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THE NHS: I had no idea, until I had to go to my doctors last week that we are now rationed to one ailment per visit. What happens to the poor souls who have multiple ailments? Following this episode, I consulted the Internet and found that one is supposed to book a double appointment if more than one ailment is to be discussed. From where, other than the Internet are we supposed to gain this knowledge? What about those who do not have access to the Internet? How do they find out? Apparently, the rationing idea started across the Atlantic in North America.

WEATHER: Isn’t it wonderful that, at last, we are bathed in sunshine for the long daylight hours. The only disadvantage is that one’s plants need more frequent watering. Many plants, if like mine are in pots and not in the ground, dry up rapidly and can die if one is not vigilant. It is also noticeable how much nicer everyone is to each other when the sky is blue and the sun shines. To this I must add one exception. Whilst crossing Sainsbury’s car park an elderly man deliberately shoved me hard with his shoulder. I continued and whilst waiting to use the ATM, he came up behind me and did it again. What was his motive? I can only think he didn’t like women, but why me?

ROADS: There appears to be no logic involved where roads are ripped up and resurfacing occurs. One week it is up for gas maintenance, then resurfaced, and soon after it is the telephones, the water board, or electricity to have it up again. Why doesn’t each one agree to do repairs at the same time then there would be only one disruption and the cost of resurfacing would be minimised. Perhaps if everything were in conduits with access points this disruption could be a thing of the past.

SMILE FOR THE DAY: Why did the Egyptian mummy have difficulty forming relationships? He was too wrapped up in himself.

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