Have I told you lately how much I love living in Germany? The ways have grown over the past two days.
This weekend the Boys had a boyscout campout. When they returned Sunday, tired and stinky, we discovered a tic on Boo. We could not get it out so Hubby took him to the local expat friendly recommended emergency room. They looked at it and refused to treat him. Because he's a child. Apparently they don't help kids in need.
Lest you think its an isolated incident three years ago next Monday actually my son then four fell at school and hit his head. It was so bad that by the time I got to school they told me to take him to emergency at this same hospital. My child was vomitting and barely concious, he had a concussion.
After waiting ten minutes they turned us away (as he's vomitting in the background) because they didn't feel comfortable treating a small child.
I'm sorry I thought a hospital treated sick people? Maybe that doesn't translate in German I don't know.
I had to drive all the way to Venusberg hospital 20 mins away. If the school aid hadn't been with me I may have killed someone and I'd be writing from the pokey.
So strike two with Johanifer Hospital. If your ill… Good luck.
Today Mr. T-com showed up to fix the internet. He fiddled with this and that then said we need a new router. Not sure why they die after three years but it seems they do (like many other German electronics we've bought and had to replace, they don't stand the test of time). Tomorrow if I'm lucky a magic piece of paper will appear in my mailnbox that I can then input in order to actually use this fancy new router.
It doesn't come cheap either. I have to pay for the 40 mins he was here and the new router.
100 € for a router? Yes. I'd like to say that I told him to go leap off a bridge before I'd shell that much for a router that in the US is about maybe 40 bucks?
But that's where they get you. You don't have internet and you want it, pay the piper.
Fingers crossed for happy mail tomorrow and things will be back to normal around here by Wednesday and I can finally have my 400th post party and dole out some prizes. With any luck.