Skip to comments.I’d sooner let a Tesco butcher fix my toe than ask the NHS
Posted on 01/24/2011 9:09:58 AM PST by Nachum
The last time I went to my local hospital, they made me fill in a questionnaire about my drinking habits before they would even look at my injury, writes Melissa Kite.
For three weeks Ive been limping around on a broken toe. The horse stamped on it and Im in agony, but Im not going to get it seen to because I do not want to go anywhere near my local hospital. Im sorry, I know I will get complaints from doctors and nurses about how hard they work. I know the NHS is a sacred institution that must not be criticised. But I have been to St Georges Hospital in Tooting in London, and my nearest alternative, Kings College in Denmark Hill, and hell and high water wouldnt drag me back to either.
I consider a little toe the size of a big toe far preferable to the horrors that might await me at either of those emporiums of state-sponsored, one-size-fits-all, sit down and do as youre told totalitarianism.
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When people stop going to the hospital for every sneeze, sniffle and broken bone, national health care will have succeed...
FYI: Tesco is like a foreign Walmart, IIRC from our trip to Oz a few years ago.
Who knows ... maybe the Tesco butcher is a moonlighting NHS doctor.
The comments are interesting. At least half are leftists trying to defend their horribly broken system and the scumbag bureaucratic thieves who “administer” it.
I’ve had pretty good luck just taping the bad toe to one of it’s brethren and taking aspirin for a few days.
No, Tesco is a supermarket; some large, some Expresses. It’s considered more down market than either Sainbury’s or Waitroses. They are all over London.
Capitalism is said to be the unequal distribution of wealth. OTOH, socialism has been said to be the equal distribution of misery, except to the ruling class, of course.
Our Walmarts are also giant supermarkets. :-) Didn’t see any Sainbury’s or Waitroses in Australia, but did see Tescos everywhere it seemed.
No, I’ve never been to Australia. Love to go, though. I just mean Tesco’s is not a box store. Although maybe in Oz, it is!