You Have Cancer… Oh Wait, You Don’t. Merry Christmas

When your festive f**k-up makes it onto The Register, you know you’ve fked up good.

https://www.theregister.com/2023/01/03/askern_medical_cancer_message/

The message went out to patients of the medical facility – there are reportedly about 8,000 of them – on December 23, 2022. It asked patients to fill out a DS1500 form, which is used to help terminal patients expedite access to benefits because they may not have time for the usual bureaucratic delay.

About an hour after thoroughly alarming recipients of the not-so-glad tidings, the medical facility reportedly apologized in a follow-up text message.

Error or not, there should have been failsafes to prevent this happening. Even Tom Scott has a story from personal experience when he had to get himself tested for STDs (his face tells you everything you need to know

Christmas

Christmas

Went out for my walk after Christmas lunch and found most places closed (as expected)

However, there were a few convenience shops still open, the Shell petrol station was still open (but the Tesco petrol station was closed). The local pubs were open, presumably for Christmas Dinner.

Speaking of which, here’s the final spread for my Christmas Lunch/Dinner

Christmas Day

Christmas Day

Christmas Day. Jammed up by an accident on the way, but lots (and lots) of food, movies and Wii-ing (is that even a word?)

Was pouring with rain on the way home. So bad, in fact that we had to slow down severely on the motorway. That however did not stop a 4×4 zooming past us. Christmas Day always brings out the idiots. 😑😒😔

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