Having a fine day?
I had my flu jab today, and I am peeved off about it.
I have the flu innoculation every year, have done for about 5 years since a nasty bout of flu over Christmas left me on the 30th December in an ambulance with horrible chest pains. I had come down with pleurisy and pneumonia.
It is the worst I have ever felt, and the thought of another bout can leave curled up in a foetal position wimpering like an arachnophobic at a spiderman convention.
Normally, my local doctors surgery will let me queue up with the elderly, young and frail to receive a free jab.
For some reason this year, they did not call me in and by the time I had remembered the open sessions had been completed and I had no chance of getting it free.
So, after a couple of days of feeling a little under the weather and my local pharmacy refusing me the vaccination, I put on my best smile and asked another chemist close to work who were happy to oblige.
£9.99 to get it this year. That is a lot compared to the £0.00 I paid last year and the year before and the year before that…. Well you get the idea.
I am pleased to have the peace of mind of knowing I cannot get ill with flu for another 12 months. However, I am peeved I had to spend nearly a tenner.
So next year in October, please can you remind me to call my Doctors?