Sticks and Stones

A project log for Obsidian

Hacking MorningStar

Morning.StarMorning.Star 10/19/2019 at 06:511 Comment

Hench attempted a coup, and failed - for which he has paid the ultimate price.

At the beginning of this year Hench's reputation was in tatters. He'd failed to provide any service whatsoever and annoyed me to the point of threatening litigation, so in desperation I employed two near neighbours using funding from the government as carers for Bea. Yeah, I know, and it didnt work out so well...

Later Hench discovered probably the worst care agency in the country and sent them in. Bea and I befriended one of the carers, a girl half my age pregnant with twins who complained about her boss and the conditions her job imposed on her elsewhere. Probably a mistake, but I had words with her manager about that, and offered my services to assist the old bag with her micromanaged and inefficient scheduling that needed dragging into the 20th Century first, and then updating with a mobile solution. That didnt work out so well either, she threw the contract and lost yet another mutual friend of me and Bea. These people are as rare as unicorns...

Back to today, and I still dont have carers after months of Hench telling me it was impossible to find someone despite advertising. Now, granted it is extremely hard to get anyone to do anything these days without flashing significant cash at them, but now I find out he's been taking the piss.

I began to get frustrated and left a few less than polite messages asking where my services were and managed to upset him, whereupon I got called delusional, and dangerous, and some kind of sex pest regarding the carers. It got real nasty but thats invariably water off a ducks back to me. However it transpires thats what he's been telling the carers, and naturally being short-staffed they just wont take the contract.

In these circumstances, two carers are required to attend for their own safety. And they dont have spare carers, so...

Well, I hit the roof.

Next thing I know I'm again denied access to our legal framework as DoLs back out - Thanks for that BTW, that was really helpful - and I'm right back to Square One with Hench.

Oh, really. Well you understood wrong.

And no it wont, and I'm perfectly aware who the legal advocate is, so they can take a hike.

And you can look all you like, but unless you can provide decent one-to-one care that doesnt involve me doing or supervising it on benefits - or me being thrown onto the streets in debt, branded a failure and a pervert, then you arent going to like my views very much.

And I dont recall asking you to do any of that in the first place, you pompous and officious little rodent.

So I called Igor, and enquired whether he had authorised or even condoned Hench's behaviour and intimated that if he did, I'd sue his stupid ass for it personally instead of Hench's. No, wait, as well as.

I was rather indignant XD

Igor has learned to respect me, and only had Hench deal with me because he isnt skilled enough. Thats why he chose Hench, who he sees as an expert in care and a part-time rock star, thinking I'd respect him automatically. Well Igor has been wrong about a few other things lately, and agreed that was perhaps a poor choice.

Hench is gone then, and wont interact further. Hooray!

I also reminded Igor about my lack of representation at said meeting, and reminded him I was on a waiting list for an advocacy service, and he took it upon himself to prioritise that as well. Next thing I know, I have an assessment for an advocate and the meeting has been moved to the 5th Nov...

The day before Bea's birthday as it happens. It is also an auspicious day in the UK. From Wikipedia...

Guy Fawkes Night, Bonfire Night, or sometimes Firework Night.

An effigy of Fawkes, burnt on 5 November 2010 at Billericay

Guy Fawkes Night originates from the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, a failed conspiracy by a group of provincial English Catholics to assassinate the Protestant King James I of England and replace him with a Catholic head of state. In the immediate aftermath of the 5 November arrest of Guy Fawkes, caught guarding a cache of explosives placed beneath the House of Lords, James's Council allowed the public to celebrate the king's survival with bonfires, so long as they were "without any danger or disorder".

I swear Igor has a sense of humour somewhere, but I cannot detect it in his speech patterns.


Dr. Cockroach wrote 10/21/2019 at 15:52 point

Awww, whats a nice bonfire without a little danger ;-)

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