My L&M and I both wear hearing aids, when we need new batteries it means a two hour round trip to the hospital in the centre to town to collect them. It is very difficult and expensive to park at the hospital so we go by bus, it's free with our bus passes, but time consuming.
I'm running out of my BP tablets, so I ordered a repeat prescription, I went to the surgery to collect the prescription. It took them 25 minutes to find the prescription in a box containing about 20 scripts!
Then I went to the pharmacy and handed in the script, there was a 10 minute wait so I went to the Co-op to check out their Feed a family for £5 deal.
I returned to the pharmacy and waited, and waited and waited, they too had lost my script. It took 45 minutes for them to find it and give me my tablets.
An hour and 10 minutes of my life wasted, waiting for an assortment of stupid people to do a couple of fairly simple tasks. Oh and if you get deja vu reading this, it is because this shambles takes place every 8 weeks, every time I need more tablets!