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  1. Well, regardless of intent, people need to know it is not just some form acknowledging they've had a medication review as appears at first sight from the layout of the form. I'll have to pay attention better in future and READ the things I'm expected to sign FIRST! 😄
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    Banks

    Yes, if you repay early you're breaking the agreement costing the bank time and trouble. Remember it expends time and effort on loan applications; staff have to do that and they have to be paid. If the customer changes their mind during the term of the loan, then it's hardly the fault of the bank.
  3. A routine visit to the pharmacy (which shall remain nameless) this morning to pick up a prescription resulted in me almost signing away my medical confidentiality on a false pretext. The pharmacist asked me if I had 5 minutes to do a "medication review" and since I wasn't in a hurry for once, I agreed. Once ushered into a side room, this chap ran through my repeat list asking if I had any issues with each medication, what I was taking it for, and suggesting the odd alternative. At the end, a piece of paper and pen was nudged across the table and my signature requested. I did actually sign and date the thing before reading it properly. Initially I only noticed the heading "Consent for Medicines Review" or such like. However, once I'd gathered my wits a bit better I noticed some alarming small print declaring: "I agree that the information discussed in this interview can be shared with: My doctor, to help them provide care for me. [fair enough, but he already knows what meds I'm on anyway and what the alternatives are - so no point] NHS England, the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) and the Secretary of State for Health" [Now we get to it!] What's it got to do with any of them?? I don't trust the UK NHS to safeguard my medical data and it's none of their business anyway. Unlike our NHS, the UK's is a prime target for hackers and it's not hard to see how in the near future, everyone in the UK's medical records will end up circulating on the dark web for all sorts of unscrupulous characters to exploit for their personal enrichment. So beware! Your consent is being obtained by devious and disingenuous means. Only agree if you're happy for your records to be exported off-island to be viewed by heaven only knows who. Disclaimer: the pharmacy chain involved here is not connected with a UK bank of the same name.
  4. Then don't go along with it! YOU are the problem if you moderate your speech so as to not risk offending anyone. I absolutely refuse to submit to it and am not afraid to call a spade a spade. It has got me some funny looks at times, but a LOT of admiration as well from people like yourself. Oh - and guess what? NO adverse consequences have ensued as a result of me gobbing off. NONE! Stop being a pussy and assert yourself, man! Everyone concerned about this issue has the power within them to rectify the situation if only they realised it.
  5. In the end I took advice from this thread and phoned 'em up. They said they'd sent me an email with the (neg) result late Sunday evening - but I never got it. And it wasn't in the spam folder either. And I don't have a Manx.net address, so...... looks like they must have just got my addy wrong. The lady I spoke to was too busy to look into it but I requested it be logged so perhaps someone else could look into it for future reference. The mobile I have has an unusual number - doesn't begin with 07624 - so their system wouldn't accept it! I think that covers it! Thanks all. :-)
  6. Hi all. I did a test at the grandstand Sunday lunchtime but still no result 48hrs on. How much longer should I give it before contacting them? I wouldn't mind but I'm unable to go out til I get the all clear. Ta.
  7. I've heard the exact opposite from contacts in the UK who tell me Londoners (in particular) are sick of the restrictions and general poor quality of life there and are selling up in droves to come here. So I'm guessing any outflux from the Isle of Man will be more than compensated, in orders of magnitude, by on-coming traffic heading this way. I'm hoping it's not an outrageous number making it more expensive to live here.
  8. Many thanks, all! 😁
  9. Brilliant! Thanks. Next up: Smeale. Any idea where that is?
  10. Anyone know where Derbyhaven is?
  11. Are there any? And if so, where?
  12. Hi all, Somebody told me today there's some rumour going around about this guy and the big question was if he was on that thing for 4.5hrs as he claims, he would have needed to have re-fuelled at some point on the journey over. And that would seem to be true even if he had used a ski with an exceptionally good range, according to this chart: https://www.jetdrift.com/jet-ski-mpg-how-far-can-a-jet-ski-go/ Given that re-fuelling whilst sitting aboard one of these things in choppy waters must be next to impossible even for an experienced rider which he wasn't - even with a funnel to help - the next obvious thing we need to know is the make and model of the ski he used. Any ideas?
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    Jetski Romeo

    Hi all, Somebody told me today there's some rumour going around about this guy and the big question was if he was on that thing for 4.5hrs as he claims, he would have needed to have re-fuelled at some point on the journey over. And that would seem to be true even if he had used a ski with an exceptionally good range, according to this chart: https://www.jetdrift.com/jet-ski-mpg-how-far-can-a-jet-ski-go/ Given that re-fuelling whilst sitting aboard one of these things in choppy waters must be next to impossible even for an experienced rider which he wasn't - even with a funnel to help - the next obvious thing we need to know is the make and model of the ski he used. Any ideas?
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