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|Anyone else having problems convincing elderly parents?|
at 17:07 27 Mar 2020
I’m having a nightmare with my parents, who unbelievably completed a house move last Monday, very much against my advice. My Dad is 84, my Mum is 78.
My Mum received her letter today informing her that she is on the at risk list, but cannot grasp the concept that no one should go into the house - including me. I have reluctantly agreed that I will do one or two critical things tomorrow morning, provided they stay in the bedroom whilst I am there and don’t make me a cup of tea etc. but I keep getting this tacit emotional pressure to do more trivial stuff and some DIY. I keep telling her that it’s a really bad idea and that she can’t get ‘a man’ in to do it for her either ( I suspect and hope that no one would accept the job).
I’ve got some half decent PPE, but whilst they understand the measures they don’t seem to grasp that COVID is no respecter of convenience.
I’ve sorted them out with Sainsbury’s deliveries already and also did shopping that I left outside the door, and I’ve had to be really firm on the abundant ‘’ can you just nip to the shop when you’re passing’’ calls.
I’m standing strong on what I will and won’t do and why, but is anyone having similar difficulties, and if so how are you dealing with them? I feel terrible, I’d never forgive myself if something happened.
at 16:59 6 Jul 2018
I appreciate that this is generally a football forum, but I'd be really interested to know if anyone has had problems with getting parts for VW cars in the last couple of weeks? Mine has been off the road for over a week now whilst the dealership make ever more outlandish excuses. It seems that VW have changed logistics contractors recently and in a similar way to KFC junkies not getting their fix earlier in the year, you can't get a part to mend a leaking VW roof.
Anyone else struggling with this?
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