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Re: Nod's Adventures
« Reply #360 on: May 20, 2021, 05:57:17 PM »
He eventually recognised my voice redface: redface:
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Re: Nod's Adventures
« Reply #361 on: May 20, 2021, 08:24:08 PM »
That was predictably stressful  NickSick

We go to the local O2 shop. I tell Nod what he has to say to start the transaction. The manager is very helpful and we both make it clear that I am there to advise and translate  ::)

Manager quickly assesses that Nod is a baby in these matters.

I advise Nod to get a new Samsung as it is VERY SIMILAR TO HIS OLD PHONE AND WILL BE LESS TRAUMATIC  ::)

The deal is agreed and with some help Nod signs up. They then say they will transfer everything on his old phone to his new phone.  I have taken the precaution of getting his PAC number to transfer his phone number:thumbsup: . Nod thinks this is witchcraft.

We return an hour later and the manager reports success except for one final step. He needs Nod's Google password to complete the installation of some apps. Nod whimpers and denies having a Google password.

Manager says, you have a gmail address on here but we need the password or we can set up a new one. Nod pleads with me and whimpers.

Manager and I go into password setup and ask Nod for a new password which he will NEVER FORGET!

He uses his mother's maiden name. Manager says it is too short, can you add some numbers or something.

Nod: 666

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I take Nod home and we practice turning it on and off again several times noooo: noooo:

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« Reply #362 on: June 07, 2021, 02:48:12 PM »
In my excitement about bonkers wumman I forgot to relate Nod's recent adventure.

He originates from N. Wales and, twice a year, he meets a cousin and spouse in Shrewsbury.

Saturday was one of these occasions and all three were booked into a hotel in the town.

Nod set off by train at about 1.30 and necked some wine from the train trolley.

Delayed at New Street, he decided that a pint or two were in order.

On the train to Shrewsbury he had another large collapso.

Arriving in Shrewsbury he set off to the hotel but got lost and stopped off in a pub for directions and a much needed pint ::)
At the hotel where all three were booked in the receptionist/manager said, "YOu are drunk. I will not let you stay here. Go away."

Nod knew of another hotel "round the corner" but got lost and ended up in another pub. He then found the station, boarded a train, got lost at New Street and eventually arrived home at midnight.

When his cousins arrived at the hotel and enquired if Mr Nod had checked in the manager informed them he was barred. noooo:

Nod asked me what I thought he should say to his cousins who paid to spend a night in a hotel for no reason at all  facepalm:

Nod is off to meet his cousins in Shrewsbury next week. He wonders if I want to come along and drive him there. He will pay petrol and hotel. What can possibly go wrong?  rubschin:
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Re: Nod's Adventures
« Reply #363 on: June 07, 2021, 02:52:14 PM »
In my excitement about bonkers wumman I forgot to relate Nod's recent adventure.

He originates from N. Wales and, twice a year, he meets a cousin and spouse in Shrewsbury.

Saturday was one of these occasions and all three were booked into a hotel in the town.

Nod set off by train at about 1.30 and necked some wine from the train trolley.

Delayed at New Street, he decided that a pint or two were in order.

On the train to Shrewsbury he had another large collapso.

Arriving in Shrewsbury he set off to the hotel but got lost and stopped off in a pub for directions and a much needed pint ::)
At the hotel where all three were booked in the receptionist/manager said, "YOu are drunk. I will not let you stay here. Go away."

Nod knew of another hotel "round the corner" but got lost and ended up in another pub. He then found the station, boarded a train, got lost at New Street and eventually arrived home at midnight.

When his cousins arrived at the hotel and enquired if Mr Nod had checked in the manager informed them he was barred. noooo:

Nod asked me what I thought he should say to his cousins who paid to spend a night in a hotel for no reason at all  facepalm:

Nod is off to meet his cousins in Shrewsbury next week. He wonders if I want to come along and drive him there. He will pay petrol and hotel. What can possibly go wrong?  rubschin:

I'm sure his cousins will be supportive of the relationship...  noooo:
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« Reply #364 on: June 07, 2021, 05:59:11 PM »
In my excitement about bonkers wumman I forgot to relate Nod's recent adventure.

He originates from N. Wales and, twice a year, he meets a cousin and spouse in Shrewsbury.

Saturday was one of these occasions and all three were booked into a hotel in the town.

Nod set off by train at about 1.30 and necked some wine from the train trolley.

Delayed at New Street, he decided that a pint or two were in order.

On the train to Shrewsbury he had another large collapso.

Arriving in Shrewsbury he set off to the hotel but got lost and stopped off in a pub for directions and a much needed pint ::)
At the hotel where all three were booked in the receptionist/manager said, "YOu are drunk. I will not let you stay here. Go away."

Nod knew of another hotel "round the corner" but got lost and ended up in another pub. He then found the station, boarded a train, got lost at New Street and eventually arrived home at midnight.

When his cousins arrived at the hotel and enquired if Mr Nod had checked in the manager informed them he was barred. noooo:

Nod asked me what I thought he should say to his cousins who paid to spend a night in a hotel for no reason at all  facepalm:

Nod is off to meet his cousins in Shrewsbury next week. He wonders if I want to come along and drive him there. He will pay petrol and hotel. What can possibly go wrong?  rubschin:
Well how long have you got?

Don't do it Nick, invent a pressing appointment, tell him to use a private hire taxi, feign death, say you've got Covid-N the Nod killing variant (other excuses are available)
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Re: Nod's Adventures
« Reply #365 on: June 07, 2021, 07:22:06 PM »
In my excitement about bonkers wumman I forgot to relate Nod's recent adventure.

He originates from N. Wales and, twice a year, he meets a cousin and spouse in Shrewsbury.

Saturday was one of these occasions and all three were booked into a hotel in the town.

Nod set off by train at about 1.30 and necked some wine from the train trolley.

Delayed at New Street, he decided that a pint or two were in order.

On the train to Shrewsbury he had another large collapso.

Arriving in Shrewsbury he set off to the hotel but got lost and stopped off in a pub for directions and a much needed pint ::)
At the hotel where all three were booked in the receptionist/manager said, "YOu are drunk. I will not let you stay here. Go away."

Nod knew of another hotel "round the corner" but got lost and ended up in another pub. He then found the station, boarded a train, got lost at New Street and eventually arrived home at midnight.

When his cousins arrived at the hotel and enquired if Mr Nod had checked in the manager informed them he was barred. noooo:

Nod asked me what I thought he should say to his cousins who paid to spend a night in a hotel for no reason at all  facepalm:

Nod is off to meet his cousins in Shrewsbury next week. He wonders if I want to come along and drive him there. He will pay petrol and hotel. What can possibly go wrong?  rubschin:
Well how long have you got?

Don't do it Nick, invent a pressing appointment, tell him to use a private hire taxi, feign death, say you've got Covid-N the Nod killing variant (other excuses are available)

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Re: Nod's Adventures
« Reply #366 on: June 09, 2021, 02:07:02 PM »
Nod's technophobia gets worse.

I went round today and he was complaining that his CD player has packed up. I put a CD in his DVD player and pressed Play. His new TV (gift from his millionaire cleaner) has big speakers. The CD played. Nod had no clue what was going on and whimpered as I explained that his DVD machine was ALSO a CD player.  Banghead Banghead Banghead  "How do I get my TV back?" "You turn the DVD machine off!!"

He gave me his old "broken" CD player. It works fine. Helps if you plug it in and switch it on  ::)

He got the boiler company out yesterday as his heating is not working. Why? Thermostat is set to 23 degrees. Internal temperature in the flat is 21 degrees. I explain about thermostats and reset it to 22 degrees. Boiler comes on.  Banghead Banghead Banghead  Nod is astounded

Now I have to take him to hospital for both a new arsecam AND a CT scan on Monday morning.

Nod is an big baby Banghead Banghead
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Re: Nod's Adventures
« Reply #367 on: June 09, 2021, 02:10:39 PM »
Nod's technophobia gets worse.

I went round today and he was complaining that his CD player has packed up. I put a CD in his DVD player and pressed Play. His new TV (gift from his millionaire cleaner) has big speakers. The CD played. Nod had no clue what was going on and whimpered as I explained that his DVD machine was ALSO a CD player.  Banghead Banghead Banghead  "How do I get my TV back?" "You turn the DVD machine off!!"

He gave me his old "broken" CD player. It works fine. Helps if you plug it in and switch it on  ::)

He got the boiler company out yesterday as his heating is not working. Why? Thermostat is set to 23 degrees. Internal temperature in the flat is 21 degrees. I explain about thermostats and reset it to 22 degrees. Boiler comes on.  Banghead Banghead Banghead  Nod is astounded

Now I have to take him to hospital for both a new arsecam AND a CT scan on Monday morning.

Nod is an big baby Banghead Banghead

If you listen carefully you can just hear faint the sounds of the lesser spotted Growler laughing his ass off about karma..  whistle:
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« Reply #368 on: June 14, 2021, 01:13:44 PM »
It seems that for maximum efficiency they pumped Nod full of iodine and shoved him through a CT scanner face down while sumultaneously shoving a balloon and a camera up his arse

He said it felt "undignified"  point: point: point:
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« Reply #369 on: June 14, 2021, 01:19:52 PM »
It seems that for maximum efficiency they pumped Nod full of iodine and shoved him through a CT scanner face down while sumultaneously shoving a balloon and a camera up his arse

He said it felt "undignified"  point: point: point:

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Re: Nod's Adventures
« Reply #370 on: June 14, 2021, 03:14:54 PM »
It seems that for maximum efficiency they pumped Nod full of iodine and shoved him through a CT scanner face down while sumultaneously shoving a balloon and a camera up his arse

He said it felt "undignified"  point: point: point:

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« Reply #371 on: June 14, 2021, 05:00:43 PM »
It seems that for maximum efficiency they pumped Nod full of iodine and shoved him through a CT scanner face down while sumultaneously shoving a balloon and a camera up his arse

He said it felt "undignified"  point: point: point:
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« Reply #372 on: June 25, 2021, 01:09:09 PM »
In my excitement about bonkers wumman I forgot to relate Nod's recent adventure.

He originates from N. Wales and, twice a year, he meets a cousin and spouse in Shrewsbury.

Saturday was one of these occasions and all three were booked into a hotel in the town.

Nod set off by train at about 1.30 and necked some wine from the train trolley.

Delayed at New Street, he decided that a pint or two were in order.

On the train to Shrewsbury he had another large collapso.

Arriving in Shrewsbury he set off to the hotel but got lost and stopped off in a pub for directions and a much needed pint ::)
At the hotel where all three were booked in the receptionist/manager said, "YOu are drunk. I will not let you stay here. Go away."

Nod knew of another hotel "round the corner" but got lost and ended up in another pub. He then found the station, boarded a train, got lost at New Street and eventually arrived home at midnight.

When his cousins arrived at the hotel and enquired if Mr Nod had checked in the manager informed them he was barred. noooo:

Nod asked me what I thought he should say to his cousins who paid to spend a night in a hotel for no reason at all  facepalm:

Nod is off to Shrewsbury today to meet his cousins  whistle:
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« Reply #373 on: June 25, 2021, 01:43:27 PM »
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« Reply #374 on: June 28, 2021, 02:00:32 PM »
Nod attends a GP practice with 6 GPs. One of them he does not get on with. The guy has a Bible on his desk and seems to attribute all illnesses to the evil of alcohol before proceeding to further investigation. Apparently a number of patients find the guy difficult and try to avoid him.

Let us call him Dr. Reid.

Nod has a friend who is a retired GP who confirms that DR REID is known amongst the local GP community as a bit of a loony. She mentioned to NOd that if he had any more problems with DR REID that he should consider approaching the CQC to lodge a complaint, but that a conversation with the Practice Manager would be prudent first  :thumbsup:

There had been a number of run ins, but incensed by DR REID's handlilng of his arse problems to date Nod decided to call the Practice Manager, as advised.  He called the surgery and asked to speak to the Practice Manager.

He was called back.

Thanks for callilng, he says. I am very angry about my many encounters with DR REID. He clearly has some sorr of puritanical religious agenda and is consistently hostile about that fact that I like a glass or two of wine!  He can be rude and abrupt and I do not feel that he listens. I do NOT wish to see him again and would prefer to see  any other GP rather than him. I know he has a bad reputation locally and I am not surprised!! Can you handled this or should I escalate it to the CQC?

Practice Manager: I am DR REID

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