Archive for the ‘stop making sense’ Category

Primary Health Crust

July 30, 2008

I just called my local surgery to book an appointment, predictably they can’t see me today but what does get on my nerves is that they won’t take an appointment for tomorrow either.
I was told that I can book an appointment for next week but if I want it sooner than that then I’ll have to call on the day at 8:00 am and if you have already been subjected to this particular kind of torture you know that by 8:15 all appointments have been booked. This is when the redial button comes into its own, saying that the telephone was busy won’t get you anywhere.
The fiddling with numbers goes on. Statistically they will have dealt with a large number of requests within the day, I just hope that the Chair of Primary Care Trust doesn’t get a bonus for this.

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Stop making sense

May 1, 2008

I just saw this paradoxical report from Afghanistan. There are British troops “patrolling” through poppy fields, chatting with the Taliban busy harvesting. I watched the video report a few times and found it incredible. I don’t know what to think of it, probably the only meaning that I found in it is that things have stopped making sense.

Click on the image to go the relevant BBC page.