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What A Morning! 
1st-May-2016 03:31 pm
Son of a preacher man.
Earlier in the week Dad and I found out that one of the nurses is a Christian who goes to the same denomination Church that we do.  She goes to the one in Exeter, while I still go back to our old one in Newton Abbot (I prefer a smaller group, and have friends there).  So, she suggested that Dad might like to go to Church this Sunday as she wasn't working.

So, I got there at 8.30, to find that Dad had been given an early breakfast, and had been given priority for getting him washed and dressed.  A minute to 9 am we were at the front door to wait for the taxi ... at 9.30 we gave up.  The staff were very, very annoyed on Dad's behalf.  The taxi company that he was booked with just had an answerphone on, and although the head nurse phoned a few other taxi services, none had a wheelchair taxi available at short notice.

So we went for a short walk outsid, then back to his room to read the Bible, before they got him a big bowl of porridge fro a second breakfast.


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I have a feeling non-Church like language will be used when the staff eventually speak to someone!
Comments 
1st-May-2016 02:38 pm (UTC)
Wow. What terrible lack of service. Your dad looks nice, though.
1st-May-2016 02:51 pm (UTC)
Everyone was stunned, as they use the company a lot for the wheelchair bound patrons ... even if someone was ill, we still all have phones nowadays, so no real excuse.

Yes, he doesn't look bad for a 91 year old!
1st-May-2016 02:40 pm (UTC)
Did he not get to go at all then? Oh dear. :( What a rubbish taxi company.
1st-May-2016 02:52 pm (UTC)
No, sadly. I tried to make a positive spin on it by saying how good it was that he was well enough to be up and about!

Everyone was stunned, as they use the company a lot for the wheelchair bound patrons ... even if someone was ill, we still all have phones nowadays, so no real excuse.
1st-May-2016 02:54 pm (UTC)
His booking must have somehow been forgotten or something. Just shouldn't be allowed to happen. I hope the staff do complain about it. They should give him a free ride next Sunday.
2nd-May-2016 01:25 pm (UTC)
The staff were still upset when I went in this morning. It's a Bank Holiday, so they can't get hold of anyone to complain to.
1st-May-2016 04:39 pm (UTC)
That's terrible. I'm sure your Dad was disappointed.
2nd-May-2016 01:25 pm (UTC)
He was - but I have assured him we will get organised again on another week.
1st-May-2016 05:56 pm (UTC)
Oh what a shame - I'm sure he would have enjoyed the outing.
1st-May-2016 06:52 pm (UTC)
I agree.
2nd-May-2016 01:26 pm (UTC)
He was upset.
2nd-May-2016 01:26 pm (UTC)
He was looking forward to it - but I have promised him we will get organised on another week.
1st-May-2016 08:37 pm (UTC)
Oh what a shame about the taxi - so very frustrating.

I do hope he gets to go to church with her on her next Sunday off.

And he does look very, very, smart.
2nd-May-2016 01:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks - he certainly shines. Yes, we will get organised again soon ... I saw her today, so we just need to work out when.
2nd-May-2016 03:59 am (UTC)
He looks as handsome as can be! So sorry he missed Church. Have a feeling the taxi service will soon be wishing they'd done their job.


Gabrielle

Edited at 2016-05-02 04:00 am (UTC)
2nd-May-2016 01:28 pm (UTC)
He does look good, doesn't he?

Yes, everyone was still upset when I went in this morning!
2nd-May-2016 12:49 pm (UTC)
Your dad looks spiffy! Such a shame that you were let down by the taxi company, but hopefully he will be able to attend Church another Sunday.
2nd-May-2016 01:29 pm (UTC)
Dad looks really good, doesn't he?

He was looking forward to it - but I have promised him we will get organised on another week.
2nd-May-2016 01:10 pm (UTC)
Yay that the staff were willing to do this for him. Boo that the taxi service fell down on the job. :(

I hope next Sunday yields better results.
2nd-May-2016 01:30 pm (UTC)
He was looking forward to it - but I have promised him we will get organised on another week. I think that was the thing that made me feel that much more annoyed ... everyone had made the effort on his behalf.
2nd-May-2016 04:57 pm (UTC)
What disgusting service from the taxi place.

Lovely photos Deborah *hug*
3rd-May-2016 10:47 am (UTC)
Still annoyed on Dad's behalf. But good to see him looking so well after the year he has had.
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