Friday, April 21, 2006

Broken neighbour

On Wednesday I had made plans to go to the Well with Steve to watch the Arsenal match. We didn't quite make it since at about 7.30 he left a message on my phone saying he was at Warwick A&E with a sore foot. Being the kind and thoughtful neighbour that I am, I thought I'd pop over to the hospital, see how he was doing, point and laugh, go to Tesco to get a bit of food in before returning to the hospital and driving him home if needed.

Luckily, I've never had the need to go to Warwick Hospital before, and the first thing I noticed was that you had to pay to park! At a hospital! What kind of money sucking vampires are they? Still, up to 15 minutes was free, so I assumed all I'd have to do would be nip in, ask for Mr Wharton, show concern, point and laugh and be away and shopping in 6 minutes, 8 max. Oh no, first they couldn't find him, then they sent me to the Children's Ward, then they told me he 'might have left' then they found him. 35 minutes!

Steve didn't look too happy to see me - probably because he was trying to chat up a female doctor and said I was going to 'cramp his style'. Charming. I repaid him by taking a flattering picture of him in his wheelchair:

Steve: injured


Anyhow, Johno had turned up and shown some concern for a few minutes before pointing and laughing and then there was some discussion over cars, keys and bags. It turned out Steve had broken his ankle, and so Johno drove Steve's car home while I waited around while the (male) nurse plastered him up and gave him some crutches. Once hoppy Steve was allowed to leave I paid to get the car out of the car park - £3! - and somehow got back to Canal House before Johno, even though we left about an hour later.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Late home Eh, looks like J got lucky with that female doctor then!
JC

1:24 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Debbie - I've been reading about your heroic alcholic related records on another blog. I run a label called alcopop records - you should come down to our first club night and down alcopops at speed until you can down no more

lv Jack Alcopop!
www.ilovealcopop.co.uk

1:33 AM

 

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