|It's cheaper in Target (Wednesday)
||[Jul. 25th, 2007|09:13 pm]
Yesterday I had my first interview with the DEN people and a morning session with "The doc". The doc asked how I managed to end up with the DEN people and I explained that my local GP had issued a certificate that states that in his opinion I am unable to work (or study) for longer than 8 hours per week. He questioned the diagnosis listed on the certificate but looked back to his file and discovered that the diagnosis was correct. He issued several scripts for Diazepam and suggested that if there were any difficulties (with DEN) to get back to him ASAP.
The man at DEN was as confused as I was. I was there to register but the Centrelink computer told him that I was considered "exempt" (from the activity test - looking for work and hence DEN itself which appears to consist of attending their premises in Penrith for 3 hours on Tuesday mornings and 3 hours on Thursday morning with the intent of finding work) . He rang Centrelink and they told him they were still investigating so he has arranged another appointment for August 7th. (two weeks time).
He scrolled through something on his screen from the Work Capacity People which suggested that I am considered able to work. The bottom line is whether working or looking for work can worsen the condition and it is my understanding that it can, although this is still yet to be determined.
I purchased a 19 inch monitor for use with Ubuntu Linux to gain the most from it. This will be my final purchase of computer hardware/software for some time and is considered "dipping into the tax refund to come" (which is officially due any day now) and according to the etax calculations should be fairly substantial.
I don't know much about this Harry Potter thing but I was perusing the bookstore for books on Ubuntu Linux (I found one) and was gleaning through the pages of the new Harry Potter book and a young Asian lady looked sympathetic and tapped me on the shoulder and whispered "it's cheaper in Target" and then disappeared into a mist. There are young people on trains reading the final pages of this book. I have NO IDEA what it's all about. It looks thicker than the Bible and a lot more popular.
I have seen 15 minutes of a Harry Potter film on TV and quite enjoyed the segment I saw (flying around on broomsticks) and could perhaps enjoy the complete series on DVD if I ever get around to renting or purchasing same. I doubt that I would have the stamina to read the books however (sigh).
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