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Id sooner let a Tesco butcher fix my toe than ask the NHS
Telegraph ^ | 1/24/11 | Melissa Kite

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 I’ve been limping around on a broken toe. The horse stamped on it and I’m in agony, but I’m not going to get it seen to because I do not want to go anywhere near my local hospital. I’m 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 George’s Hospital in Tooting in London, and my nearest alternative, King’s College in Denmark Hill, and hell and high water wouldn’t 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 you’re told” totalitarianism.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: butcher; fix; healthcare; nhs; obamacare; socialisthealthcare; socializedmedicine; sooner; tesco

1 posted on 01/24/2011 9:10:01 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

When people stop going to the hospital for every sneeze, sniffle and broken bone, national health care will have succeed...


2 posted on 01/24/2011 9:13:20 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 734 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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FYI: Tesco is like a foreign Walmart, IIRC from our trip to Oz a few years ago.


3 posted on 01/24/2011 9:13:45 AM PST by pillut48 (Israel doesn't have a friend in President Obama...and neither does the USA! (h/t pgkdan))
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To: Nachum

Who knows ... maybe the Tesco butcher is a moonlighting NHS doctor.


4 posted on 01/24/2011 9:15:48 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Nachum

The comments are interesting. At least half are leftists trying to defend their horribly broken system and the scumbag bureaucratic thieves who “administer” it.


5 posted on 01/24/2011 9:20:32 AM PST by samtheman
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To: Nachum

I’ve had pretty good luck just taping the bad toe to one of it’s brethren and taking aspirin for a few days.


6 posted on 01/24/2011 9:31:21 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: pillut48

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.


7 posted on 01/24/2011 9:37:58 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: Nachum
I fear it has not occurred to Mrs May that in the insane attempt to make life the same for everyone, we will end up making it tolerable for nobody.

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.

8 posted on 01/24/2011 9:49:03 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: miss marmelstein

Our Walmarts are also giant supermarkets. :-) Didn’t see any Sainbury’s or Waitroses in Australia, but did see Tescos everywhere it seemed.


9 posted on 01/24/2011 10:00:27 PM PST by pillut48 (Israel doesn't have a friend in President Obama...and neither does the USA! (h/t pgkdan))
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To: pillut48

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!


10 posted on 01/25/2011 4:11:05 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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