MoJo got Apathy

09 Apr

That fleeting period of energy that rolled up the sleeves and got stuck in has buggered orf, leaving those easy five minute jobs undone and ….. well …. they’re just undone.

I have been ‘street viewing’ around the Houses of Parliament for a suitable lunch nibble eatery for our June visit, not having much luck, only found a cafe nero 😦  It seems that everyone stands up and bevvies themselves in the bar and then if you’re able you stagger up impossible stairs to eat over priced nosh.

Tickets have been booked for The Nutcracker ballet in November.

A couple of strange sore spots have appeared on my right big toe, I do hope they are not chilblains.

The saga of getting a new lumbar brace is going on and on more than ariston ….. all I wanted to do was avoid an unnecessary appointment, pfft, shall not bother in future!  Short version is this, [in February] rang Orthotics and asked if I had to have an appointment, they said no, just a GP note will do; so I wrote out my cheque and popped it into the post. Telephoned GP left message, got called back that he needs to see me [why, he sin’t going to touch me, can he phone], made an appointment, spent 1 minute 30 in his room to say “Please write to Orthotics for a) new brace and b) refurbish existing brace. Ta auresvoir’.  Last week get an appointment from Orthotics for middle of May [?]. Rang Orthotics asked what the appointment is for, was told “to be measured”  by which time my cheque will be out of date and for the wrong amount.  Brace will take 4-6 weeks, my measurements are unchanged.  Four months and a lot of wasted time, effort and money, for something that should take 4 weeks.

4pm, I have cooked a stew, done one lot of dishes, second lot are soaking, written this blog and that is the sum total of my effort for today.


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4 responses to “MoJo got Apathy

  1. gillyk

    April 9, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    It so tedious and wearisome, all this stupid bureaucracy for a simple request. You would think they could fast-track something like this, when it is so essential to your daily life. Grrr :>


    • amgroves

      April 10, 2015 at 9:58 am

      I was truly hoping to avoid taking up appointments, but alas and alac twas a futile move.



  2. Bushka

    April 9, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    🙄 :yes: All the bureaucracy!!!! So much time…but then…what if….something goes wrong? Sod’s Law etc. 😉
    You got things done…at least. Take Care! Hugs! xx


    • amgroves

      April 10, 2015 at 9:59 am

      I concede defeat to Lord Sod, Major Murphy and flipping fiddling Fate!



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