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Lovely interaction with 111 just now.

I was offered a vaccine at the airport on a Sunday morning which is not very convenient for me so I politely declined the appointment to which I received in accusatory tones;

"well why can't you get there?"

Not wishing to really get into it I said that transport on a Sunday morning was not very achievable for me, to which;

"well are you going to make any appointment then? because we're not coming to Ramsey anytime soon"

I struggle to understand the benefit of adopting a confrontational approach with these sort of things and fear that it's the sort of attitude and approach which will put people off getting a vaccine

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It was quite revealing when at one of the briefings last week he spent quite a while explaining how the IOM's clinicians had debated whether to extend the period between doses, and it was a consensus

Who is talking about setting up in a cowshed?  There are plenty of nice, warm venues large enough to do this on the IOM without OTT adaptations.  

Timeout. You were given a gentle hint earlier. 

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6 minutes ago, Rhumsaa said:

Lovely interaction with 11 just now.

I was offered a vaccine at the airport on a Sunday morning which is not very convenient for me so I politely declined the appointment to which I received in accusatory tones;

"well why can't you get there?"

Not wishing to really get into it I said that transport on a Sunday morning was not very achievable for me, to which;

"well are you going to make any appointment then? because we're not coming to Ramsey anytime soon"

I struggle to understand the benefit of adopting an confrontational approach with these sort of things and fear that it's the sort of attitude and approach which will put people off getting a vaccine

I'll bet they felt really sorry for inconveniencing you. How do you define inconvenient. If you have mobility issues did you tell them that or just say it was inconvenient. 

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1 minute ago, Happier diner said:

I'll bet they felt really sorry for inconveniencing you. How do you define inconvenient. If you have mobility issues did you tell them that or just say it was inconvenient. 

the interaction went as I have outlined in the post you are responding to

 

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1 minute ago, Rhumsaa said:

the interaction went as I have outlined in the post you are responding to

 

I'm afraid if I was on 111 I wouldn't be sympathetic to you unless you had a good reason. I mean inconvenient! Not the right word. They might say its bloody inconvenient for them to have to get to the airport on a Sunday morning as well, but they seem to manage ....for all our sakes

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Hope the AZ vaccine decliners weren’t waiting for Johnson jab !!

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8 minutes ago, Happier diner said:

I'm afraid if I was on 111 I wouldn't be sympathetic to you unless you had a good reason. I mean inconvenient! Not the right word. They might say its bloody inconvenient for them to have to get to the airport on a Sunday morning as well, but they seem to manage ....for all our sakes

Who asked for sympathy? all I ask for is politeness and professionalism.

All they have to do is say "oh ok, well there's no other appointments available at this time" and I say no problem

If I was on here demanding a vaccination tomorrow I could understand your stance but you seem to be suggesting that it's acceptable to be rude to people with no provocation?

I don't think it's within the remit of 111 to demand and then judge what is a "good reason" for not accepting the appointment provided?

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7 minutes ago, Happier diner said:

I'm afraid if I was on 111 I wouldn't be sympathetic to you unless you had a good reason. I mean inconvenient! Not the right word. They might say its bloody inconvenient for them to have to get to the airport on a Sunday morning as well, but they seem to manage ....for all our sakes

Or they’re providing a service. They’ve slots in Douglas, much nearer, or on days other than Sunday, or at times other than the morning on Sunday. 

They’ve got a slot on their screen. They ring you. If it’s not convenient it’s pretty simple to offer another appointment. It’s typical inflexibility.

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1 minute ago, Rhumsaa said:

Who asked for sympathy? all I ask for is politeness and professionalism.

All they have to do is say "oh ok, well there's no other appointments available at this time" and I say no problem

If I was on here demanding a vaccination tomorrow I could understand your stance but you seem to be suggesting that it's acceptable to be rude to people with no provocation?

No provocation you say?

If I am not mistaken you have a beard.

I rest my case.

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3 minutes ago, Boris Johnson said:

No provocation you say?

If I am not mistaken you have a beard.

I rest my case.

they can't see that on the phone!

typical anti-beardist propaganda

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6 minutes ago, John Wright said:

Or they’re providing a service. They’ve slots in Douglas, much nearer, or on days other than Sunday, or at times other than the morning on Sunday. 

They’ve got a slot on their screen. They ring you. If it’s not convenient it’s pretty simple to offer another appointment. It’s typical inflexibility.

It's an isle of man thing. All the way from Ramsay to the airport!

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2 minutes ago, Happier diner said:

It's an isle of man thing. All the way from Ramsay to the airport!

*Ramsey

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2 minutes ago, Boris Johnson said:

They could hear it though, rustling

not a chance, I oiled it this morning to reduce noise pollution

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