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Inconvenient Annoyances
« on: November 30, 2010, 04:25:25 PM »
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Re: Inconvenient Annoyances
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2010, 05:37:40 PM »
DH's flight was almost 2 hours late leaving Dublin, so now we're not sure if he'll make his connection to Dulles. Meanwhile my parents have to drive me all the way down to Dulles in the hopes that he makes it, I'll stand there and pray he comes, and if he doesn't I'll make my own way into DC to stay at the hotel. Totally annoying! He was already stressed about making the connection, so I know he's super-stressed now!

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Re: Inconvenient Annoyances
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2010, 05:42:03 PM »
DH's flight was almost 2 hours late leaving Dublin, so now we're not sure if he'll make his connection to Dulles. Meanwhile my parents have to drive me all the way down to Dulles in the hopes that he makes it, I'll stand there and pray he comes, and if he doesn't I'll make my own way into DC to stay at the hotel. Totally annoying! He was already stressed about making the connection, so I know he's super-stressed now!

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Re: Inconvenient Annoyances
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Re: Inconvenient Annoyances
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2010, 06:18:13 PM »
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Re: Inconvenient Annoyances
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2010, 07:30:20 PM »
It's only going to make me angry and sobbing to go into the ENORMOUS backstory here, but my gynae/endocrine appt for the replacement doctor after the totally incompetent and useless old fart retired has been moved for a SECOND time, to MARCH. Friggin MARCH. Six months between visits? I've been waiting 15 months for a doctor to even TRY to help me. I'll try anything! I'm going on the warpath with my nurse specialist tomorrow (who has already done battle multiple times on my behalf with this totally useless gynae/endocrine dept). I have a feeling she's going to ask me to make a formal complaint to the PCT on top of trying to sort this out.

I'm fuming and verging on tears and stuffing biscuits in my mouth. Not a wise idea to make a woman with a hormonal imbalance upset.
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Re: Inconvenient Annoyances
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2010, 07:38:51 PM »
It's only going to make me angry and sobbing to go into the ENORMOUS backstory here, but my gynae/endocrine appt for the replacement doctor after the totally incompetent and useless old fart retired has been moved for a SECOND time, to MARCH. Friggin MARCH. Six months between visits? I've been waiting 15 months for a doctor to even TRY to help me. I'll try anything! I'm going on the warpath with my nurse specialist tomorrow (who has already done battle multiple times on my behalf with this totally useless gynae/endocrine dept). I have a feeling she's going to ask me to make a formal complaint to the PCT on top of trying to sort this out.

I'm fuming and verging on tears and stuffing biscuits in my mouth. Not a wise idea to make a woman with a hormonal imbalance upset.

OMG... that's serious and more than an IA!  It's horrible!  I'm so sorry this happened to you squirrellypoo!

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Re: Inconvenient Annoyances
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2010, 10:03:16 PM »
It's only going to make me angry and sobbing to go into the ENORMOUS backstory here, but my gynae/endocrine appt for the replacement doctor after the totally incompetent and useless old fart retired has been moved for a SECOND time, to MARCH. Friggin MARCH. Six months between visits? I've been waiting 15 months for a doctor to even TRY to help me. I'll try anything! I'm going on the warpath with my nurse specialist tomorrow (who has already done battle multiple times on my behalf with this totally useless gynae/endocrine dept). I have a feeling she's going to ask me to make a formal complaint to the PCT on top of trying to sort this out.

I'm fuming and verging on tears and stuffing biscuits in my mouth. Not a wise idea to make a woman with a hormonal imbalance upset.

Oh no, that is really, really crap!
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Re: Inconvenient Annoyances
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2010, 10:29:07 PM »
Got a scratchy throat. :( Leave me alone, cold.
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Re: Inconvenient Annoyances
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2010, 09:37:44 AM »
It's only going to make me angry and sobbing to go into the ENORMOUS backstory here, but my gynae/endocrine appt for the replacement doctor after the totally incompetent and useless old fart retired has been moved for a SECOND time, to MARCH. Friggin MARCH. Six months between visits? I've been waiting 15 months for a doctor to even TRY to help me. I'll try anything! I'm going on the warpath with my nurse specialist tomorrow (who has already done battle multiple times on my behalf with this totally useless gynae/endocrine dept). I have a feeling she's going to ask me to make a formal complaint to the PCT on top of trying to sort this out.

I'm fuming and verging on tears and stuffing biscuits in my mouth. Not a wise idea to make a woman with a hormonal imbalance upset.

Hugggsss squirrellypoo! I hope you get this sorted and they quit messing you around

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Re: Inconvenient Annoyances
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2010, 10:13:29 AM »
I still haven't got my referral to a specialist for my foot.  How long do I wait before I start hassling?

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Re: Inconvenient Annoyances
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2010, 11:23:02 AM »
I still haven't got my referral to a specialist for my foot.  How long do I wait before I start hassling?
If the referral is coming from your GP, it might take a few weeks or months to get the letter through (or if you're really unlucky, you might get one of those awful letters after all that time saying "here's an invitation to ring us to make an appointment and wait all over again!"). If you know where the specialist will be, it might be worth ringing the department and finding out if you're on file yet, or if they know the waiting time for new patients. It might even be that the letter was sent out but lost (I've had this happen before, too).

If you only saw your GP a fortnight or so ago, I'd wait another week or so, but otherwise you're completely fine to ring up the foot people and ask nicely. :)


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Re: Inconvenient Annoyances
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2010, 11:42:40 AM »
Thanks squirrellypoo!  The doctor said I should get a letter through in the next few days that was a please ring us to book an appointment for 3 or 4 months time, but that was only last week. 

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Re: Inconvenient Annoyances
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2010, 11:48:39 AM »
The snow is holding up delivery of many things I ordered last week. My orders were strategically placed as I'm home all this week on holiday and can answer the door. The best laid plans and all of that ...
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Re: Inconvenient Annoyances
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2010, 11:52:37 AM »
We've been experiencing a rash of utterly stupid customer service from an array of service industries lately.  This will take a while, but I'll feel better after it's all typed out.

1. HomeBase - we bought a couch from them because they estimated delivery in 28 days, which was considerably faster than anyone else.  After 28 days came and went we started calling to see when we might expect a couch, but every call resulted in a different estimate, from 3 days to 21 days.  I think they were just guessing.

After about 35 days they delivered half of a couch (it's an L-shaped couch that comes in two pieces), but it was half of the wrong couch.  We didn't determine this until we'd taken off all the packaging, by which time the delivery guys had left the scene (they sped off like they'd just robbed a bank).

My wife called yesterday to find out the latest estimate of when the right couch might arrive, and was told 21 more days (for a total of about 3 months of waiting).  After a lot of heated discussion, they suddenly found a couch and now say they're delivering it on Friday, and will take away the half a wrong couch we already have.  Neither of us is holding our breath that this will actually happen.

2. British Gas/Scottish Power - We picked Scottish Power when we moved into our new place recently.  British Gas was already providing electricity/gas, so we've been doing the switching dance of reading the meters and paying off whatever electricity/gas we used in the first few days we lived here.

Our gas bill for that period came to £1.42 and electricity was £3.33.  We had to pay this before the switch could happen, but we couldn't pay over the phone because the total is less than £5.00.  We asked British Gas to send us a paper bill so we could send them a check, and when the paper bill came it included instructions for paying online.  If the guy on the phone had given me these instructions a week ago, I'd have paid it then.

And today Scottish Power announced they're raising their rates 10%.

3. We spent the summer at my in-law's house while they were camping in Scotland.  Their house is up for sale, so the estate agents had our cell numbers to call to arrange viewings (there's no land line at the house).  No matter how many times we told them to call us, the estate agents continually called our in-laws to set up viewings, despite the fact that they were thousands of miles away, sleeping in a tent.

About the time the estate agents finally pulled their heads out and started calling us to arrange viewings, my in-laws returned from their travels and we moved out.  We haven't lived there for 2 months, but an estate agent called me this morning to arrange a viewing.

I'm sure there's something I'm forgetting, but when there are so many bad customer service experiences, it's hard to keep them all straight.   :)

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