Friday, January 25, 2013
Our newish little hospital on the edge of town
Today's dawn. Happy Burns Day!
Yesterday we rose early and MTL inspected the lane; he pronounced it ice-free so we could get out. At first enforced skulking indoors is quite pleasant and then it becomes stultifying. Supplies were gettting low - especially milk and staples like shower and bath cream, mouth wash, shampoo and skin freshener and I was pining for soft fruit and yoghourt.
The roads were quiet - people heeding the warnings which - here at any rate turned out to be a false alarm. In Wiltshire it toook son # 2 four and a half hours to drive home. We were early at the Warfarin clinic and MTL's results meant he doesn't have to attend for 6 weeks but I must watch his propensity for eating greens.
At the super market,with two trolleys bulging we had a sweet check- out girl who spotted that the wrong item was spoiling a special offer and got it changed, mopped up a faulty shower creaam bottle and got it changed and offered to help with the packing. I have now got things organised so I can't forget to take my spare bags and glow with pride when asked do I want bags. Of course in the end we do need them but at least I have made the effort.
Back home the postman delivered a small parcel and handed over £1 he had found by the garage door. Only yesterday I read that workmen had found a woman's handbag missing for seven years and containing £250. Honesty survives.
A sad story of a young woman found dead in her sister's garden. She had lost her key, her sister was out and scantily dressed and without shoes she died of exposure. I understand Joanna Lumley when she criticises 'laddish young women who drink so much they end up being 'sick in the gutter' and put themselves at risk of being 'robbed or raped' She says:
'I promise you it is better to look after yourself properly, which means behave properly, be polite, be on time, dress properly- I don't mean dully- but don't be sick in the gutter at midnight in a silly dress with no money to get a taxi home, because someone will take advantage of you.
And how often do we hear of a young girl coming to grief and her friends saying 'She just wandered off. We lost track of her.'
Friends are supposed to take care of each other and particularly if you are a male you should make sure your girl friends get home safely. That's what men do IMO.