have the privilege of all that and paying through the nose for it.

    Or not having any of it if you cannot afford the insurance.

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  3. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Perhaps the Flying Spaghetti Monster could give each tory a wide range of unpleasant and painfull illnesses so they can put their antisocial principles into practice. :mad:
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  4. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    And embarrassing...

  5. Dorset_Mike

    Dorset_Mike Grumpy Old Fart

    Slight improvement this morning, found a nice walking stick at Mountain Warehouse, half price, so went to local stockist and got one, however saw a couple of other "must haves" also in the half price so instead of spending £12.99, finished up hitting the card for £47.97.
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  6. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    I got a couple of their aluminium double wall mugs, two for one. Plus a top for the wife and hiking trousers for me.
  7. Dorset_Mike

    Dorset_Mike Grumpy Old Fart

    Any suggestions for stopping birds (feathered varieties) crapping in the bird bath?
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  8. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Get rid of the bird bath? Otherwise next to impossible as far as I know.
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  9. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Put up a "no crapping" sign, suspended on a string. They can't read it of course but it will frighten them off.
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  10. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    Get the local cats to crap in the garden.
  11. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Try putting some pebbles in the bottom. I don't think mine crapped in that one as much as the shallow no stones one.
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2019
  12. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Mix some Imodium in the water. Bung the buggers up.
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  13. ascu75

    ascu75 Well-Known Member

    I must have a selection of walking sticks saved from the days when I could walk unless my dear wife has relocated them to the local land fill. I doubt I will ever walk again shame we live so far apart. Don

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