2010-07-08 @ 10:46:33
animosity towards - strong dislike, opposition, or anger
bear no animosity against
amount to - to become a particular amount
accord with - to be the same as something, or to agree with something
be totally abashed by/at - embarrassed
barter for/with - to exchange goods for other things rather than for money wymienić, przehandlować
make a beeline of - to go directly and quickly towards ruszyć prosto w kierunku czegoś
bask in - to lie or sit enjoying the warmth especially of the sun wygrzewać się, pławić się
whet the appetite - to increase someone's interest in and wish for something, usually by giving them a small experience of it zaostrzyć apetyt
averse to -ing - strongly disliking or opposed to przeciwny
make allowances for - to prepare for the possibility of wziąć pod uwagę coś, wziąć poprawkę na coś [growth, inflation, variation
boast about/of
have an aversion to
ban on
she couldn't account for the sand
the apple of sb's eye

I believe I’ll start bearing animosity towards the health service in this country. That is, I will if I haven’t already started..
Yesterday I set off at 7 am..first the appointment at my GP..waited 50 minutes..my visit was delayed by 50 bloody minutes! But yeah, that was to be expected. At least the doc was a good one..he gave me 5 orders to 5 different places..then I went to the hospital...it took me 10 minutes to find the right person to tell me what I should do and where I should go, because of course the woman who was supposed to be sitting in this cubbyhole with a big Information sign was out and about (probably smoking) and of course it had not occurred to her to put up a sign with information that she would be back in 5 minutes or so..of course not, why bother, huh? Anyway, then it took some listening to a receptionist complaining about my GP (how irresponsible he was, how rude he was, how irritated she was because he had sent me to the hospital without giving me the order..blah blah blah) but I did have to hear my share of it all before I was kindly registered with a surgeon. And then I had to wait for 2 hours and 13 minutes to be seen by him and it took him not longer than 1 minute to examine me..How lovely..And then I got an X-ray order so I went where I had been instructed to go. A woman at the reception directed me to another place because, apparently, there had been 2 more urgent cases. Not until I finished talking to her did I behold 3 people who had been examined by the very same surgeon (after me) and who came in with the same order. And they were told the same thing. And then they made a beeline to be the first to be X-rayed. I mean wtf?!
The guy at the X-ray facility was..seemed to be a several cards short of a full deck, to say the least..He did behave like a nutter..but in a sweet, harmless way ;) I was told to pick up the X-rays the following day.
So I did.
I got up today at 6.30, got ready and went to the facility. Took the X-rays and went to make an appointment with the surgeon so that he can have a look at them and tell me whether I should start to worry. I was told by the receptionist that I ought to make an appointment with my GP first to get his order to make an appointment with the surgeon ;| And she dared be indignant that I had not known that.. So I came back home empty-handed. Well, not really – I do have the X-rays but it will take another few days and many hours spent either at the reception desks or in waiting rooms queuing for a meeting which will last shorter than 5 minutes. Oh, how I love this country...

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