The Occupational Therapist came this morning...he was here all of ten minutes and was totally and absolutely useless...
Suggested we convert the back lobby into a bedroom...knock through the wall into the bathroom to put a door in which would give me an en-suite...
Lay the front path leading to the door with concrete because the stones we have down are 'uneven'...
But the best part was when he spotted the Buddha statue on the sitting room windowsill...he almost had an apoplexy. Why did I have a false idol on display and where did I get it from and it would give off evil spirits which affect the cottage and then I'll never get better...you can read that again if you like...
I virtually pushed him into the bathroom to ask for a shower...which is why he'd come in the first place and he announced the waiting list is very long and it isn't worth going on it...presumably because the Buddha's evil spirits will ensure my rapid demise...then he noticed the dozen small Buddha statues I have on a shelf in the bathroom...and would have turned pale but for the fact he is Black so I'd not have noticed if he did or not...
He then said...did I believe we are all born in sin...did I believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and that bathing in His blood would make us pure...
I decided enough was quite enough and opened the front door and said how kind of him to visit and please don't bother coming again...
And he was driving a brand new car.
So I'm reporting him for unprofessional behaviour...I can laugh about it, but another person might well be really upset...
And the shower? What it boils down to is we could apply for a Council Grant...that takes around eighteen months...I could go on the HSE waiting list which is about three years long or we could put a shower in ourselves. He can let me have grab bars and a seat though. They'd be free.