3rd January 2023. Many people in Britain will be returning to work after the Christmas and New Year break. Apparently this does not include British railway staff, who are striking for better wages and conditions.
We may also expect strikes from nursing staff and ambulance personnel in our National Health Service. The postal system is in disarray due to strikes.
How does this affect me? My medicines are three weeks overdue. Fortunately I keep a four week stock, so I am not yet in dire need. I will try today to get a booking for a blood test to check if the statin pills are having any effect on my cholesterol level.
I need to telephone the company which failed to deliver my wife’s Christmas gift, and the local car body repair shop about the damage I inflicted on my car on New Year’s Eve.
Happy New Year!
[update. The on-line booking system for a blood test at my local hospital no longer exists. Therefore I will need to take up more valuable staff time trying to arrange it on the telephone – if they answer the telephone.]