We’re having the bath replaced with a shower downstairs. In the garage that was converted into a bedroom/en suite jobby over 10 years ago with LB in mind. The bath that had the bath bell. [Howl]. I’ve not had a bath in nearly three years now so it made sense. It’s a small space needing a tiny sink. Not easy to find. Eurgh.
I ended up back online at the Bathstore earlier and a box popped up asking if I wanted help from someone. Yep. Thank you. Cameron appeared in the top right hand corner of the screen. Wearing a set of headphones and a type box under his pic. We started messaging about tiny sinks. So blinking exciting.
I shouted to Rich:
Hey I’m actually having a chat with a guy from the Bathstore…!
It’s not real.
Yep, he’s here with headphones on.
Yeah, but he’s not a real person.
He bloody is. Come and see…
[When Rich came in, the real Cameron was briefly replaced with a photo of possibly Cameron, while he searched for tiny sinks…]
It’s not real.
There he is look, he’s been looking for stuff.
He’s not live.
He is. Look! He looks down when he types….
He’s not really there FFS!!!
We’ve been a bit anxious since the meeting on Tuesday with Tim Smart, interim Sloven chair. Rich’s blanket dismissal of Cameron reminded me of Smart’s dismissal of the Mazars review as ‘wrong’. Someone (NHS Improvement, NHS England? Jezza Hunt?…) seriously needs to make sure Smart is given the opportunity to ‘see the Mazars wave’. And for him to be prepared to accept, or at least engage with, the evidence shown.
Postscript: Perhaps unconnected, Rich returned to twitter this afternoon and sent his second tweet in five years. Quality rather than quantity he says.