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Mundane facts about your day...

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Jonah, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. Glam

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    And Ambulances, seen 3 since I've been home, which has been all of 10 minutes.
    And a dark police car, not the usual white one complete with fluorescent sticky bits.
     
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  2. littleme

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    Yes, we passed it about 8 times today.

    Also a funeral procession, all the cars had 4 black flags, I've never seen flags on funeral cars before.
     
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  3. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    Tomorrow's work day consists of lots of 'planograms' & lots of computer work, and lots of 'I've never done this before, help'! I'm dreading it, but also looking forward to a new challenge & something different.

    Wish me luck!
     
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    Good luck :)
     
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    "Also a funeral procession, all the cars had 4 black flags, I've never seen flags on funeral cars before."

    Followed them up the Tixall Road to the crem at about 1-30 ish. Hearse & 2(?) limos with 4 black flags each, followed by 2 flatbed tucks carrying the floral tributes etc & about 20 cars. I don't know who it was but they did have a sort of "travellerish" appearance (although a few cars had personal plates). Maybe the police presence was for traffic control because the cortège didn't seem to bother about red traffic lights.
     
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    That's them although I saw them on the Eccleshall Rd, I've read since that black flags are now being used so other motorists realise it's a funeral, and slow down & show respect.
     
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    When I first saw them I thought it might have been an Isis funeral so gave them a wide berth.
     
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    Had cause to ring my Doctors this morning. Rang on the dot on 8am, I was no.19 in the queue! 20 minutes later, I got a pleasant voice on the end, told her I needed an appt, ''what's the symptoms?'' I thought, none of your frigging business luv, cut a very long story short, a Doctor will ring me after 12.30, how can you tell someone over the phone about the pain you're in and get a proper diagnosis?!

    Second, I needed go the sorting office and pick up a parcel, I gets there and no parking spaces. Clocking a bloke walking to his car on the staff side, I sat patiently waiting, eventually he shifts, I get his spot. There was no-one in the pick up area, only me. Why have customer parking, if the staff are going to use it?
     
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    I’ve given in and succumb to the Tory desire - my whole team have just been signed up for Bupa Complete, I can’t rely on the NHS to fix things in a timely manner any more.
     
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    You'll find that anything major will happen in an NHS hospital, performed by an NHS staff person








    On their day off
     
  11. littleme

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    My day isn't going as plan-o-gramm-ed.
     
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    Staff tend to use customer parking when there's inadequate staff parking, and that's most likely in premises with twice the staff it was built for..
     
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    I've heard it's commuters that park there, then catch the train to work. I don't even try to park there now, just park on tesco and walk over.

    Same happens at my place of work, it seems college kids found out about our staff carpark, and park there. They've even bought themselves hi-viz in the hope that aren't sussed!
     
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    Had to collect a parcel at the snorting office yesterday. No spaces of course because of the students/commuters so I just blocked in a couple of cars and went to get my parcel. Nobody was in front of me in the cue so obviously they shouldn't have been parked there. Been doing this for about a year now and not yet come back to find an angry service user berating me for my atrocious parking.
     
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    "at the snorting office" !!
     
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    Yes. That is its name.
     
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    Oh I know. It’s the skipping the queue bit that makes it worth it. And the much easier to get video GP appointments
     
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    I’ve been doing the same for about a year or more (I’ve only been a couple of times though) & likewise I’ve never seen anyone in the office & never had anyone trying to get out.
     
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    Isn't people skipping the queue what makes the nhs waiting lists so long?
     
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    Having a long list gives one a marketing opportunity..?
     

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