Three Things

15 Nov

Tragedy by Steps at Merseyway Xmas lights last night

When I read this on Twitter today about my home town, I thought, ‘Oh no!’

They even had video:

I just read this on Facebook:

Stalking is when two people go for a long romantic walk but only one of them knows about it.

A couple of weeks ago, we received a reminder card through the post that Toby and Molly were due to have their booster jabs.  There was also an offer to download a money-off coupon.  The Hub phoned the vet, made the appointment, and off we went yesterday.

They had no record of our appointment but fitted us in anyway.  Turns out Toby didn’t have his booster last year because, at the time we took the dogs, his lesions had returned, he needed antibiotics and he couldn’t have the booster at the same time.  He was injected several times at several appointments and we had thought as we cried into our wallets that one of those was his booster jab.  

Never mind – at least we had the money off coupons to make it a little easier this time.

No, we didn’t.  The coupons weren’t valid for this particular branch.  

We came away unimpressed yesterday – not only had our beloved dog been unprotected for a year, he needed to start a whole new course of immunisations at a boosted price, they wouldn’t accept our coupons and they hadn’t even known we were going to turn up despite the Hub making the appointment a week earlier.

When we got home there was a message on the answering machine:

Hello!  This is anonymous from another vet’s.  Toby and Molly missed their appointment for their boosters today.  If you would like to make another appointment, please call back on number given.

The Hub had made the appointment and downloaded the coupons for one vet’s practice, but we had visited another.


25 Responses to “Three Things”

  1. jmgoyder November 15, 2012 at 11:33 #

    Sounds like the kind of thing I would do!


  2. viv blake November 15, 2012 at 11:49 #

    Don’t talk to me about doctor/vet muddles. I’ve had them up to here (points to top of head)

    WordPress is playing silly buggers again: It won’t let me “like” without signing in,and when I do it just goes blank; and now it won’t let me comment either, although it tells me I am commenting using my WP identity and fills in all the spaces for me.


    • viv blake November 15, 2012 at 11:50 #

      The above resulting in me being re-directed to a WP login site wanting my password. This reply wants the same rigmarole AGAIN


  3. lenwilliamscarver November 15, 2012 at 13:34 #

    Sounds like something my hubs would do! LOL …As for WP I have had issues for 3 months now, people that are following not getting my post, widgts disappearing from post ( according to them my fault as I download illegals) not sure how you get an illegal but everyone else must have illegals too mine are the only ones to disappear, and last but not least can’t link anothers post to mine. I love technology:) NOT!!! TY for letting me rant


  4. laurieanichols November 15, 2012 at 13:52 #

    I’m so bad because I am curious about the reaction immediately after listening to the machine, I’m hoping that there was laughter involved with an oops. 🙂


  5. terry1954 November 15, 2012 at 15:01 #

    how aggravated i would have been


  6. Al November 15, 2012 at 15:37 #

    I’m sorry, I must have surfed onto the Readers Digest “Life is Funny” online site by mistake.


  7. slpmartin November 15, 2012 at 16:21 #

    Ah…but think of all the joy they bring…oops perhaps not the right thing to say after seeing the video…never mind.;-)


  8. misswhiplash November 15, 2012 at 17:45 #

    whoops! now that was a daft thing to do


  9. adinparadise November 15, 2012 at 18:22 #

    Love the video. 😆


  10. Elaine - I used to be indecisive November 15, 2012 at 18:37 #

    You got me with that tradgedy by step! Just for a moment though… 😉


  11. Pseu November 15, 2012 at 19:35 #

    Can you explain your reaction to the Steps version of Tragedy, please?

    I can’t hear that song without remembering the version that the boys used to sing
    “Tragedy, if you loose control of the toilet roll, tragedy….”

    I’m glad the answer machine explined your mistake, with out having to inVETsigate further….


    • Pseu November 15, 2012 at 19:35 #



  12. bevchen November 15, 2012 at 20:36 #

    Oops! I hope Hubs got lots of stick for that one!

    By the way, I couldn’t resist buying a bag of Maltesers on the way home from work today. I only discovered your blog yesterday and already you’re a bad influence!


  13. viveka November 15, 2012 at 23:37 #

    Steps, I thought they had broken up – one of my favorite groups.
    Doggy video – brilliant … especially the jump dog in the back seat of something.


  14. benzeknees November 15, 2012 at 23:57 #

    I didn’t know my hubby was a bigamist although I don’t understand how he manages the commute from England to Alberta so often without either of us realizing!


  15. robincoyle November 16, 2012 at 00:58 #

    So dogs get jabs in England as well.


  16. Three Well Beings November 16, 2012 at 04:50 #

    These are the things that keep us all very humble! 🙂


  17. Carol November 16, 2012 at 10:48 #

    Just been reading that Steps have a fragrance out. What does it smell of? Desperation?


  18. Grannymar November 19, 2012 at 19:10 #

    Another reason why I don’t keep pets.


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