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Old 15th April 2007, 04:19 AM
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Sympathy there Scott.....

I broke my big toe about a year ago. It was a dirty break, with my toenail shifted rotationaly by about 20 - 30 degrees. Upon examination at the hospital; and despite a visible bone edge just about poking thru the skin at 20 odd degrees, the attending fissishon(sic) decided that just to check my toe was actually broken by grasping firmly and wrenching my toe to the left. Agony ensued, followed by vulgar diatribe regarding a repeat of her actions. To finish off her thorough examination, she simply said "We can't do anything for you, go back to work. When I explained that I spent the majority of my time at work standing up and this may cause me some pain, she recommended I take 2 Ibuprofen and I would be right as rain.

Suffice it to say that; educated as she was, she visibly wilted under my somewhat "laypersons" opinion of her medical training, diagnostic method, her infliction of unneeded suffering, prognosis and pain managment "plan" ..........

P.S. The new NHS motto.......If it's broke, don't fix it; hire a new manager instead.....
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Old 15th April 2007, 12:10 PM
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Ha! Figures. I can sympathise, believe me. Very nasty. I gave up last night, and wrapped mine together as best I could with surgical tape. Not ideal, but better than otherwise.

21st century health-care. Nice to know our tax money is in good hands isn't it.
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Old 15th April 2007, 05:45 PM
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21st century health-care. Nice to know our tax money is in good hands isn't it.
The NHS may be far from perfect but remember that in the richest nation of the world, there is no universal health care - you provide your own medical support through very expensive insurance cover and there are 43 million (and the number is growing) Americans who cannot afford it. It's an obscenity.

By all means bitch about what you have but be grateful for what there is.

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Old 15th April 2007, 07:24 PM
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Tell me about it Richard. A friend of mine has lost pretty much everything thanks to the outrageous US system of 'healthcare' or lack thereof. Job, many of his posessions sold off, the lot. Words fail me. How can the richest nation on the planet do this sort of thing to it's own citizens? A few like-minded people got together to get him broadband recently, as he was stuck with dial up, and wasn't able to effectively talk with us, or post on forums, anymore. We can't help with the rest, but at least we could with that. He's our friend, and we're blowed if we're going to let that happen.

Doesn't stop me seething about the incompetance that seems rife though in so many areas.
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Old 16th September 2007, 06:56 PM
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Christmas to early my local (pub) has its Christmas menu out on the tables and a small set decoration as well in a corner.
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Old 16th September 2007, 07:01 PM
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Hi-i don't know how many times today i have put down pliers,or solder,or a bit of wire and then ten seconds later i cant find it !

IT DRIVES ME MAD !!

Is it a getting old thing ?




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Old 16th September 2007, 07:17 PM
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Yes I do this too - and not just with tools. There are even times I start blaming the wife.

But .... she often knows where they are.

This worries me!

Thr troubs with capitalism too, our Mick, is that as the Market is ever more rapacious, Xmas has to come ever sooner. We MUST spendspendspend and Northern Rock for example sees a run on its liquidity. This, like many other aspects of Life,both good and bad, never happens in a communist / state capitalist country.

I just put the last bit in because it is as smelly hot air as another thread which is equally unnecessary! What does LOL mean? I thought it was loads of larffs.
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Old 16th September 2007, 07:27 PM
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Hi Andrew-i used to blame the wife !

One day she was in tears cos i had lost something and was blaming her for moving it.

I then had to explain that what i really meant was "please darling,i seem to have mislaid something important,can you help me to look for it"

Funny how us men put things.



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You beast! But how do they know where things are, 'cos they often do!!!?
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Old 16th September 2007, 07:35 PM
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Hi-a saying women use.

A place for everything,and everything in its place.




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