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Interview at Canterbury

Went to my Medical Services interview for my eligibility for Incapacity Benefit today. Had to go all the way to Canterbury *gasp* but after a fax form sent from my GP they laid on a taxi. The journey was really pleasant, even though it rained all day. There's some glorious countryside, complete with lambs and picturesque villages.

The examination/interview went quite well. The doctor was a pleasant Asian guy who I felt comfortable speaking to, thank goodness. I've been introgated by some real bullies in my time. He was amused by my hypermobility - I'm very bendy for a poorly person. :P Apparently I'll know the result in 4 weeks time. Bloody sadists! There again, I don't know how anybody could expect me to work, except as a mattress tester! ;)

Coming back was interesting. The taxi-driver had this thingumy in his car connected to a satellite. It told him how to get here, to within 3 doors! I was well impressed, especially as I'm rubbish at giving directions.

Had a good sleep when I got home. Too much excitement in one day!

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khyri
Apr. 14th, 2005 11:46 am (UTC)
thingumy == GPS unit.

We got one as soon as we decided to go on the road and be gypsies. They are amazing.

Hungry? Switch it on, choose 'Find Place / By Category / Restaurants / Italian / Find Closest' and within a few seconds it will come up with detailed directions to the nearest one. As you drive, it will tell you what speed and direction you're going, how far (miles, then feet) to the next intersection, and whether you'll be turning right/left when you get there.

I have yet to use it without a passenger in the car, but my hubby has successfully driven over dirt roads to outlying houses on his own while using it...
sanda56
Apr. 14th, 2005 03:05 pm (UTC)
thingumy == GPS unit.

Ah! :D

Such a lovely and useful toy. I think this the the first time I've ever wished I had a car.

Hungry? Switch it on, choose 'Find Place / By Category / Restaurants / Italian / Find Closest' and within a few seconds it will come up with detailed directions to the nearest one

Wow! Even better! Does it track down chocolate as well? ;)
django24
Apr. 14th, 2005 12:45 pm (UTC)
*sigh* Just when I thought I'd found the perfect job for me (matress tester), along comes someone else with more poncey qualifications to swoop in before me *huffs*

I'm rubbish at giving directions too (or knowing street names), so one of those things would be really handy for me. They had them in "Resident Evil Apocalypse" you know (and Milla joked about actually having one on the commentary).
sanda56
Apr. 14th, 2005 03:10 pm (UTC)
...along comes someone else with more poncey qualifications...

Well, dearie, you only have yourself to blame. If you'd been really lazy at school you could have got CSEs in lounging and space wasting like me. :P

They had them in "Resident Evil Apocalypse" you know

A GPS filmstar! Now I'm really impressed. When can we do that bank job, Scott? ;D
django24
Apr. 15th, 2005 01:34 am (UTC)
Space wasting? Surely not! I suspect that's one CSE you had to blackmail your way through (or were you just copying the answers of the person sat next to you?) ;)


When can we do that bank job, Scott?

Oh, your memory's almost longer than mine! That's right, you were the applicant with the "gets panicky and starts shooting the hostages" qualification. Very impressive.

The only downside to a GPS is that I wouldn't have an excuse to stop the car to ask for directions and ask someone "How do you get to Carnegie Hall?" and I've always wanted to do that ;)
sanda56
Apr. 15th, 2005 02:10 am (UTC)
"How do you get to Carnegie Hall?"

"Practise, practise!" or something(?)

Oh, your memory's almost longer than mine!

You've given my place to that ex-nun haven't you? What she got that I gaven't... Oh! Fair enough then! ;)
gamiila
Apr. 14th, 2005 12:55 pm (UTC)
Sounds like you've had a good, if tiring day. And those GPS thingummy's are the best since sliced bread, aren't they? Wish we had one for the drive up to Glasgow next week...
sanda56
Apr. 14th, 2005 03:14 pm (UTC)
Sounds like you've had a good, if tiring day.

Yes, I'm glad it's over, but it went way better than I expected.

And those GPS thingummy's are the best since sliced bread, aren't they?

I'm not usually impressed by technology but this was the cat's pyjamas!

Wish we had one for the drive up to Glasgow next week..

What's at Glasgow? Apart from me old mate django24 up there ^. (Don't let him see you're looking.) ;)

gamiila
Apr. 15th, 2005 12:22 am (UTC)
What's at Glasgow?

Common Rotation, for one night only! (& an old friend of mine, who I'm going to take the time to take tea with while I'm there -- if, that is, we don't get lost driving up from London that morning)
bogwitch
Apr. 14th, 2005 03:21 pm (UTC)
At least it was a day out.
sanda56
Apr. 14th, 2005 03:29 pm (UTC)
At least it was a day out.

Yep. Actually for me it was a fun day out! :P
drc1
Apr. 14th, 2005 06:34 pm (UTC)
I hope everything goes well. ::keeps fingers crossed::

Btw, I forgot to ask you: would you like a copy of 'Cool Money' on DVD? Could you play it? I'd be happy to send you one.:-)
sanda56
Apr. 15th, 2005 02:18 am (UTC)
::keeps fingers crossed::

Thanks. :)

Btw, I forgot to ask you: would you like a copy of 'Cool Money' on DVD?

Oh yes please, that'd be brilliant! I've been trying to kid myself that I only love Spike and this James is of no interest to me, but really I'd love to see it. Do you still have my address or would you like me to email it? :)

You are kind! :D
drc1
Apr. 15th, 2005 09:34 am (UTC)
Just checked and I still have your addy. I'll mail sometime next week.:-)

::hugs you lots::
drc1
Apr. 15th, 2005 09:36 am (UTC)
Forgot to add: the movie isn't that bad, and it's fascinating and much fun to see James doing something completely differently. And being as brilliant as ever.:-)
sanda56
Apr. 15th, 2005 09:56 am (UTC)
it's fascinating and much fun to see James doing something completely differently. And being as brilliant as ever.:-)

Ah! He's such a brilliant actor! *sigh*

*big big hugs*
drc1
Apr. 16th, 2005 05:17 pm (UTC)
While I am at it: have you seen Firefly? Would you like to? I still have a whole spare set of .avi-files (DVD rips) to give away. I have another set plus the DVDs, and I'm trying to get rid of some stuff and don't want to throw it just away.:-)
sanda56
Apr. 17th, 2005 08:40 am (UTC)
While I am at it: have you seen Firefly?

Yes I have, thank you. It was on British Sci-Fi channel a while back. All of it, in the right order and everything. I videoed it all - brilliant! :D

Thanks a lot for thinking of me though. :)

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