Go Back  British Expats > General > The Lounge
Reload this Page >

What made you smile today? Part III

What made you smile today? Part III

Old May 1st 2019, 3:28 pm
  #22711  
Concierge
 
spouse of scouse's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2013
Location: Western Australia
Posts: 16,990
spouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What made you smile today? Part III

Originally Posted by moneypenny20 View Post
Isn't cheesymite that abomination in a jar? My local baker does the most amazing cheese and vegemite scrolls,
Don't know about the stuff in a jar, the 'cheesymite' scrolls that I bought are from our local baker too - yes, they're very yum.




spouse of scouse is offline  
Old May 1st 2019, 3:29 pm
  #22712  
Concierge
 
spouse of scouse's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2013
Location: Western Australia
Posts: 16,990
spouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What made you smile today? Part III

Originally Posted by moneypenny20 View Post
That's the muck, got the name wrong.
Yuck!
spouse of scouse is offline  
Old May 1st 2019, 3:29 pm
  #22713  
Concierge
 
spouse of scouse's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2013
Location: Western Australia
Posts: 16,990
spouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What made you smile today? Part III

Originally Posted by lizzyq View Post
Better than the latest abomination

Double yuck!
spouse of scouse is offline  
Old May 1st 2019, 3:53 pm
  #22714  
Oscar nominated
 
BristolUK's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: Moncton, NB, CANADA
Posts: 35,810
BristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What made you smile today? Part III

Originally Posted by lizzyq View Post
Better than the latest abomination

Anything with peanut butter is an abomination.

BristolUK is offline  
Old May 1st 2019, 3:57 pm
  #22715  
 
Nutek's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: CT
Posts: 30,867
Nutek has a reputation beyond reputeNutek has a reputation beyond reputeNutek has a reputation beyond reputeNutek has a reputation beyond reputeNutek has a reputation beyond reputeNutek has a reputation beyond reputeNutek has a reputation beyond reputeNutek has a reputation beyond reputeNutek has a reputation beyond reputeNutek has a reputation beyond reputeNutek has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What made you smile today? Part III

This thread makes me sad now.

There should be a separate "Disgusting shit some people eat" thread.


Nutek is offline  
Old May 1st 2019, 3:59 pm
  #22716  
Turning into a PA gal!
 
lizzyq's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2013
Location: State College PA, finally!
Posts: 2,957
lizzyq has a reputation beyond reputelizzyq has a reputation beyond reputelizzyq has a reputation beyond reputelizzyq has a reputation beyond reputelizzyq has a reputation beyond reputelizzyq has a reputation beyond reputelizzyq has a reputation beyond reputelizzyq has a reputation beyond reputelizzyq has a reputation beyond reputelizzyq has a reputation beyond reputelizzyq has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What made you smile today? Part III

Originally Posted by BristolUK View Post
Anything with peanut butter is an abomination.
Agreed, and Americans seem to love the stuff. If we have a pot luck at work the majority of the desserts seem to have the blöõdy stuff in, sometimes it masquerades as a toffee like swirl in baked goods and catches me out.
lizzyq is offline  
Old May 1st 2019, 4:29 pm
  #22717  
Resident Cynic
 
macliam's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2013
Location: Suffolk,UK; Alentejo, Portugal
Posts: 7,863
macliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What made you smile today? Part III

Originally Posted by Nutek View Post
This thread makes me sad now.

There should be a separate "Disgusting shit some people eat" thread.


This seems to be it

Arguing about whether Marmite of Vegemite are "better" is like people arguing that falling out of a balloon is better than falling out of a plane. Adding in cheese, or peanut butter is just like adding "when on fire".

Last edited by macliam; May 1st 2019 at 4:35 pm.
macliam is offline  
Old May 1st 2019, 5:42 pm
  #22718  
SUPER MODERATOR
 
Jerseygirl's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 83,785
Jerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What made you smile today? Part III

Originally Posted by spouse of scouse View Post
I think you're exactly right
My mum was almost 89 when she was taken into hospital with a broken femur. The doc/nurses assumed she had dementia because of her age. I argued against the diagnosis and the hospital arranged for a woman to assess her. Apart from counting from 100 backwards, same with the alphabet, she was asked the name of the wife of Prince Charles. Her reply was: “Who do you mean, Diana or that ugly old cow Camilla?”
Jerseygirl is offline  
Old May 1st 2019, 6:27 pm
  #22719  
Resident Cynic
 
macliam's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2013
Location: Suffolk,UK; Alentejo, Portugal
Posts: 7,863
macliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What made you smile today? Part III

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl View Post
My mum was almost 89 when she was taken into hospital with a broken femur. The doc/nurses assumed she had dementia because of her age. I argued against the diagnosis and the hospital arranged for a woman to assess her. Apart from counting from 100 backwards, same with the alphabet, she was asked the name of the wife of Prince Charles. Her reply was: “Who do you mean, Diana or that ugly old cow Camilla?”
I like it! But it reminds me when my uncle tripped over the cable of his lawnmower and broke his hip - he was just short of 91 and bright as a button. He was taken to the local hospital, but they quickly offloaded him to the regional one 40-odd miles away, because he was already on dialysis having dehydrated on drugs prescribed by his GP over the previous Xmas - he had never had kidney issues before that. (I'll leave it there, there is a special place in hell for "money for nothing" GPs).

Then the fun started - should he be in a Surgical ward because of his hip? or a Renal ward because of his dialysis? or a Geriatric ward because of his age? They decided on the third option because the other two said they "couldn''t cope" with the other complications. He had his operation and some time later I asked him about physio and he told me he still wasn't even allowed out of bed to go to the toilet. So I tackled the ward nurses.... "Oh, nobody here is qualified in physio", they said (big surprise!) "and we don't have the staff to lift him out of bed" (My uncle was a sparrow - he weighed about 9 stones). Next thing, this man who had not been in hospital since the end of WW2, had a "stroke" and I was called to see some prat of a registrar, who explained that there was little that could be done and it was best that he be put on "the pathway" .... but, said I, he's on dialysis, so a couple of missed sessions and he will die - you are condemning him to death. "No, no" said the prat, backpeddling faster than anyone I've ever seen, "it's just that we can't send him for dialysis in this state" (lie). So I asked to see the specialist and told him, in no uncertain terms, that my uncle would not be on any "pathway" and that he had better speak with Renal. Next thing, my uncle is on the Renal ward..... and scheduled for dialysis. Three days later, my sister said something whilst tidying his pillow - and he answered her - no slur, no issues..... I told him that I was going to rename him Lazarus and he just grinned at me like he always did.

Unfortunately, there's a sad end to the story. He still didn't get physio and was told that he might be discharged to the local hospital and maybe home, eventually, but he would be in a wheelchair for the rest of his life, because his hip was not right. I saw him one evening and this was obviously playing on his mind, because he had always been a busy little bee. As I prepared to leave he said to me "I'm so bloody bored in here" and I told him I'd try to get back at the weekend (it was a 160-mile round-trip for me). At 10pm the following night I got a call from the hospital to say he had died.... RIP, Lester. This was three months after he had first been admitted to hospital and three months that his wife, who had agoraphobia, was unable to visit him due to the distance. It was also three months while their GP (remember him?) didn't even bother to check whether my Aunt (then 93) was alive or dead, nor to check on my Uncle's progress. Ker-ching.

So, keep a tight grip in your Mum - she'll need you.
macliam is offline  
Old May 1st 2019, 6:28 pm
  #22720  
Dedicated European
 
Joined: Mar 2017
Location: Buda
Posts: 6,178
Expatrick has a reputation beyond reputeExpatrick has a reputation beyond reputeExpatrick has a reputation beyond reputeExpatrick has a reputation beyond reputeExpatrick has a reputation beyond reputeExpatrick has a reputation beyond reputeExpatrick has a reputation beyond reputeExpatrick has a reputation beyond reputeExpatrick has a reputation beyond reputeExpatrick has a reputation beyond reputeExpatrick has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What made you smile today? Part III

Originally Posted by macliam View Post
This seems to be it

Arguing about whether Marmite of Vegemite are "better" is like people arguing that falling out of a balloon is better than falling out of a plane. Adding in cheese, or peanut butter is just like adding "when on fire".
But Marmite eaters have a parachute!
Expatrick is offline  
Old May 1st 2019, 6:59 pm
  #22721  
SUPER MODERATOR
 
Jerseygirl's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 83,785
Jerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What made you smile today? Part III

Originally Posted by macliam View Post
I like it! But it reminds me when my uncle tripped over the cable of his lawnmower and broke his hip - he was just short of 91 and bright as a button. He was taken to the local hospital, but they quickly offloaded him to the regional one 40-odd miles away, because he was already on dialysis having dehydrated on drugs prescribed by his GP over the previous Xmas - he had never had kidney issues before that. (I'll leave it there, there is a special place in hell for "money for nothing" GPs).

Then the fun started - should he be in a Surgical ward because of his hip? or a Renal ward because of his dialysis? or a Geriatric ward because of his age? They decided on the third option because the other two said they "couldn''t cope" with the other complications. He had his operation and some time later I asked him about physio and he told me he still wasn't even allowed out of bed to go to the toilet. So I tackled the ward nurses.... "Oh, nobody here is qualified in physio", they said (big surprise!) "and we don't have the staff to lift him out of bed" (My uncle was a sparrow - he weighed about 9 stones). Next thing, this man who had not been in hospital since the end of WW2, had a "stroke" and I was called to see some prat of a registrar, who explained that there was little that could be done and it was best that he be put on "the pathway" .... but, said I, he's on dialysis, so a couple of missed sessions and he will die - you are condemning him to death. "No, no" said the prat, backpeddling faster than anyone I've ever seen, "it's just that we can't send him for dialysis in this state" (lie). So I asked to see the specialist and told him, in no uncertain terms, that my uncle would not be on any "pathway" and that he had better speak with Renal. Next thing, my uncle is on the Renal ward..... and scheduled for dialysis. Three days later, my sister said something whilst tidying his pillow - and he answered her - no slur, no issues..... I told him that I was going to rename him Lazarus and he just grinned at me like he always did.

Unfortunately, there's a sad end to the story. He still didn't get physio and was told that he might be discharged to the local hospital and maybe home, eventually, but he would be in a wheelchair for the rest of his life, because his hip was not right. I saw him one evening and this was obviously playing on his mind, because he had always been a busy little bee. As I prepared to leave he said to me "I'm so bloody bored in here" and I told him I'd try to get back at the weekend (it was a 160-mile round-trip for me). At 10pm the following night I got a call from the hospital to say he had died.... RIP, Lester. This was three months after he had first been admitted to hospital and three months that his wife, who had agoraphobia, was unable to visit him due to the distance. It was also three months while their GP (remember him?) didn't even bother to check whether my Aunt (then 93) was alive or dead, nor to check on my Uncle's progress. Ker-ching.

So, keep a tight grip in your Mum - she'll need you.
Terrible what happens to old folk when they need care the most.

Not a good ending for mum either. Then NHS would not operate on her leg and told her as a result she would not walk again. She gave up on life, stopped taking meds/food/liquids. Told the nurses/carers she would bite them if they tried to force feed her. Approx 2 months after her fall she died
Jerseygirl is offline  
Old May 1st 2019, 7:54 pm
  #22722  
Resident Cynic
 
macliam's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2013
Location: Suffolk,UK; Alentejo, Portugal
Posts: 7,863
macliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What made you smile today? Part III

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl View Post
Terrible what happens to old folk when they need care the most.

Not a good ending for mum either. Then NHS would not operate on her leg and told her as a result she would not walk again. She gave up on life, stopped taking meds/food/liquids. Told the nurses/carers she would bite them if they tried to force feed her. Approx 2 months after her fall she died
Sorry to hear that - but "giving up the will to live" seems to be a cause of death that would go on a lot of certificates, if the medics were honest.....
macliam is offline  
Old May 2nd 2019, 11:23 am
  #22723  
BE Forum Addict
 
Ingles's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Alcobaça
Posts: 4,978
Ingles has a reputation beyond reputeIngles has a reputation beyond reputeIngles has a reputation beyond reputeIngles has a reputation beyond reputeIngles has a reputation beyond reputeIngles has a reputation beyond reputeIngles has a reputation beyond reputeIngles has a reputation beyond reputeIngles has a reputation beyond reputeIngles has a reputation beyond reputeIngles has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What made you smile today? Part III

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl View Post
My mum was almost 89 when she was taken into hospital with a broken femur. The doc/nurses assumed she had dementia because of her age. I argued against the diagnosis and the hospital arranged for a woman to assess her. Apart from counting from 100 backwards, same with the alphabet, she was asked the name of the wife of Prince Charles. Her reply was: “Who do you mean, Diana or that ugly old cow Camilla?”
Ingles is offline  
Old May 2nd 2019, 1:00 pm
  #22724  
Professional Cat herder
 
Zoe Bell's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Location: TORONTO- yay!!!
Posts: 5,707
Zoe Bell has a reputation beyond reputeZoe Bell has a reputation beyond reputeZoe Bell has a reputation beyond reputeZoe Bell has a reputation beyond reputeZoe Bell has a reputation beyond reputeZoe Bell has a reputation beyond reputeZoe Bell has a reputation beyond reputeZoe Bell has a reputation beyond reputeZoe Bell has a reputation beyond reputeZoe Bell has a reputation beyond reputeZoe Bell has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What made you smile today? Part III

my 83 year old dad was playing chess when the guy in the hospital came round to test him for dementia.
asked him two questions and said " well I'm wasting my time with you"

I'm sorry to read of all the crappy stories out there. I couldn't be happier with the care my dad is getting. He's at home, he has carers come round 4 times a day , these are the nicest people I've ever met, especially given the job that they do.
Mom has 24 hour access to an emergency number for the district nurse.

All of this covered by the NHS

Its true about the will to live stuff. My dad is now 3 + months into "you have about a month left"
Zoe Bell is offline  
Old May 2nd 2019, 1:08 pm
  #22725  
Resident Cynic
 
macliam's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2013
Location: Suffolk,UK; Alentejo, Portugal
Posts: 7,863
macliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What made you smile today? Part III

Originally Posted by Zoe Bell View Post
my 83 year old dad was playing chess when the guy in the hospital came round to test him for dementia.
asked him two questions and said " well I'm wasting my time with you"

I'm sorry to read of all the crappy stories out there. I couldn't be happier with the care my dad is getting. He's at home, he has carers come round 4 times a day , these are the nicest people I've ever met, especially given the job that they do.
Mom has 24 hour access to an emergency number for the district nurse.

All of this covered by the NHS

Its true about the will to live stuff. My dad is now 3 + months into "you have about a month left"
Take none of my comments as a swipe at the NHS - I'm here today thanks to their care and expertise, but that doesn't mean everything and everyone is perfect.
I'm glad your Dad is getting good care - that's how it should be - and I'm glad he's defying expectations.
Long may he continue, whilst that's what he wants.
macliam is offline  

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.