Author Topic: Overheard today  (Read 58579 times)

Re: Overheard today
« Reply #475 on: July 15, 2019, 06:34:15 am »
Bit of a rant this one.

Overheard at my recent NHS MRI scan....

NHS Admin worker on the phone: "Hi Sue*, this is the MRI unit. You missed your appointment after we confirmed yesterday that you were going to attend. Can I ask why."

Reply from the other end.

NHS Admin worker: "Thanks Sue. I am sorry but: "couldn't be bothered to get up" isn't an acceptable reason for missing an appointment and as this is the third time you have failed to attend, I am going to cancel your referral and return your case to your doctor. They will have to make other arrangements as we can't keep wasting appointment slots on you."

Must admit I thought the admin worker was quite right. People should not take the mickey out of our NHS. Indeed, they should treasure it while we still have a free at the point of use service.

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #476 on: July 29, 2019, 03:01:39 pm »
Walking past the women smoking outside the nursery grounds I caught this discussion...

Woman 1: Yeah, there's halal on the menu.
Woman 2: Halal? What's that?
Woman 1: I think it's like then they cross lamb with sheep.
Woman 2: Ugh, that's disgusting. I wouldn't make my kids eat that.
!nataS pihsroW

Gattopardo

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #477 on: July 29, 2019, 06:27:00 pm »
Middle aged man and teenage girl waiting for the lift to arrive.

Man in resigned voice "You'll have to take them back, there's no point in having an expensive pair of netball shoes that you can't wear because they don't fit"

Girl in optimistic voice "They half fit"

Shoe logic.

ian

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #478 on: August 19, 2019, 07:18:04 pm »
Said to me on Saturday by an oldish lady, as I waited for the second half of a concert to start on Victoria Embankment:

"What kind of music is this?"
"Band music," say I, because tbh, I'm not sure.
"It's not jazz is it?"
"Nope."
"Thank god," she says before taking a seat, "jazz is just wrong."

Thing is, I couldn't agree more. Remember kids, jazz is wrong.
!nataS pihsroW

TheLurker

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #479 on: August 19, 2019, 07:48:30 pm »
In a Waitrose cafe at lunchtime.
Man to baby strapped into pushchair. "Wait there.  I'll be back in a minute."
Τα πιο όμορφα ταξίδια γίνονται με τις δικές μας δυνάμεις - Φίλοι του Ποδήλατου

Re: Overheard today
« Reply #480 on: August 20, 2019, 12:00:30 am »
Said to me on Saturday by an oldish lady, as I waited for the second half of a concert to start on Victoria Embankment:

"What kind of music is this?"
"Band music," say I, because tbh, I'm not sure.
"It's not jazz is it?"
"Nope."
"Thank god," she says before taking a seat, "jazz is just wrong."

Thing is, I couldn't agree more. Remember kids, jazz is wrong.
There’s jazz and there’s, well, Jazz. Trad is good, that stuff John Coltrane ‘plays’ is somewhat strange.
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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #481 on: August 20, 2019, 06:08:31 am »
Nice!
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ian

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #482 on: August 20, 2019, 09:05:51 am »
All jazz is wrong. Apart from the printed literature, of course.
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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #483 on: August 20, 2019, 10:47:04 am »
Fan of modern jazz. To me jazz represents the human condition very well, by striving so hard for perfection and yet so obviously failing  ;D

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #484 on: August 20, 2019, 11:07:39 am »
I like trad. Can't stand the tinkle-plonk piano variety.

German chum has a band: he pronounces it "yats" or "jezz" by turns.
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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #485 on: August 20, 2019, 12:20:33 pm »
All jazz is wrong. Apart from the printed literature, of course.
"jazz apples" make me feel slightly uncomfortable. Wash before eating seems good advice.
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