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Messages - Jim Penn

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The Coffee Bar / Re: Six Letter Word Game
« on: Today at 08:39:07 am »
Croutons in trendy restaurant unusually stale.

GLUTEN

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The Coffee Bar / Re: Six Letter Word Game
« on: Yesterday at 11:05:33 pm »
Educated lefties initiate thoughtful enquiry, see?

PROLES

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The Coffee Bar / Re: Six Letter Word Game
« on: Yesterday at 09:02:01 pm »
Curried rissoles I made earlier, auntie.

AUNTIE

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The Coffee Bar / Re: Six Letter Word Game
« on: Yesterday at 04:17:04 pm »
Runways Unquestionably Necessary. Why? Aviation! Yes!

Perhaps in Luton... Otherwise, they're superfluous.

FLIGHT

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The Coffee Bar / Re: Six Letter Word Game
« on: Yesterday at 09:58:54 am »
Heathrow's obvious win, a ridiculous decision.

IDIOTS

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The Coffee Bar / Re: Six Letter Word Game
« on: Yesterday at 09:23:55 am »
Brilliant infrastructure really demands intricate engineering.

GIRDER

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The Coffee Bar / Re: Six Letter Word Game
« on: June 30, 2015, 05:00:42 pm »
Messiaen's ornithology usually tasks honest scientists.

OISEAU

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The Coffee Bar / Re: Six Letter Word Game
« on: June 30, 2015, 09:09:47 am »
On the eighteenth, Lyle's lie's okay.

BUNKER

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The Coffee Bar / Re: Grumpy Old Rant Room
« on: June 29, 2015, 09:01:14 pm »
A post-script - the pharmacist didn't have enough in stock to provide the full amount when I went down this morning, so they gave me what they had and an IOU for the rest (which they indicated might arrive in today's stock delivery, but more likely tomorrow). Well, I learn that the branch manager has personally delivered the outstanding portion by hand this afternoon.

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The Coffee Bar / Re: Six Letter Word Game
« on: June 29, 2015, 07:40:15 pm »
Stop talking, and turn up Einaudi.

JOKING

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The Coffee Bar / Re: Grumpy Old Rant Room
« on: June 29, 2015, 01:15:17 pm »
Spoke to pharmacist - she was very apologetic, promised that as soon as I'd left she would phone the locum pharmacist who had been on duty on Saturday to discuss the error, issued the right medication on the spot, and explained in some detail that there is an official procedure that they're duty bound to follow in cases like this; they have to make official notifications to a central database of any dispensing errors, as well as keep an in-house log that gets shown to standards inspectors.

The person who needs the medication had a night of some anxiety, she reports - needed to phone her local Crisis team, but thankfully didn't need any more urgent medical attention than that, and she now has the correct medication in her hands. Sighs of relief all round...

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The Coffee Bar / Re: Grumpy Old Rant Room
« on: June 28, 2015, 10:27:42 pm »
Thanks for that input Bryn, I'll bear that in mind.

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The Coffee Bar / Re: Grumpy Old Rant Room
« on: June 28, 2015, 08:55:35 pm »
Yes, it'll be me, Mort, and I'm struggling to be confident that I'm going to be particularly polite.

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The Coffee Bar / Re: Grumpy Old Rant Room
« on: June 28, 2015, 02:53:29 pm »
Yesterday, I had to visit a pharmacist to collect a prescription to collect some anti-psychotic medication for a vulnerable patient I know. Duly collected and paid for, then I had to travel out of town to deliver them, which I did. Said patient didn't remember name of the medication, so would have taken whatever I gave them if it sounded right. I couldn't remember the name of the medication either, and as I sometimes collect the patient's prescriptions when they're busy or not around, I thought it might be better to know the name of the medication too, so, as they were getting ready to take the dose last night, I thought I should ask. When they named the box they were holding, I was horrified to hear they were actually holding an anti-hypertensive which thankfully I recognise (as it's something I take!!).

I checked the box - it was indeed the anti-hypertensive. To make matters worse, the correct label had been printed out and affixed to the box by the pharmacist, and it really beggars belief that they'd go to the trouble of having to sort out a label on their computer and then somehow lose concentration enough (I don't think negligence is too harsh a word in this instance) to not realise they'd somehow picked the wrong medication out of their drawers and were putting a label with the name of a different drug thereon. Additionally, and inevitably, they're not open today, which means it's tomorrow before the mistake can be rectified, and the patient is having to go another 24 hours without medication at a time when their vulnerability seems rather more acute than it has been for a while.

The pharmacist appears to be a franchise, with no obvious online presence for a head office or umbrella organisation, so beyond the branch manager, there's not even anyone I can complain too effectively.

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The Coffee Bar / Re: Six Letter Word Game
« on: June 28, 2015, 02:06:53 pm »
Getting over Simon Schama's irritating presentations.

SIMPLE

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