Do You Go To Church?

…asked the Muslim social worker of the old Jew in his living room, as she filled out a form for aged care assistance…

Really one of the oddest exchanges that I have had recently. The form seems to have the logo and imprimatur of the Australian federal government in a special department for the aged, and a logo from another organization that may offer help. In this case the help they offered seems to be a booklet and a note that my goal is to get my injured leg back to good health.

From the church question, I am assuming it is a pious hope…

As no more was done all week, at my latest visit to the physician, he short circuited the whole departmental rigmarole by ringing up the local chemist to see if they sold pressure bandages. They did, I called in and bought one, and pulled it on myself. We’ll be checking in a week to see that healing is progressing.

In the meantime I will keep my phone on and my ears open for the assistance that the bureaucratic department will offer. But I shall not hold my breath. Nor expend it singing hymns, for that matter…

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2 thoughts on “Do You Go To Church?

    1. I thought so too, though I also wondered at the time for whom she asked it. As it transpired, I gave a cheerful, vague, and perfectly honset asnwer that could not be turned to any bad account. If I am asked again I shall pursue the point to a conclusion.

      However, I have not had any more contact, nor do I expect any. I think the whole thing was an exercise in jobsworthyness.

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