Thursday, 25 June 2009

Sam: You know you're getting better when...

When I first came out of surgery and was in recovery, one of my best friends came to see me. He asked me how I was, and apparently all I could say was "ARRRGGGHEEERRRUUUUGHHHHH".

The other day, I spent 47 minutes on the line to a bureaucrat who kept asking the same questions over and over because apparently the system was broken. I had to really bite my tongue and stop myself from saying; "Yes, I fucking know the system is broken".

The reason I was on the phone for that long was to apply for a programme that will help me get back to work and provide the assistance I need, but good Lord - expecting someone who's disabled to spend 47 minutes on the phone is ridiculous. But when you can get through an ordeal like that, you know you're getting better.

As opposed to; "ARRRGGGHEEERRRUUUUGHHHHH".

3 comments:

Anna said...

I hate that kind of conversation... it brings out the "ARRRGGGHEEERRRUUUUGHHHHH" in all of us!

BenefitScroungingScum said...

I'm afraid this is a welcome to the world of services 'supposed' to support disabled people. There's an awful lot of hurry up and wait.
Good luck with this, I assume it's some kind of Access to work programme? If you get stuck there's various posts about it on my blog and I can point you in the right direction for other expertise
Bendy Girl

Anonymous said...

very glad you are getting better though...that is the plus side...