Archive for June, 2010

March Past

June 18, 2010

I took Nobby to see the march past of the Royal Anglian Regiment.  They were a remarkable looking group of young men (and, yes, some women too).  Nobby was ‘all gonged up’. (i.e: he was draped in medals and wore his Commando beret.) They let us through the barrier to take a closer look.  Nobby is 93 by the way so this quite an adventure.  The crowd was appreciative of them and they made that clear.  They act on our behalf.  They do what they do so that we don’t have to.  Nobby was the centre of attention.  As always but then he deserves it.

‘I could burn you and there would be nothing you could do about it’

June 18, 2010

‘I could burn you and there would be nothing you could do about it’ Winston Smith described an ‘incident’ in which one of his clients (residents, service users, whatever) tried to *burn him to death* and he faced no consequence? Even if his managers care nothing about care workers then surely they should care about the other residents.

I get the impression that care workers are not treated with the respect they deserve in most sectors. They are the ones who spend the most time with ‘service users’ and yet when they voice their concerns to their ‘superiors’ they are dismissed. I noticed that when I was a patient in psych hospital. I spoke up when I saw a kind, compassionate nursing assistant who didn’t suffer fools gladly being given a dressing down by some G grade nurse who’d only been there for five minutes.

I’m wondering if their lack of concern for W.S. was due to the fact that he didn’t have a DipSW.

Sick Enough to be Hospitalised

June 9, 2010

In Response to this. * I have a mental illness: schizo-affective disorder. I know this because I have been told by a very clever consultant psychiatrist. I am ill enough to have to take medication replete with negative side effects. I am ill enough to be sectioned. I am ill enough to be imprisoned against my will. I am ill enough to be forcibly treated. I am ill enough to be barred from certain countries and certain professions. But in the eyes of some I am not ill enough to be financially supported by the state, or anyone else for that matter. Please explain this to me, Mr. Bartholomew..

*Scroll down to MAY 28, 2010, in which the site owner pontificates over the future of ‘the sick’ most of whom are fakes.  His trackbacks do not work.

Oh Theo, How I Adore You

June 9, 2010

Just a PS to this post: Yes, there are arguments made by Dalrymple/Daniels that have my full support. I wish more men would make the assertions the good doctor has made here. I perceive football as an ugly, vulgar game but in saying this I get treated as though I have said something sacrilegious. I share his distaste at the many other vulgarisms that are woven into modern life. And I don’t particularly like regional accents and believe that we should all aspire to received pronunciation and standard English, but then I am an unemployed elocution tutor.

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