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Old 06-11-18, 10:15 AM   #6571
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Toothwrights in 45 mins.
a month ago "Book a followup appointment, you need those 3 broken stumps extracting and two fillings"

Not looking forward to this.
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Old 06-11-18, 10:57 AM   #6572
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Good luck Tim - you should be about to sit in the chair as I type. Oddly enough I have a checkup at the fang fairy myself at 2 today. Last two times she has tried the hard sell on teeth whitening which I have managed to bat away but I get the impression my dentist sees me as a piggy bank rather than as a patient.
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Old 06-11-18, 12:19 PM   #6573
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Well it ran 30 mins late as they had to use the downstairs surgery where I was scheduled for an oap who could not mange the stairs to the one where she was scheduled. I saw the upstairs chap come down, why my dentist couldn't swap I know not.

So today they decided to do the two fillings. two anesthetics to left/right upper sides. first one done, and she moves over the the far side and a couple of pokes, a scrub with some emery and refers to x rays and decides it is already filled and no treatment necassary. (I wonder if that was because it is lunch time and she is running late?)

So back tomorrow for two of the 3 extractions. Sat in the waiting room I hear them offing appointments in December, yet when she said to me at the desk can you come anytime? I replied the sooner the better. Is tomorrow OK? Wow I was expecting weeks.

Good luck Sir Trev, I hope you don't have as rotten teeth as me. The legacy of poor dentists, fillings that fail leading to crowns that last days before breaking away. pity my dental plan will not fund implants.
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Old 06-11-18, 12:31 PM   #6574
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When I inherited my Dad's house I initially kept his British Gas service policy. I suppose it's obvious (with hindsight) that the same tricks that are foisted upon us with bike insurance also apply to this insurance.

I took over a payment of 50/mo which covered boiler, plumbing, appliance and small electrics. The boiler received a yearly service but there was a 99 excess on c/heating repairs. I hadn't read that in the small print which is what started me questioning the cost of this service.

BritGas don't call it Homecare 400 anymore, it's now Homecare 4, I went to their website and got a quote for 18 with a 60 excess. I asked them why was I paying 50 when I could apparently get it for 18? They didn't have a plausible explanation but the on-line quote didn't cover everything I had but after they'd "worked the numbers" I got a new quote for 30. It covers the same but my excess dropped to 60 from 99 but is now applied to appliances which it wasn't before. Still, I will be paying 240/yr less, which is great. The system that allows people to be milked like this is aggravating though. Yay, capitalism?

On another note (pun alert), a guy was on hold to HMRC for so long he transcribed their hold music:
https://old.reddit.com/r/CasualUK/co...isers_will_be/

Having given up trying to get HMRC to accept my voluntary NI contributions, I feel his pain.
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Old 06-11-18, 12:46 PM   #6575
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Back to minor gripes

Bloomin Hermes you accept a parcel for delivery from me, THEN you decide it's outside your size limits and want more money. Do like the other sites, and ask for the box dimensions, as well as the weight of the package!
What are you on about Mavi? I did a MyHermes order today and you have to select a weight range and it clearly states the maximum parcel size AND it warns that there would be additional charges if the limits were exceeded.
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Old 06-11-18, 01:19 PM   #6576
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Good luck Sir Trev, I hope you don't have as rotten teeth as me. The legacy of poor dentists, fillings that fail leading to crowns that last days before breaking away. pity my dental plan will not fund implants.
Implants are so expensive in the UK. 4 years ago I had 3 implants and a crown while I was in Turkey at a total cost of about 1250. Two visits were needed at least 3 months apart. Lots of people who holiday in Turkey get dental treatment while there as it's so much cheaper than in the UK.
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Old 09-11-18, 12:50 PM   #6577
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My gripe.
Having to waste my days at work when there are many, many, many other things. Some even enjoyable, that I would rather be doing.


It's a never ending re-run of Ground Hog day.
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My gripe.
Having to waste my days at work when there are many, many, many other things. Some even enjoyable, that I would rather be doing.


It's a never ending re-run of Ground Hog day.
Yes, work gets in the way of doing stuff we'd rather being doing, although it does pay for the stuff we want to do.

Attended the funeral of a colleague today, who died two weeks before he was due to retire

Two weeks, two weeks! You work all those years, and you don't even get to enjoy the fruits of your labour.

Try and do the things you want to do, you never know when your time is up
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Mavic, oh that is sad. And really sucks all in one go.
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Mavic, oh that is sad. And really sucks all in one go.
Aye, nice bloke too, big turn out, we had to stand outside because the crematorium was full.

Nice send off song, Golden Earring "Radar Love" no boring sloppy song
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